The Elgin region is high altitude with the South-Easterly bringing a cooling interval to the vineyards. It can also bring extensive cloud cover that gets restricted by the mountains blocking sunlight, thus reducing the overall temperature and slowing down ripening. The overall climate is cold and temperate with an average annual temperature of 13 degrees Celsius. This cool Elgin Valley climate is the perfect balance for successful vineyards.
Aromatic varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay feel most at home in this cool climate and produce wines with highly expressive fruit and character.