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Paterson’s Gundagai Vineyard

Paterson’s Gundagai Vineyard comprises some 24 hectares of vineyard on the Paterson family farm (about 800 hectares) in the Gundagai wine grape growing region (http://www.wineaustralia.net.au/en-US/wine-regions/gundagai-wineries.aspx) near Canberra, NSW, Australia.

The Gundagai wine region is on the foothills of the Great Dividing Range and the climate is continental with warm dry growing conditions followed by a long dry and cool ripening period. Red wines from the region tend to be medium bodied and very aromatic.

The vineyard was planted in 1997 and our first wine was a 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon – which won numerous awards in wine shows.

Our vineyard can produce up to 100,000 bottles of wine per year (from about 100 tonnes of grapes) but we mostly just sell 95% of the grapes to big wineries (who blend our grapes into their own wines)  and only make about 5000 bottles a year as premium wine under our own wine label: Paterson’s Gundagai Vineyard.

Wines made under our own label are all made in a small winery in the traditional way by hand and all reds are kept in oak barrels for at least one year before bottling.

All of our red wines have won medals in wine shows including many gold medals and trophies.

We produce two red wines (Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon) and one white wine (Chardonnay).

 

In general, we find that our red wines are medium bodied with a great spicy and fruity aroma and good length of palate. Many of them can be cellared for up to 15 years and still drink beautifully – all due to the high quality of the grapes and careful winemaking.