de Mestre wines is a cool-climate vineyard located in an isolated valley in mountain country on the western side of the Blue Mountains, approximately 200 km west of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
The vineyard is planted on a gently-sloping, north-facing hill that peaks at approximately 900 metres above sea level. It is not unusual for snow to fall in the vineyard during winter.
Vineyard soil is classified as Sofala Volcanics, estimated to be approximately 460 million years old (Ordovician). It consists of lavas, volcanic ash, fine to coarse grained basaltic sandstone, breccia mudstone and rare limestone. Interestingly, marine deposits are present even though the vineyard site is approximately 750 metres above sea level.
Varieties planted are Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Viognier. Crop levels are small, being approximately one and half tonnes per acre as our aim is to produce small berries with intense flavour and colour. At present there are cellar door facilities available by appointment only when stock is available.