Clemens Hill vineyard nestles into the north-east facing slopes of the ancient glacial carving that is the Coal River Valley. It sits just 75m above sea level and is cooled by maritime valley breezes while capturing the bright crystalline sun. It enjoys both shelter and exposure. Rainfall is a capricious 500mm per annum, so it is supplemented with irrigation in times of stress.
Tashinga sits in a secluded valley below the crown of Mount Rumney. Elevated 210m above the sea below it benefits from cool nights and mild sunny days, in the winter there can be an occasional dusting of snow while in the summer there is warmth and heat without brutality. Tashinga vineyard chardonnay has been a constant component of some of Australia’s most lauded sparkling wines. It is near perfect, except for the resident possums, who have refined tastes.