The Wineries

Karrawatta 

Established in 1996, Sophie’s Hill vineyard in Meadows is one of the highest altitude premium sites in the Adelaide Hills Wine Region. The yields and vine growth are in natural balance and vines produce consistent low quantities of super premium fruit, with delicate flavours that represent the terroir of the site.

The soil is uniform across the vineyard where the top soil consists of a shallow shaley loam overlying a free draining loamy clay with fragments of shale and ironstone. The altitude of the site ranges from 450–520m where each variety has been planted to suit the sites topography to ensure super premium wine production. The Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay are grown on south facing cooler slopes and Shiraz grown on the north facing warmer, less vigorous slopes. The Pinot Gris is planted at the highest point with row orientation east/west to ensure none of the fruit is exposed to the afternoon sun.

Sophie’s Hill is named after Mark’s daughter Sophie, who loves catching yabbies and having bonfires on the farm.

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