The Hollick Wrattonbully vineyard is located near the town of Naracoorte in the GI of Wrattonbully, which is approximately 50kms north of the Coonawarra winery.
The vineyard features similar soils to Coonawarra with shallow Terra Rossa over limestone, at the top of the ridges the terra rossa is the shallowest which is where we get some of our most intensely flavoured fruit. The climate is marginally warmer than Coonawarra, facilitating grapes to ripen on average 2 weeks earlier.
Ian was adamant that the climate would be ideally suited to Shiraz and with this belief planted 20 hectares of this variety in 1998.
In 2000 a further 4 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon and a hectare each of Tempranillo and Sangiovese were planted.