Dalrymple’s celebrated vineyard of just 12.3 hectares and with vines exceeding 20 years, rise up an easterly facing slope from 100m to 160m above sea level. With latitude of 41°, the vineyard shares similar conditions to that found in Burgundy. Tea trees, eucalypts and ferns protect its terroir on all sides, whilst sea breezes from nearby Bass Strait moderate dry and night temperatures, thereby encouraging the grapes to ripen evenly. On the western border of the property lies the extinct volcanic crater which created the vineyard’s rich basalt soils. These soils are of a moderate depth and so provide excellent drainage to avoid waterlogging, keeping the vines in relatively good balance.