Only 45 kilometres east of Melbourne’s CBD, the Yarra Valley is recognised as one of Australia’s foremost cool climate wine producing regions.
The St Huberts Vineyard is located at the gateway of the beautiful region on the Valley floor. With a long history of being renowned for Cabernet Sauvignon, other varieties include Merlot, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Roussanne. The oldest vines were planted in 1966 and generally yield low crops with intense fruit flavour, depth and concentration.
At an elevation of 50 to 80 metres, the St Huberts Vineyard sits on a gently sloping site facing north-west, maximising sun exposure and resulting in generous, fuller styled wines. Rainfall is slightly winter dominant and around 750 millimetres per annum. The soil is well drained grey clay loam over a clay layer of 500 to 600 millimetres in depth.
Vineyard area is approximately 21 hectares and the majority is trellised to Vertical Shoot Positioning. Works are frequently undertaken to rejuvenate the vineyard in order to get the varieties, clones and rootstocks right and to re-invest in the future.
St Huberts also sources from a selection of other premium growers in the Yarra Valley and Victoria to allow for greater diversity of grape varieties and styles.