Foate's Ridge

New South Wales | Hunter Valley

James' Review

The Foate family, headed by Tony Foate, planted chardonnay (4 ha) and verdelho, merlot and cabernet sauvignon (2 ha each), between 1992 and 2001 on the 36-ha property they purchased in ’91. The soils are the typical light alluvial loam of the region, which promote vigorous vine growth and generous yields, yields which need to be controlled if quality is to be maximised. Using a Scott Henry trellis, bunch thinning and fewer spur positions have reduced the 15 tonnes per ha yields to 10 tonnes per ha. No wines were produced from the 2009 vintage.


Winemaker Contract
Established 1992
Dozens 1000
Vineyards (area) 10 ha
Opening Hours By appt
Address 241 Fordwich Road, Broke, NSW 2330 (postal)
Telephone (02) 6579 1284