Leading Melbourne architect John Denton and son Simon began the establishment of the vineyard with a first stage planting in 1997, completing the plantings in 2004. The name Viewhill derives from the fact that a granite plug ‘was created 370 million years ago, sitting above the surrounding softer sandstones and silt of the valley'. This granite base is most unusual in the Yarra Valley, and, together with the natural amphitheatre that the plug created, has consistently produced exceptional grapes. The principal varieties planted are pinot noir, chardonnay and shiraz, with lesser quantities of nebbiolo, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc and petit verdot. Exports to Japan and Hong Kong.
Denton Viewhill Vineyard is on an isolated hill in the middle of the Yarra Valley on the north side of the Yarra River and has a great aspect for grape growing and wonderful views of the whole valley.
This unique terroir was formed 370 million years ago in the late Devonian age from an active volcano that left behind a ‘granite’ plug. This granitic sandy soil over massive granite boulders is the key element of our special site.
Set on 60 hectares of land (150 acres) the vineyard covers 32 hectares (80 acres) planted in three stages between 1997 and 2004. We have been growing grapes here since 1997 and making small quantities of wine for nine years.
Denton wine aims to make elegant, varietal and site specific wines that are delicious and enjoyable.
Pinot noir, chardonnay, shiraz, nebbiolo, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc and petit verdot.
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Viewhill Vineyard, 160 Old Healesville Road, Yarra Glen, Vic 3775
0402 346 686