Gecko Valley

Queensland | Queensland Zone

James' Review

Gecko Valley extends the viticultural map of Qld yet further: it is little more than 50km off the Tropic of Capricorn in an area better known for beef farming and mineral activities. The vineyard was established by Tony (an engineer) and Coleen McCray (an accountant). The coastal belt between Gladstone and Rockhampton has a unique climate, with lower rainfall than the more northern and the more southern coastal strips. The climate is hot, but the vineyard is only 1km from the tempering influence of the sea. Equal quantities of chardonnay, verdelho and shiraz have been planted on free-draining, shallow soil, so excessive vigour is not a problem.

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Winemaker Bruce Humphery-Smith (Contract)
Established 1997
Dozens 1000
Vineyards (area) 2.1 ha
Opening Hours Wed-Fri 11-3, w'ends 11-4
Address Bailiff Road, via 700 Glenlyon Road, Gladstone, Qld 4680
Telephone (07) 4979 0400
Website www.geckovalley.com.au