- 123 Glenlofty-Warrenmang Road, Glenlofty Victoria, Australia
- 30 July 2019
The Glenlofty vineyards lie between 320 metres and 360 metres above sea level in the heart of the Pyrenees region in western Victoria. The vines were planted in 1995 by Southcorp (now Treasury Wine Estates) to supply premium, cooler climate red and white varieties to Seppelts at Great Western for the Seppelt and Penfolds labels.
In 2010 the vineyard was sold to Canadian-based Roger Richmond-Smith and the wines switched to being produced at nearby Blue Pyrenees.
Over the past 3 years Glenlofty has won 3 Trophies, 29 Gold, 51 Silver and 86 Bronze Medals at Australian and international wine shows.
The 130 hectare estate is comprised of 30 separate vineyard blocks of which there are 13 x Shiraz, 5 x Cabernet Sauvignon, 3 each of Merlot and Nebbiolo, 2 each of Chardonnay and Viognier, and 1 each of Marsanne and Roussanne. They are low yielding vines that typically produce 4 to 5 tonnes per hectare.