THE MALUNA VINEYARD
Our vineyard is nestled 180-240m above sea level in the foothills of the Broken Back Range. We share the west border with the Pokolbin state forest and over 100 kilometres of untouched wilderness. Through the centre of the property flows the Flemming gully and to either side lie the steeply terraced vineyard blocks. This orientation allows for a variety of unique microclimates, from cool south-facing slopes and higher altitude blocks, to the warmer north-facing terraces.
ABOVE THE CLOUDS
With vines planted up to 240m above sea level, Maluna is the highest elevated vineyard in the Hunter Valley and benefits from a slightly cooler microclimate. The elevation also gives us greater exposure to the cooling easterly and southerly sea-breezes during the warm summer months. This helps limit humidity and decrease the risk of disease.
THE WILD PLACE
To the west of the Maluna vineyard lies nothing but 100 kilometres of forest and wilderness. This means that we share the vineyard with an abundance of native plants and wildlife. We're constantly inspired by the scenes we see everyday and aim to reflect this in our wines.
The soil on the vineyard is over 300 million years old and is incredibly diverse. On the ridgetops you will find red volcanic duplex soils planted to Syrah and on the valley floor lies sandy loam planted to Chardonnay and Semillon. The oldest of these vines were planted in the 1970’s and dry farmed for decades, typically producing a low crop of highly concentrated fruit.