The Sutton Grange vineyards are planted on the Mount Alexander (780 m) foothills, the vines being at around 100m above sea level on a relief of gentle hills. The main geological layer is granite (granodiorite), more or less decomposed, alternating with clay, sand, quartz, mica. Some small pockets of red soil with basalt ‘flotters’ have been found in some of the blocks. The soil is sandy-loam to clay-loam, acidic, very permeable and deep.
"Big but exquisite.no caveats or qualms: this is a beauty. violets, anise, blackberries and assorted pepper and spices. it's bold, it's integrated, it's firm, it's ready for anything."
Campbell Mattinson, Halliday Magazine