Uley Vineyard

Planted in 1983, the 25 acre 'Uley' property comprises 15 acres of vines, nine acres of bushland and 2 acres of stunning gardens.

Following closely behind Brian Croser's 'Petaluma' and Stephen George's 'Ashton Hills', the vineyard holds an enviable place in Adelaide Hills winemaking history as one of the first planted in the 20th century, a pioneer for what is now recognised as one of Australia's premier cool-climate growing regions.

Uley rises from 510m above sea level at the foot of the Sauvignon Blanc 'Dam Block' to 550m at the top rows of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, only 200m below Mount Lofty, the highest point of the Adelaide Hills.

To take full advantage of altitude and climate, the property is planted to select clones of Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc & Chardonnay (and 3-4 rogue Gewürztraminer vines that are left for the birds & roos to enjoy!).

PINOT NOIR - Dijon Clones

Domaine Ponsot is the source of these widely celebrated clones. Clone numbers beginning with “11” are older clones.

114 – Early ripening; profound colour with purple inflections; complex flavours; concentrated black and red fruits; seemingly intrinsic balance; fine yet abundant tannin.

115 – Also early ripening; mid-depth colour; favours complexity and savouriness; dark fruits – cherry, plum, blackberry; intense and rounded in structure; full-bodied.

777 - A “tour de force” of flavour and colour concentration; balance despite a yin-yang of round tannins and persistent flavour.


I10v1 – Great purity of fruit (grapefruit, white stone fruits). Rich and full, shows wonderful regional fruit characters. Soft acids. Large berry sizes and big canopies.


F4v6 - One of the most highly rated Sauvignon Blanc Clones the first registered in Australia in 1975. The original selection was from Chateau d'Yquem in France in the 1880's and came to Australia via Wente Vineyards, California, in 1958. This clone has moderate yields, bunch size, berry size and bunch compactness and produces fruit with pronounced aromatic and citrus characters.