Moppa – Barossa
“I am intent on elevating the profile of Moppa, a region that has been so influential in the history of the Barossa’s most prestigious wines yet remains a hidden secret” ~ Adam Clay, Winemaker.
MADE IN MOPPA
One of Australia’s hidden secrets, Moppa is arguably the most historic and premium region within the Barossa. It is home to some of the oldest vines in the world with plantings of Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro and Cabernet Sauvignon dating back to the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.
Neighbouring vineyards to Arila Gardens have produced highly sought after fruit that have featured in the Barossa’s most top-hand wines, including Penfolds (Grange, Special Bin 111A and Block 42), Peter Lehmann’s (Masterton) and Torbreck (Runrig) – all of which command some of the highest prices in the Barossa.
Located between Greenock and Nuriootpa, the soil profile of Moppa is unique – with a patchwork of sand, ironstone & quartz over deep clay.
With an elevation of over 300m the Moppa region is one of the higher points in the Barossa Valley, providing cooler conditions which allow for long, steady ripening.
Traditionally dry grown, Moppa vines are naturally low-yielding and consistently provide parcels of fruit unparalleled in quality. The Moppa flavour profile can be described as darker, complex and brooding, and the structure of wines produced from this fruit ensures they cellar remarkably well.