Hammerschlag's McLaren Vale vineyard consists of ironstone and clay over limestone and benefits from cool maritime breezes
each afternoon. Upon securing this location, Hammerschlag got to work in the vineyard selecting 2 clones of Shiraz: 1654,
which is very typical of South Australia and Tabhilk, sourced from the oldest winery in Victoria and more reminiscent of the
northern Rhone. In addition to Shiraz, the vineyard is also planted with Petite Sirah, a varietal that is naturally higher in acid,
tannin and color, thereby enhancing the wine's mineral character and providing structure to the blend.