Giant Steps Yarra Valley

Wombat Creek Vineyard

Owned by Hand Picked Wines, Wombat Creek Vineyard is the highest altitude vineyard in the Yarra Valley, making it an ideal location for the production of extreme cool climate wines. The vineyard was originally planted in 1988 with the intention of producing base wine for sparkling production but over the years has been gradually transitioned to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir for table wine. The underlying ferrous (red) based volcanic soil and rock produce a distinctively soft yet long and firm palate that contrasts with the finer palates seen from the nearby Applejack Vineyard (basalt based volcanic).

Location: Gladysdale
Elevation: 420 metres
Aspect: North-east facing
Size: 39 acres
Planted: 1988
Soil type: Volcanic loam (red / ferrous)