Address: 50 McMullans Rd, Barrabool
Website: www.barwonridge.com.au/
Phone: 0418 324 632

Review by: Barwon Ridge

The vineyard was planted in 1999 by Geoff and Joan Anson and Ken King. We produce Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Marsanne.

The vineyard is in the Barrabool Hills, approximately 1 hour south-west of Melbourne and 10 minutes west of Geelong. It is a great place to visit on the way down the Great Ocean Road.

THE VINEYARD
The vineyard runs down from a ridge in the Barrabool Hills. It looks northwards onto the Barwon River and the You Yangs, and to Corio Bay in the east. The soil is a quick draining sandy loam over shallow limestone. The vines 'do it tough' getting their roots down into the rocky ground but then produce intense flavours in the sun and soil. The area is in a natural rain shadow. The low rainfall, open aspect and good air flow mean that disease pressures are low and spraying is kept to a minimum.

WINES
There is approximately 3.6 hectares (9 acres) under vine. Plantings comprise Pinot Noir (Clones: MV6, D2V5, 114, 115, 777), Shiraz, Marsanne, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.

All of the fruit used in our wines comes from our vineyard. 2004 was our first vintage.

All wines are vegan compliant.