The vineyard is situated on land first granted to George Beaumont Esquire, of Halifax England, on 14th March 1840. Located in the cooler and higher south eastern corner of McLaren Vale, some 40 kilometres south of Adelaide, Halifax Vineyard is just 9 kilometres from the waters of Gulf St Vincent and immediately beneath the Willunga Escarpment which rises 300 to 400 metres above sea level.
The proximity to the ocean and the hills, together with the prevailing cool easterly gully winds in the afternoons and evenings, moderate the normally warm to hot summers.
The gently sloping vineyard is planted to Shiraz. The soils are predominantly brown Urrbrae loam over red clay and stratas of ancient river-bed shale washed down from the hills immediately behind the vineyard.
They farm sustainably.