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Sustainable farming has always been foremost in the McPherson family’s approach to viticulture and our vineyard planning encompasses a range of environmental concerns.

Vineyards


The McPherson family is proud of their efforts to preserve and protect the natural Australian environment.

Croftwood Vineyard ­ Murray Darling

Size: 85 Ha (210 Acres)
Grape Varieties Grown: Chardonnay, Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon

The Murray Darling is so named for the two great rivers that run through the region ­ the Murray River and the Darling River. One of the most significant grape growing areas in Australia, the region is over 350km wide (east to west) and is renowned for its production of soft, generously flavoured wines. Consistency, reliability and value for money are hallmarks of wines from the Murray Darling and it is for these reasons that McPherson Wines chose to plant vineyards here.

The McPherson family established their Croftwood vineyard along the Murray River near Mildura in 1994. Here, the Murray journeys northwest through the heart of Australia’s famous “red cliffs” area, where the dry, warm climate and brick-red soils conspire to endow McPherson’s red wines with a beguiling combination of forward fruit, structure and intensity.

Sinclair Vineyard ­ Goulburn Valley

Size: 140 Ha (350 Acres)
Grape Varieties Grown: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Marsanne,
Verdelho, Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon

The Sinclair vineyard, along the Goulburn River, is adjacent to the McPherson winery. Here, the river’s system of lakes, creeks and billabongs conspire to form a unique meso-climate that is dramatically influenced by its inland water mass.

The effect of this water mass is cooler and more moderate vineyard temperatures during the growing season, which in turn gives the McPherson white wines greater elegance and finesse, and its reds a rich, robust flavour, distinctive of the region.