Hurley Vineyard wraps north to east around the crest of a little volcanic hill in three climats: Lodestone, Hommage and Garamond. Sunlit and airy, it is protected by the surrounding topography.
We owe our terroir to fire and water – the fire of the Eocene volcanoes and the waters of the Southern Ocean, the Tasman Sea and the Port Phillip and Western Port Bays. The volcanoes provided our soil – which is very dark reddish-brown in colour and very fine sandy clay-loam in texture. Full of ironstone, it is free-draining and moisture-retentive. The ocean, sea and two bays - which the Mornington Peninsula runs between - moderate our climate and keep it even and cool.
Hurley Vineyard is at 90 m altitude in the south-eastern lowland hills of the Peninsula in the sub-region formed by Balnarring and Merricks. It has a rainfall of about 750 mm annually. With 350 mm usually falling in the growing season, the low-yielding vines are not irrigated. This is beautiful terroir for growing Pinot Noir.