"Shining Rock" Nairne, Adelaide Hills
Berrigan Wines grows and produce its Adelaide Hills Wine, from the 'Shining Rock' vineyard in Nairne. The vineyard offers a unique view to the Mount Barker Summit and only a 3 minute drive from the Nairne main street.
The vineyard name 'Shining Rock' comes from the soil and rocks found here, which are mica schist, that glitter and shine in the sunlight.
'Shining Rock' is located 400m above sea level and only 30 mins South East of Adelaide, in the Adelaide Hills.
The climate here is cool and continental. The warm days build fruit depth and intensity in the wines, while the cool nights help retain acidity, freshness and varietal definition.
Our soils are rocky, mica schist soils with granite outcrops, which means we have good soil water retention yet free draining. The combination of slope, rocky and free-draining soils means that in the wetter years we are still able to grow high quality grapes.
The 15ha vineyard was originally planted over 20 years ago, by a renowned winemaker, to be an ultra-premium Shiraz and Viognier vineyard. It’s soils and micro-climate are very similar to the Hermitage region of Northern Rhone, France.
Along with Shiraz and Viognier, we now boast alternative varietals such as Sangiovese and Grüner Veltliner.
Mount Benson, Limestone Coast
Our special vineyard in the Limestone Coast is located in Mt Benson, South Australia and is only 3 km's from the cold Southern Ocean and the Bonny Upwelling.
This ridge, along with well-placed windbreaks, protects the vines from the harshest coastal winds, while still allowing the cooling and moderating effect to flow through to the vines.
By using a mix of different canopy management techniques, we can can best take advantage of the wonderful micro-climate and soil combination of each block, to encourage the most intense colour, flavour and individuality possible in our fruit.
To have a sneak peek at our beautiful Mount Benson vineyard, view the video below...