OLD KENT RIVER Vineyard
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The Old Kent River vineyards are located in the Great Southern wine region of Western Australia, where they receive the cooling influence of the Southern Ocean 50 km to the south.
The temperatures during the crucial growing period of the grapes are the coolest in the Frankland River wine region and only slightly greater than that of Burgundy. The soil on which the vines are planted consists of a light to medium silty loam, overlying a porous clay mixed with some rock. The excellent draining qualities of this soil, together with the cool climate of the region, are particularly well suited to that most difficult of grape varieties Pinot Noir. Not surprisingly, these climatic and soil characteristics are also ideal for Chardonnay the other and less fickle Burgundian grape variety. The wines made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, which also include an excellent sparkling wine, have been responsible for rapidly establishing the name of Old Kent River as a producer of high quality wines.