Salvation Hills Vineyard
Salvation Hills is in the subregion of Great Western at Rhymney. It’s been in the Thomson family since 1996. The 17-hectare vineyard enjoys a cool, Mediterranean temperate climate with silty soils overlying fine-textured subsoil, with or without siltstone at various depths.
Salvation Hills is at low risk from frost and the quality of the fruit currently produced can only be described as outstanding. There are still an additional eight hectares available for planting, offering Best’s Great Western the opportunity for further expansion.
At this vineyard we grow Shiraz that is used in the production of our Bin No 1 Shiraz and Riesling for our Great Western Riesling. We also grow Pinot Noir for our Great Western wine and we planted Pinot Meunier in 2015, but we won't see production for three to five years.