Our winemaking mission is simple: to craft wines that represent the purest expression of our unique terroir.

We deliver high quality Yarra Valley wine

OUR WINE MAKING PHILOSPHY

The adage that great wine comes from the vineyard is one that holds true at Elmswood Estate Wines. The right variety planted in the right location, sustainable, considered viticulture and a light-handed approach in the winery allow the wine to speak clearly of the exceptional site we have here in the Yarra Valley. The wines should be delicious to drink, whether by themselves or with food and should be an accurate representation of both the vineyard and the growing season.

TERROIR & FARMING

 

 

Elmswood Estate is located at 240m above sea level in an area that is known as the ‘Upper Yarra’ due to its higher altitude and cooler conditions.

 

The vineyard has both northerly and easterly aspects and is planted to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

 

The soil is a deep red, basaltic silty loam, volcanic in origin. The 35 year old unirrigated vines crop at a maximum of 5T/hectare, resulting in small, intensely flavoured berries.

 

 

Since 2014, we have begun a program of refining our vineyard, including the planting of heritage Syrah clones, new Pinot Noir clones, as well as increasing the planting density of the original Pinot Noir block.

We have also been conducting trials with making our own composts, as well as the application of biodynamic sprays. We believe these practices will help improve the sustainability and biodiversity of our vineyard, and ultimately, translate into better fruit and better wine.