The Southern Highlands is a premium cool climate wine growing region, situated between Sydney and Canberra, in New South Wales. It has a sub-temperate climate, with mild summers and cool winters. The altitude of the Artemis Southern Highland vineyards are 600-700 metres, at Latitude 34.27s with an average rainfall of 850mm.
Vineyard sites are selected that allow the resultant wines to express perfect varietal definition and terroir. The Artemis vineyard is managed with sustainable agriculture, including organic and biodynamic practices, to benefit the environment and those who enjoy our premium wines.
The Estate ‘Close Vine’ Vineyard in Mittagong, NSW is planted entirely to Pinot Noir under a close vine spacing of 8,200 vines per acre to provide our Artemis “Close Vine” Pinot Noir with definitive flavour, complexity and terroir. The vineyard is planted to five exceptional clones of Pinot Noir including MV6, 777, 114, 115 and D2V5. The vineyard area is 9.5 acres and sits at altitude between 650 and 710 metres, The age of the vines are between 10 and 15 years. The soil consists of loam and clay on a foundation of decomposed sandstone.