Area 13.8 ha approx. | Planted 11.2 ha approx. | Shiraz 7.3 ha | Cabernet Sauvignon 3.9 ha approx. | Future planting site 2.6 ha approx.
|Block #||Variety||Rootstock||Clone||Vine Spacing||Row Spacing||Area||Year Planted||Pruning|
|1||Cabernet Sauvignon||Own Rooted||G9V3||1.8m||3.3m||2.1||1998||Spur|
|2||Cabernet Sauvignon||Own Rooted||LC10||1.8m||3.3m||1.63||1999||Spur|
Six Gates estate occupies a 1 km scenic stretch of fertile land, along the Barossa Valley way in the wine capital of Australia.
The soil is essentially uniform across the blocks. It consists of 20-30 cm loam, over 50-60 cm red clay providing the essential water holding capacity. Beneath the clay is well-decayed lime stone acting as a perforating layer that prevents water logging.
A vacant block with water allocation is intended for planting. The existing winery facility with amenities and current licences are ideal for activating cellar door sales, taking advantage of the scenic location in one of the significant Barossa vine and tourism precincts.
The vineyard is irrigated by dedicated water supplied by Barossa Infrastructure Ltd. Irrigation is scheduled to achieve rich fruit of small berry size and deep colour. An automatically controlled system deliver filtered water at uniform rate and is used for in-line fertilizer delivery.
Given the changes in global weather, water availability has proven crucial to producing premium grapes.
The rows run on a gentle north-facing slope maximizing light capture for producing intense grapes.