Mount Pleasant Wines

Old Paddock

A Tale of Two Vineyards

‘Originally planted using cuttings from Old Hill, the distinction in character shown in Shiraz from one side of the property to the other, is remarkable.

The Story

1921

Maurice O’Shea extends the land holding of the Old Hill vineyard with two adjoining parcels of land. The deep red volcanic loams of the Old Paddock have allowed the vines to penetrate and bury their roots deep into the underlying bedrock, providing them with nourishment, resilience and protection.

Old Paddock Location

Pokolbin, Lower Hunter Valley, NSW

Elevation

60-100m

Varieties

Fiano (.75ha)
Sagrantino (.8ha)
Tempranillo (1.03ha)
Montils (.2ha)
Vermentino (1.07ha)
Touriga (.96ha)

Vine Orientation

North-South

Vines Per Hectare

1790

Row Spacing

3.6m

Vine Spacing

1.5m

Harvest

February – entirely handpicked

Irrigation

Drip irrigation

Trellising

Ballarina Canopy

Soil Type

Red and yellow Podzolic over medium clays.

Old Paddock