The mature vineyards, first planted in the sub-region of Yallingup in 1986, are located in free-draining, lateritic, gravelly soil that is perfect for growing ultra-premium wine grapes.
The region has a strong maritime climate with the influence from the Indian and Southern Oceans giving rise to the finest fruit which has optimal flavour and intensity – reflective of the unique ‘terroir’ or sense of place.
Aravina Estate consists of 180 acres (73 hectares) of which 69 acres (28 hectares) are under vine including; Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Shiraz with subsequent plantings of Tempranillo and Malbec in 2013. A hectare of French Shiraz clone 470 will be planted this year. The Tempranillo vineyard is a polyclonal planting which comprises of four of the illustrious “Pingus” clones.
Approximately 50% of the plantings are cane pruned with the remainder spur pruned. The combination of the gentle slopes on the property, the free draining gravelly loam soils and plentiful water supply combine to produce ultra-premium quality fruit.
Most of the vineyard is structured around VSP (vertical shoot positioned) trellis. An area of the old Cabernet Sauvignon block is grown on a Lyre trellis system providing an open canopy system which results in optimal bunch exposure and air circulation.
"Great wine is made right here in the vineyard”