The principal Bendigo Estate Vineyard site is a 15 hectare north facing slope comprising arid clay, fine gravel and quartz soils. Planted with a density of between 3,500-5,000 vines per hectare.
Adjacent to this is our modestly north sloping 15 hectare Loop Rd 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 Méthode 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.