Our nearest town of Mildura means 'red earth' in the indigenous Latje Latje language, a tribute to the region’s exceptional soil quality. This fertile land, coupled with warm summers and mild winters are key success factors in the consistently flavoursome wines from Australia’s second largest wine region - the Murray Darling.
The Murray Darling is warm and dry, with an annual average of 132 clear days and 77 days when the temperature exceeds 30 degrees Celsius.
Growing season rainfall is low at 130-150mm.
The region's natural landscape of Red Gum forest, rivers and lagoons, sit alongside lush farmland and vineyards.
The soil of the Murray River system, known as calcareous earth, ranges from brown to red brown loamy sand, sandy loam or loam. This winning terroir has been the springboard for near perfect winegrape growing conditions.
The Murray Darling region is the vibrant engine room of Victoria's wine export industry and home to 80 per cent of the state's wine grape production. The most widely planted variety is Chardonnay, followed by Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Upcoming varieties include Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Tempranillo, Malbec, Viognier and Vermentino.
Deakin Estate combines the latest in technology with time honoured winemaking to craft classic Australian wine styles. The wines are fresh, generous in flavour with true varietal character.