Austwine Viticulture Pty Ltd

Broken Plough Vineyard, Rosedale

Austwine Viticulture began in January 2005 with the purchase of Broken Plough Vineyard, located near Rosedale in the Barossa Valley, South Australia.

Harvest time at “Broken Plough” in the Barossa Valley

Most of the 68-hectare vineyard was planted in 2000 and consists of premium red wine grapes including Shiraz,  Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Tempranillo and Durif. The majority of the Vineyard is Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. A simple 1 wire vertical trellis and rocky undulating hills make this site well suited to grow premium quality wine grapes.

The name “Broken Plough” originated from these same rocky undulating hills which although very scenic, they have won their fair share of battles with machinery.

 

Austwine is very excited to be developing an Insectarium at the Broken Plough Vineyard.  You can read more about it by clicking here.

 

 

Inland Vineyards

2010.12.23 Murray River in flood at Blanchetown 200

The Murray River (Blanchetown)

Since 2006, Austwine has been acquiring vineyards along the Murray River, the world’s third longest navigable river, after the Amazon and the Nile.  Along with its tributaries, the Murray is part of the third largest catchment on Earth.

 

Austwine has approximately 250 hectares of vineyards along the Murray River to supplement its supply of high quality grapes and wine from the Riverland and Sunraysia regions.  These two regions produce close to 50% of Australia’s wine grapes and are often referred to as the engine room of the Australian wine industry, producing the majority of Australia’s wines for the Export markets.

Inland vineyard in summer

Inland vineyard in summer