BAROSSA RISE ESTATE
NATIONAL VINEYARD FUND OF AUSTRALIA LIMITED
The Barossa Rise Estate vineyard, owned 50% by NVFAL, is one of the Icon vineyards within the group and produces Icon and A grade fruit for its purchasers. The grapes are destined for the Penfolds range of wines from RWT to Bin 389.
It is located in the central region of Krondorf in the famous Barossa Valley region approximately 65km northeast of Adelaide in South Australia. Barossa Rise Estate is located approximately 4 km south of Tanunda in the heart of the region.
The 16.5ha property is located on the southern side of Krondorf Road, Krondorf and is approximately 150m above sea level.
The original vineyard was planted from the 1960’s to 1970’s a mixture of Grenache, Shiraz and white varieties. The property was owned by the Kliche family and was fully planted at this time.
The land is undulating and is serviced by a small stream that runs through the property. However, the water flow is low in most years. There is native vegetation and other grassed land within the site but no further area for planting.
The soils are rich loams and provide ideal growing conditions for ultra-premium wine grapes.
The land is able to use bore water drawn from fully automated pumps on the property. Irrigation is discussed in the Water section below.
Today, Barossa Rise Estate is planted to 13.8 ha, exclusively red varieties of Grenache and Shiraz. The key variety of Shiraz is the most desired variety for the region.
The varieties planted on Barossa Rise Estate were chosen by FABAL Operations in conjunction with the major purchaser of grapes from the property, Treasury Wine Estates, the owner of the famous Penfolds and Wolf Blass brands.
Shiraz dominates the planting on the Estate because of its notable reputation on the floor of the Barossa Valley region. It is also projected that demand will continue in the long term.