Heathcote II is the product of two individuals, Peder Rosdal and Lionel Flutto and is all about producing premium red wines of the highest quality.
Heathcote II is hands on grape growing and winemaking. With only seasonal staff at harvest, Peder and Lionel run the whole process from hand- pruning the vines to pressing the wine.
The wines are made purely from grapes grown by us on our property in Toolleen, 28 kms North of Heathcote. The yield is naturally very low, rarely exceeding 1.5 tons to the acre, which gives about 22 - 25 hl/hectare. The altitude of the property lies from 220 to 250 meters above sea level and it spans over 80 acres of undulating red Cambrian soil. However only 13 acres are planted into vines. Most of that being Shiraz, with smaller plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Tempranillo and Grenache. The oldest vines have an average age of 22 years.