ROSS HILL - ORANGE, NSW
It is our absolute pleasure to introduce to the UK market one of Orange's most progressive producers and the only carbon neutral 'NCOS' certified winery in Australia.
Started in 1994 this family run enterprise was the brain child of Peter and Terri Robson who having built the business now entrust it to their children James and Chrissy.
With 18 hectares of vine Ross Hill's attention to detail is prolific managing each vine by hand and maintaining low-cropping rates that ensure their exceptional quality and flavour is delivered into the wine.
13 hectares of the estate can be found at the Griffin Road Vineyard at an elevation ranging between 750 to 810 metres. Planted over 20 years ago and with the benefit of the cool climate and altitude - all of these characteristics are there to be explored within the glass.
The Griffin Road Vineyard produces the bulk of the Ross Hill varietals including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc alongside Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Shiraz.
Complimenting the Griffin Road Vineyard is the Wallace Lane Vineyard which adds a further 5 hectares to the estate. Planted on the rich fertile soils of the extinct volcano of Mount Canobolas the vines benefit from the volcanic basalt soils and the high elevation of 1,020 metres - making Wallace Lane one of the highest and coolest vineyards in Australia. The perfect conditions to produce Sauvignon Blanc, Pinto Gris and Pinot Noir.
Wallace Lane is also where Ross Hill makes itself at home - having built the estates office, cellar door and winery here.