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The sensational vintages of St John's Road were generations in the making, the fruit of grand old vineyards and the progeny of families which have tilled Barossa soil since early settlement. The landed gentry along St John's Road represent a heritage of the most distinguished names in Australian viticulture, Lehmann and Lienert, Zander, Kalleske and Schutz. With each vintage, they earmark small parcels of the most exceptional Barossa fruit, to be treated to a course of traditional open ferments and term of age in the finest French oak. Bearing such pious Lutheran monikers as Prayer Garden and Resurrection Vineyard, these sacred sites are planted to some of the oldest clones in the world. St John's Road, you'll be drinking the very.. Brought to you by barossa born & bred»
Paynes Rise
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Paynes Rise
Paynes Rise is a boutique vineyard winery near the picturesque hamlet of Seville in Upper Yarra Valley, highly specialised at crafting small batch vintages, from precious parcels of carefully picked, exclusively estate grown fruit

The ethos behind the vineyard is to produce classic, fruit driven wines with a complexity that reflects the unique expression of their cool climate Upper Yarra heritage. It is the realisation of many years of hard work, dedication and passion. Paynes Rise endeavour to produce varietal fruit driven wines with complexity, that are expressive of the vineyards unique qualities and upper Yarra cool climate. They aim to present a place rich in history, charm and character, where visitors can relax and enjoy Paynes Rise wines. The very inviting cellar door is incorporated into the 1860s homestead and property of Seville’s first settler, Thomas Payne. Estate visitors have the opportunity to wander throughout the original house and historic outbuildings.

Paynes Rise

Paynes Rise planted to a north facing slope at Seville in Upper Yarra Valley. This area experiences cooler average temperatures than the Northern and Central regions of the Valley, mainly due to its higher elevation. The elevation of site at Paynes Rise is 200m above sea level. The soil type is an immensely deep and fertile red volcanic light clay soil. The climate provides for a very slow even fruit ripening period, reflected in the intense characters from the area. Great wines begin in the vineyard. The vineyard consists of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. The team take pride in producing fruit that's of the highest quality, from parcels of exceptional vines that are in perfect, natural balance.

The cool climate coupled with the regions relatively high average rainfall and fertile soils provides for very healthy, vigoros vines. Many viticultural management techniques are employed to manipulate the vines growth to achieve a balance between vegetative growth and desired fruit production.

Crop levels are evaluated several times throughout the season and thinned where required to maintain low cropping levels. At harvest all fruit is hand picked and sorted in the field. The aim is to create an outstanding range of wines by employing the highest standards of vine husbandry and dedicated land management.

Paynes Rise

Paynes Rise