Tarrington, Henty, South West Victoria
Proprietor: Jennifer and John Nagorcka
Year of Establishment: 1990
Size of Estate: 3.2 hectares
Av. bottles/annum: 4,000
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Jennifer and John Nagorcka began the development of Hochkirch in 1990. A high density planting pattern was implemented, with a low fruiting wire to take advantage of soil warmth in the growing season, and the focus was placed on Pinot Noir (4.5 hectares), with lesser quantities of Riesling (1.5 hectares), Cabernet Sauvignon (one hectare), Semillon and Shiraz (0.5 hectares each).
The vines are not irrigated and no synthetic fungicides, pesticides or fertilizers are used; currently the Nagorcka’s are certified bio-dynamic by Demeter.
Hochkirch vineyard lies on a north facing slope 250 m. above sea level along an elevated plateau running southwest from Dunkeld at the foot of the Grampians in far south west Victoria. Terrain is gently undulating with the Grampians commanding attention to the north. All vines are on own roots with no rootstocks at all used in the vineyard.
WINES AVAILABLE FOR TASTING
Steinbruch Pinot noir 2015 ($28 RRP)
Blanc - Semillon sauvignon blanc/2015 ($22 RRP)
Riesling ($31.50 RRP)
Tarrington/ chardonnay/ 2015 ($43 RRP)
Rose/ Pinot noir/ 2016 ($25 RRP)