Mayfield Vineyard is one of the highest & coolest vineyards in Australia near Orange in New South Wales, Australia. The 100 hectare estate surrounds the historic homestead on the Icely Road leading to where gold was first discovered in Australia in 1851.
The original school house on the estate now serves as a Cellar Door
The cool climate & low vigour soil induces an extended, gradual ripening period which allows the grapes to develop flavour & colour that translates into elegant wines of distinction.
We hope you will gain a strong appreciation of the qualities which make Mayfield Vineyard and its wines unique.
Reliable rainfall in late winter & spring provides a good start to the season giving way to drier ripening months of February, March & April.
The grapes are harvested late March to early May. Degree day summation for October to April is 1309 degrees with an average of 1856 hours of sunshine. This makes Orange one of the sunniest cool climate regions in Australia & plays a major role in producing grapes & wine of distinct fruit flavours & colour.