Three classic varieties are grown on the 17 acres of Allandale’s multi award winning vineyards. Semillon and Chardonnay comes from our well drained ‘Creek Flat’ Vineyards and was planted in 1982. The soil profile here is sandy aggregate loam topsoil over medium clay which results in ideal soil conditions for these varieties. Pinot Noir was planted further up the hill towards the winery on a similar soil profile and was also planted at this time.
Allandale also prides itself on supporting long-standing relationships with local growers of high quality fruit from the Upper and Lower Hunter Valley. Varieties include Verdelho, Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz. Additional Semillon and Chardonnay vineyards are also sourced to complement Allandale’s own, low yielding vines.
Allandale sources small parcels of high quality fruit from other regions around Australia to provide diversity and choice for the customer. See below the list of varieties Allandale sources from the various wine regions.