The secret of exceptional grape growing region of Heathcote has only been revealed in the last 15 years. Our vineyards are on the edge of the Cambrian soil belt running north from the township Colbinabbin and on the deep red Cambrian soils themselves
The Tar & Roses vineyard on the edge of the Cambrian soil delivers powerful fruit characters and colour. Here, soils are shallower than the more productive deeper soils of the north and as a result, less productive. This generally results in vines with reduced vigour and lower yields, giving greater intensity of fruit flavour. The Cambrian soil has good water holding capacity and this, with the warm climate and cool nights, allows the vines time to ripen a balanced crop load during the growing season and produce excellent varietal definition.