At over 500 metres above sea level, Heggies Vineyard is a single site vineyard in the high country of Eden Valley, producing truly individualistic cool climate white wines.
The close-planted vines are grown in a thin layer of grey sandy loam over clay and decomposed rock. The vines compete vigorously for moisture and nutrient in this ‘lean’ soil, encouraging the roots to go deep where it is moist and cool throughout all seasons. The high altitude and year-round cooler climate of our Eden Valley vineyard allows the leaf canopy on our vines to grow thicker and provide more shade to the grapes. The grapes are then able to ripen slowly and develop the sublime flavours Heggies Vineyard wines are renowned for. Equal attention is given to the areas surrounding the vines and the actual vineyard itself. Replanting native vegetation to create conservation areas adjacent the vines has created a sanctuary for birds, insects, kangaroos and other wildlife, and ensures the sustainability of the natural environment.