The Sherry “Old Vine” block of Shiraz was planted in the late 1950s by Stan Sherry, on a site in the Blewitt Springs sub-region of McLaren Vale. The vineyard is currently owned and managed by Stan’s son Brenton and daughter-in-law Vanessa.

The vines are planted part way up a sandhill at an elevation of 140 meters, in deep sandy topsoils overlaying north Maslin sands that were deposited during the Eocene period, some 34 to 56-million-years ago.

The vines are trellised to a double cordon sprawl, and are hand pruned and handpicked.