Dallwitz Old Block (2.64Ha)

We purchased this property from the Dallwitz family in 1945. This block is, no doubt, one of the jewels in the crown of Dimchurch Vineyards.

Planted under vine as early as 1888, we definitely know that it was established before 1912, making these some of the oldest Shiraz vines in the Barossa.

The rows are orientated North-South. Width and vine spacing is 3m x 3m. The block is what you would call “flat” but does have a slight rise in the middle. Pruned to the traditional Rod’n’spur with three canes on a single wire and 4-5 two bud spurs left per vine. Between 35-45 buds are left per vine.

Bunches are generally long and loose clustered with a medium berry size.

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