Ballarat, Victoria
Proprietor: Norman Latta, Owen Latta
Year of Establishment: 1983
Size of Estate: 6 Hectares
Av. bottles/annum: 7,000

Website: www.easternpeake.com.au

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Eastern Peake Vineyards are set on a small plateau at Coghills Creek in the Ballarat Highlands some 25 km from Ballarat. A dramatic backdrop of a rugged granite outcrop of Mt Bolton, namely ‘Eastern Peake’ is to the west of the vineyard, creating the stunning view seen from the property. To the east the vineyard overlooks the Mammaloid Hills of the Creswick Plains, named by Major Mitchell during his epic trail.

 

The Eastern Peake Vineyard was established in 1983, the first plantings being 8 acres of Pinot Noir followed by 4 acres of Chardonnay in 1991. Eastern Peake is positioned at 430 metres above sea level, which is relatively high within Australian vineyards. The vineyard is a flat relief between fertile undulations. The soil is duplex in nature with clay loam basalt overlying a subsoil of clay and fine iron stone. The cool climate is ideal for producing high quality Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.


 

VINES

EASTERN PEAKE

Size
6 Hectares
% of your production
80%
Owned
Harvested by hand
Dry grown
Soil/s
Grey weathered basalt over red buckshot clay.
Varieties planted
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Training system
Vertical shoot positioning
Fertilizer
Manure, green manure, mulch
Pest control
Some copper and sulphur
Weed control
Mechanical
When was it converted to natural farming
In progress
Will the vineyard ever be converted? If so specify time frame
In transition to "Quantum" over a 3 year frame.

WALSH BLOCK

Size
2 Hectares
% of your production
20%
Owned
Harvested by hand
Supplementary irrigation
Soil/s
Grey weathered basalt over red buckshot clay.
Varieties planted
Pinot noir, Syrah
Training system
Vertical shoot positioning
Fertilizer
Calcium foliage spray, mulch
Pest control
Some copper and sulphur
Weed control
Mechanical
When was it converted to natural farming
In progress
Will the vineyard ever be converted? If so specify time frame
In transition to "Quantum" over a 3 year frame.
 
 

Wines

Walsh Block

2013
Variety
Syrah
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Walsh Block 100%
Days of skin contact
28 days post ferment
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
3,000 litre cement fermenters then 15 months in 225 litre barrels (3 to 4 years old).
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
30ppm

INTRINSIC

2014
Variety
Pinot Noir
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Eastern Peake 100%
Days of skin contact
35 days post ferment
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
3,000 litre cement fermenters then 14 months in 225 litre barrels (3 to 4 years old).
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
30ppm

INTRINSIC

2014
Variety
Chardonnay
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Eastern Peake
Days of skin contact
Nil - Whole bunch pressed
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
15 months in 300 and 500 litre French barrels
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
45ppm

PINOT TACHE

2014
Variety
Pinot Noir
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Eastern Peake
Days of skin contact
Nil
Filtered
No
Fined
Yes
Elevage
15 months in stainless steel
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
45ppm

PROJECT ZERO SO2

2014
Variety
Pinot Noir
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Eastern Peake
Days of skin contact
35 Days post ferment
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
14 months in 225 litre barrels (3 to 4 years old).
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
Nil