Abbey Creek Vineyard is on the northern slopes of the Porongurup Range with two boundaries with the Porongurup National Park. The Porongurup Range itself is Pre-Cambrian, with the gravelly loam soils of the vineyard derived from its erosion and outwash.
The view from the vineyard across the Kalgan plain to the Stirling Range to the north is breathtakingly beautiful in its many moods.
The Pinot Noir and Riesling vines date to 1990, the Cabernet Sauvignon (now grafted with Pinot Noir) to 1993 and the Sauvignon Blanc to 2006. All carry an inter-row cover of clover or serradella, eliminating any need for artificial nitrogen fertilisers. The Pinot Noir vigour is controlled with a Scott-Henry trellis system to allow adequate aeration and sun exposure.
Our vineyard is typically cool climate, with annual rainfall of about 800 mm, cool frost-free winters and mild to warm summer temperatures.
Mike is the viticulturalist, John Russell our excellent vineyard manager.