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Thursday 31 January 2019

Angove family snaps up top McLaren Vale vineyard

The Angove Family has expanded its vineyard holdings in McLaren Vale with the acquisition of the Angel Gully Vineyard in the sub-region of Clarendon.

Previously owned by Primo Estate, the 12.7-hectare vineyard sits high above the small town of Clarendon. With an elevation of over 280 metres above sea level, it is mostly dry grown, planted predominately to shiraz and has what Angoves describe as "a history of producing wines of finesse and elegance".

With vineyards in McLaren Vale tightly held, the purchase is something of a coup for Angoves. 

"The vineyard is truly unique and simply stunning," says Victoria Angove. "It has good mature shiraz vines that are just coming in to their prime at 20 years of age. The cool sub-region of Clarendon has always produced fine wines that stylistically we love and we are looking forward to making wine from this beautiful site.

‘We have a long-term plan in place for our McLaren Vale grape growing and wine-making and the Angel Gully vineyard will contribute to driving the next phase of our fine wine-making.’

The vineyard will be re-named Angels Rise.

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