Scorpo Vineyard & Wines
23 Old Bittern Dromana Road
Merricks North 3926
Mornington Peninsula
Victoria (MEL 162 E12)
Australia

Tel: +61 3 5989 7697

The Vineyards

Scorpo Family Vineyard

Merricks North

The Mornington Peninsula climate has changed little since Eocene times, and the Scorpo Family Vineyard in Merricks North is located in the heart of this region. Fossil evidence suggests that the climate is much the same as it was before the Older Volcanics, which means that the vineyard is blessed with a stable climate in most years, and offers the perfect combination of land, aspect, soil type and microclimate. The chardonnay, pinot noir is planted on red/blown, clay/loam soils derived from Tertiary Eocene (40 million years old) Older Volcanics, between an altitude of 70–100m on a North-North-East facing 10% slope – a brilliant suntrap and ideal drainage to slowly grow and ripen grapes.

All the Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, and a small amount the Pinot Gris is planted on the south/west side of the ridge, with a 14% slope. Most of the soils are older volcanics with the south/west corner having been cut through millions of years of erosion, into silurian (500 million years old) clay.

SOIL

Red/Brown, Clay/Loam soils derived from Tertiary Eocene (40 million years old) Older Volcanics.

CLIMATE

Cool, maritime microclimate

GRAPE

Pinot Noir
Chardonnay
Pinot Gris
Shiraz

WINERY

Pinot Noir
Chardonnay
Rose
Pinot Gris
Pinot Grigio Traditizionale

Stanleys Road Vineyard

Merricks North

Situated 1km from the Scorpo Family Vineyard, Stanleys Road Vineyard is on the ridge to the south.  Soils are similar; Eocene older volcanics with a northerly/north eastern aspect for the Pinot Noir (MV6+115 clones) and an easterly aspect for the Chardonnay (95 + 76 Clones). The vineyard was planted in 2000.