绿石酒庄雅拉谷庄园距离墨尔本市中心仅有一小时车程，就在Yarra Glen镇中心，圣诞山脚下，有静谧的景色、友善热情的人们和伟大的葡萄酒， 在所有到访的人们心中留下美好而难忘的记忆。酒庄的面积有九十英亩，其中有六十英亩覆盖着葡萄藤。在酒庄里，人们可以品尝和购买主要来自著名的西斯蔻特产区和雅拉谷产区的葡萄酒。绿石酒庄平均年产量4000吨，可自产3万公升。自带全套生产线，可达到日产量800箱。它是雅拉河谷葡萄酒产区第三大酿酒与技术加工酒庄，有设备先进的酿酒厂，所酿造的葡萄酒品质过硬，多次获得澳大利亚本土的和国际上的各种奖项，得到诸多专业酒评人士的好评。绿石酒庄被詹姆士·哈拉德（JAMES HALLIDAY）评为红5星级酒庄，被誉为澳洲最美旅游胜地之一。
绿石雅拉谷葡萄园处于世界闻名的雅拉谷产区，特产黑皮诺及霞多丽。绿石雅拉谷葡萄园的树龄在三十年以上，由资深栽培大师Marty George精心照管，手工修建。收获的高品质葡萄经过人工采摘精选，由著名酿酒师Travis Bush带领精英酿酒团队精心酿造，产出的葡萄芬芳馥郁、层次饱满、优雅精致、誉满澳洲，获得了无数的好评和大奖。2015年 Estate Pinot Noir曾获得雅拉谷酒展的金奖。
Formerly Greenstone of Heathcote, Greenstone Vineyards began in 2003 as a 40 hectare property near the town of Heathcote at Colbinabbin, about a 90 minute drive north of Melbourne. Lying just north of the Great Dividing Range, at an altitude of around 200 metres, the vineyard is positioned on the ridge of old Cambrian soil that runs through the eastern side of the range. This narrow strip is unique, not only to vine growing in Victoria, but in Australia.
The soils are the oldest known in the country, originating over 550 million years ago. Most soils of volcanic origin in Australia are young and highly acidic whereas these ancient Cambrian soils are near neutral in pH. The range itself is a result of a rift in the sea floor, from which molten rock arose, encapsulating limestone into the lava. The resulting soil is deep, red-coloured, mottled with lime and impart low vigour to the 20 hectares of vines growing in it.
It is from these soils that the winery derives its name – The Heathcote ‘greenstone’ is a form of copper-infused basalt, and is an integral part of the soil. The climate and generous red soils of the Heathcote vineyard create a unique combination that is ideal for producing outstanding Shiraz and Sangiovese wine. It is the identification of this prime location that has shaped the Greenstone philosophy – find the best locations to grow the best grapes, regardless of the wine variety. This is the base from which Greenstone crafts and creates outstanding wines, by utilising outstanding
locations, which in turn produce outstanding grapes, and employing the best in winemaking techniques.
Our focus on producing only the finest wines from the finest grapes means that Greenstone has only ever produced very small quantities of wine – we are not interested in making higher volume commercial wines, rather small volume, handcrafted and premium wines.
The ‘success’ of Greenstone’s Heathcote wines led the team to explore opportunities to expand the wine range beyond just the high quality Shiraz and Sangiovese wines Greenstone has become known for. Upholding the requirement to find the best locations for each varietal, the search led to the Yarra Valley – the home of some of Australia’s finest Pinot Noir, Chardonnay & Cabernet varietals. The Yarra Valley vineyard has a long history of producing outstanding wines perfectly suited to, and reflecting, the local climate and soils – a critical part of the Greenstone winemaking philosophy.
In securing our Yarra Valley vineyard and winery we also created the opportunity to open a cellar door only 1 hour from Melbourne’s CBD. The picturesque winery is situated on 90 acres at the base of the Christmas Hills – of which 60 acres are under vine.
Originally Yarra Ridge, the winery was more recently known as Sticks Yarra Valley. Greenstone Vineyards completed the acquisition of the vineyard and winery in January 2015. The expansion of our vineyard and wine portfolio hasn’t changed our views on what makes a great wine – we’ve just created the opportunity to produce a wider range of wine varietals in the way that we think great wines are made – by starting with the best sites that produce the best grapes. These wines will be a reflection of the unique characteristics of their regional site.