Terroir & Climate

The success of Coonawarra led viticulturists to seek out similar ground. In the middle 1940’s Australian Research Scientists recommended the Padthaway region for horticulture due to its rich soil and underground water supply. Padthaway has climatic similarities to Coonawarra and a good slice of terra rossa, the famed soil of the Limestone Coast.

The climate is coined “Maritime” with coastal influences and is recognised as a cool climate area producing premium quality grapes and wine.

Regional Statistics

  • Heat degree days: 1610
  • Sunshine hours per day: 8.2
  • Annual rainfall: 530mm
  • Growing season rainfall: 180mm
  • Mean January temperature: 20.4°C
  • Harvest: Early March-to late May