After searching for a year and a half,studying 45 potential vineyard sites, Greg and Natala finally settled on the best vineyard position. The Flynns Winery and Vineyard is located on a narrow strip of the ancient cambian soil that runs north of the Heathcote township, which is now so highly prized. The combination of low rainfall, soil, plentiful sunshine and climatic influences result in very low yields of very high quality fruit.
The site has an easterly facing aspect to catch the first morning sun ideal for ripening grapes and reducing frost risk. A gentle slope on the site ensures some air movement that reduces the incidence of damaging frosts. The vineyard was planted in 1999 and comprises five acres of Shiraz, one acre of Merlot, one acre of Cabernet Sauvignon, two acres of Sangiovese and one acre of Verdelho.
Whilst well suited for the growing of regal quality wine varietals, the Flynn's vineyard only averages 580mm of rain annually. This makes the the distinctive clay subsoil of the vineyard ideal for retaining some of the precious little rainfall.