Heathcote is located in the center of Victoria, Australia’s southernmost mainland state, approximately 100 kilometres north of Melbourne. The climate is continental, with warm to hot and generally (very) dry summers, and cool and (sometimes) wet winters. The normally cold nights of Autumn help in the retention of natural acidity as the grapes ripen (important in the winemaking process), and the dry Summer/Autumn climate ensures healthy grapes naturally free of disease. The vineyards are located on a slope overlooking the town of Heathcote, with a north easterly aspect at an altitude of 260 meters. Eucalypt forests border the vineyard on two sides.