Vineyards

Seaview Sub Region: The Nashwauk vineyard shares the terroir with neighboring vineyards for Kays, Chapel Hill and Coriole. The Seaview sub region is uniquely positioned between the coast and ranges at a higher altitude than other vineyards in the McLaren Vale region. Hill tops experience cooling sea breezes and the valleys benefit from the cool air streams returning towards the sea at night. Some of McLaren Vale’s oldest established vineyards are situated here. Fruit from the Nashwauk hilltops generally ripens earlier and produces peppery spicy, full bodied wines while the slower-ripening valley fruit can provide darker, bolder fruit characters such as plums and blackberry. Seaview soils vary from red earth clay on limestone to sand on limestone and grey loam on clay. All of which can be found on the Nashwauk property. "Our vineyards are between 12 and 40 years old with a mix of Shiraz, Tempranillo and Cabernet. It’s contour-planted and there's seven different soil types which can change every couple of metres making it a challenge," said Reid. The Nashwauk vineyards total 20 hectares.