Split between two vineyards, Quartz Reef has 30 hectares cultivated within the Central Otago sub-region of Bendigo.
The principal Bendigo Estate Vineyard site is a 15 hectare north facing slope comprising arid clay, fine gravel and quartz soils. Originally planted to Pinot Noir (clone 10/5, 5, 115, 667, 777 & Abel) with a planting density of between 3,500 - 8,000 vines per hectare, the site also holds Pinot Gris (clone Mission, GM 2-15, GM 2-21) and Chardonnay (clone 15, 2-23 & B95) on various rootstocks. Both varietals are planted with a density of between 3,500-5,000 vines per hectare.
A small planting of Gruner Veltliner was planted in 2008.
Adjacent to this is our modestly north sloping 15 hectare vineyard comprising Waenga (fine sandy loam) and Molyneux (shallow sandy loam) soils. The vineyard serves to supply Quartz Reef with Pinot Noir (clone 10/5, 5, 115, 667 & 777) and Chardonnay (clone B95 & 15) for Methode Traditionnelle sparkling wine production. Pinot Gris is also grown here (clone GM 2-15, Sel Ovaille) for our still wine. This varietal is planted with a density of 3,800 vines per hectare.
198 Bendigo Loop Road, Bendigo 9383