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Param and his viticulturist Ranjit Gill have a resolute focus on optimum vine management, believing that 85% of wine quality comes from the vineyard.

OUR VINEYARD

The 50-acre Nazaaray Estate is the southernmost vineyard on the Mornington Peninsula with sweeping views, wildlife and superb sunsets. Its location and orientation encourage a long, slow ripening season which produces the fruit of outstanding quality and high natural acidity.

In 1996, Param planted 10 rows of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris (he was one of the pioneers of this variety in Australia), Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Riesling, tried different trellising methods and vine spacing, and buried himself in research about cool climate varieties.

Five thousand Cyprus trees had been planted (some by Boy Scouts, who won their forestry badge as a result) and the property at last had proper wind breaks.

Param later extended the vineyard, planting more Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris, and is now planting more Chardonnay. Nowadays just six acres are planted to Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz, and approximately 800+ cases of wine are produced each year.

Pinot Noir is one of the most temperamental of grape varieties and it is Param’s prime focus. Multiple clones have been planted: MV6, 114, 115, D2V5, D2V6, D5V12 and 777. The natural acidity of the grapes is usually high at harvest, due to the vineyard’s cooler location at the southernmost tip of the Mornington Peninsula and its long, slow ripening season.

Param opted not to irrigate the rich red basalt clay soil once the vines reached three or four years of age, wanting to force the roots deep into the ground in search of water and a true expression of the terroir. “That’s what extracts the real flavours from the minerals in the soil and the volcanic deposits that lie under it,” he says. “Our roots go down about three or four metres, but in Burgundy, some of the roots go down 100 metres.”

He follows sustainable principles, including spreading hay in the vineyard as mulch, planting more trees to encourage birdlife as insect control and not using chemicals.

Location corrdinates 38.351°S. 145.064°E
Vineyard elevation 150 mt./600 – 700 feet
Soil Fertile red basalt clay soil and mineral-rich volcanic deposits
Climate Cool, with Antarctic maritime influence.
Heat degree days October - April
Growing season rainfall 320-386 millimeters / 12.5-15.2 inches
Relative humidity, Oct - April, 3 pm Average 55%
Varieties Pinot Noir (4.2 acres), Pinot Gris (1.1 acres), Sauvignon Blanc (0.4 acre), Chardonnay ( 0.2 acre), Shiraz (0.1 acre)
Planting density 900-1100 vines per acre
Trellising VSP
Average vine age 19 years
Rootstock Mixed Telecki and the Estate’s own rootstock
Pinot Noir clones MV6, 114, 115, D2V5, D2V6, D5V12, 777
Flowering start date Approximately 3rd week in November
Harvest Mid-March to mid-April
Baume at harvest 3.5-14 Baume
Yield Cropping is less than two tonnes/acre. Low yield of 8 tonnes across the whole vineyard.