The mineral rich hills around Beechworth are home to more than a dozen vineyards. These vineyards are tended by wine growing families with a fierce independence and a passion for making the best possible artisanal wines.

Gold found around the town of Beechworth in 1852 brought prosperity to this relatively small wine producing region. Chardonnay, Shiraz and Pinot Noir all do very well in this altitude influenced area.

100ha
Total vineyard area
36° 21'S
Latitude
300-720m
Altitude
370-550mm
Growing season rainfall

Chardonnay

Intense, complex wines with weight and texture.

Pinot Noir

Medium weight, finely structured wines with classic cherry flavours. 

Shiraz

Earthy, spicy wines with raspberry fruit and distinct savoury notes.

Top varieties grown in Beechworth
Climate
  • Wide range of altitude makes generalisations difficult
  • Best vineyards are on slopes for better air drainage to avoid the issues of frost
  • Lack of available water restricts expansion

 

Soil
  • Old sandstone and gravel over clay
  • Granitic top soils over clay derived from volcanic deposits