The Wrattonbully Region

Wrattonbully lies between the Geographical indications of Padthaway and Coonawarra in the South East of South Australia in the heart of the Limestone Coast.

The free draining terra rossa and loam over limestone soils are characteristic of the Wrattonbully region and considered ideal soils for viticulture. Like a good red wine these distinctive characteristics were developed over time.

The Region was submerged under the sea for many millions of years. During this time marine sediments formed the limestone reefs which are so characteristic of the region today.  Approximately 1 million years ago the region began emerging from the sea. Organic matter accumulated on top of the Limestone reefs and formed the Terra rossa and deep loam soils.

The Wrattonbully region is considered as a temperate region and has an average rainfall of 561mm per year.

Significant vineyard plantings in the Wrattonbully region commenced in 1994, today the Region has a growing reputation for the production of premium Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot and Chardonnay.  Wrattonbully is an emerging region, with much excitement being generated over the unique characteristics of the wines it produces particularly as the vines begin age.

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