Delamere Vineyards is planted on rich ironstone soils perfectly suited to the cultivars of pinot noir and chardonnay exclusively, and was established in the traditional French design used in Burgundy and Champagne. The deep red Ferrosol soils offer great fertility, excess water drainage and moisture retention, meaning that irrigation is not required. The low yield per vine and the reflective heat from the ground produces wines with superior depth of flavour and ripe well-developed tannins. Vine age and subsequent natural balance are key factors in the consistent production of wines with great structure and harmony.
Tasting Room is within the winery facility, which is open from 10 a.m. ‘till 5 p.m. every day of the year, except Christmas Day and Good Friday. Your initial welcome is just as likely to be a sniff from Chilli the dog as it is a crow from a rooster, watch the wines being made around you – sparkling wines being set up for hand riddling, or pinot noir and chardonnay maturing in oak. Or perhaps you’d prefer to simply sit out under the pergola with a glass of wine and take in the gentle tranquil surroundings of the Delamere property.