Viticulture (noun): the cultivation of grape vines
AUSTWINE VITICULTURE PTY LTD
Austwine Viticulture began with the purchase of Broken Plough Vineyard, located near Rosedale in the Barossa Valley in South Australia, and has since grown to include another 250 hectares of vineyards from the Riverland and Sunraysia regions.
BROKEN PLOUGH VINEYARD (BAROSSA VALLEY)
The majority of this 68-hectare vineyard was planted in 2000 and consists of premium red wine grapes, including Grenache, Tempranillo, and Durif. Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon make up most of the vineyard.
The simple one wire vertical trellis and rocky undulating hills make this site well suited to growing premium wine grapes.
The name “Broken Plough” originated from these same rocky hills, which, although very scenic, have won their fair share of battles with modern machinery.
THE STABLES VINEYARD (BAROSSA VALLEY)
Our Barossa vineyards were expanded in 2016, and again in 2019, with the addition of a total of 40 hectares to become what is now known as The Stables vineyard. The name was derived from the property’s history as the home of a local race horse, and this gently undulating prime Barossa property was also formerly a small working vineyard. The balance of the land has since been planted with premium red grape varieties, the majority being Shiraz and the balance a mix of Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache.
INLAND VINEYARDS (RIVERLAND AND SUNRAYSIA)
Since 2006, Austwine has also been acquiring inland vineyards, which sit alongside the Murray River. This river system is the third longest navigable river in the world, after the Amazon and the Nile. Along with its tributaries, the Murray is also part of the third largest catchment on earth.
Auswine has approximately 250 hectares to supplement its supply of high-quality grapes and wine from the Riverland and Sunraysia regions.
The Sunraysia and Riverland produce close to 50% of Australia’s wine grapes and the majority of Australia’s wines for the export market. Because of this, these regions are often referred to as the engine room of the Australian wine industry.