The longer the grapes can stay on the vine before tending to raisin the more complex the resulting wine will be.
Jancis Robinson

Woodhaven Vineyard cool climate

Woodhaven Vineyard is one of the highest vineyards of the Mornington Peninsula.

At 240m above sea level, Woodhaven Vineyard is in the coolest part of this cool climate region, resulting in cooler temperatures and slower ripening.   

We typically pick our grapes 4 to 6 weeks later than vineyards at lower altitude sites in this region due to the longer ripening period.    

Jancis Robinson notes that a cool climate is essential to the slow ripening of the berries to develop the characteristic flavours of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.