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Home to our award-winning School House, China Terrace and other unique sites

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School House Vineyard

This site is staggeringly beautiful and elicits a wine that exudes sheer class.

At an altitude of 400 meters, School House is the highest of the Bendigo Vineyards and gives spectacular wines – and views.

Its gently sloping North face is frost resistant and lies adjacent to the original School building of the Bendigo community.

The beauty of this vineyard is the combination of finer complex glacial outwash and schist soils, and later, cooler ripening.

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VINEYARD PROFILE
Elevation: 330m – 420m
Year Planted: 2003
Soil: weathered and windblown fine schist loess above moronic gravel debris and a calcareous layer
Variety: Single Vineyard Pinot Noir, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris
Characteristic: Our highest altitude vineyard with steep gradient, complex soil and spectacular views
Flavour Profile: Wines are elegant, concentrated, perfumed and mineral

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China Terrace Vineyard

A gentle sloping site located amidst the towering cragginess of the Dunstan Ranges.

Once home to the Chinese mining population during the Bendigo Gold Rush, this vineyard continues to make history by producing award-winning fruit.

The vineyard’s altitude means the warmth of Bendigo is tempered, giving great balance, later ripening and red fruit flavours to its wines.

Fruit from this vineyard is used in our Single Vineyard China Terrace Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

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VINEYARD PROFILE
Elevation: 320m – 340m
Year Planted: 2001
Soil: loess and sand over glacial outwash and schist
Variety: Single Vineyard Pinot Noir, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay
Characteristic: Complex Soil that contains more nutrients and moisture
Flavour Profile: Wines are abundant in red fruits, structured and savoury

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Ardgour Vineyard

A lower altitude vineyard, this site’s climate is reflected in the wine.

Essentially warmer, than our higher-altitude Bendigo vineyards, this site gets low rainfall and intense exposure to the elements.

It’s amazing what flourishes here – incredible fruit. Ardgour produces robust varietals that reflect signature Central Otago flavours.

Both wind swept and remote, our Ardgour Vineyard is a site for both Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris.

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VINEYARD PROFILE
Elevation: 270m - 320m
Year Planted: 2002
Soil: loess and sand over alluvial gravel
Varietals: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris
Characteristics: windswept and remote
Flavour profile: Wines are robust, fruit driven and inherently Central Otago

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Red Shed east & west

A lower altitude vineyard, this site’s climate is reflected in the wine.

Gravelly and warm, our Red Shed East and West Vineyards ripen early and create ravishing flavours and ripe acidity for its Pinot Blancs and Rieslings.  

Even ripening is encouraged by balanced vine growth and moderate crop levels.

We handcraft our wine using traditional methods to let the uniqueness of our vineyards shine in every glass.

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VINEYARD PROFILE
Elevation: 200m - 250m
Year Planted: 1999 - 2000
Soil: loess and sand over alluvial gravel
Variety: Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc and Riesling
Characteristics: Gravelly warm sites that ripen early
Flavour Profile: Wines are robust, fruit driven and inherently Central Otago

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Gibbston Valley Bendigo Vineyards

Our stunning Central Otago vineyards located in the sub-region of Bendigo.

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