Zitta Wines was established in 2004 by owner and winemaker Angelo De Fazio at Greenock, in South Australia’s world-renowned Barossa Valley wine region.
De Fazio Vineyard situated in the Greenock District,
North-West Barossa Valley, South Australia (approximately
4km, or 2.5mi, from the township of Greenock).
Warm to hot. Dry Summers.
Average Seasonal Temperature Range
Winter 2 °C – 18 °C
Spring 5 °C – 25 °C
Summer 8 °C – 36 °C
Autumn 7 °C – 22 °C
Average annual rainfall is 508mm (20”), which includes 201mm (8.3”) during the growing season.
Undulating north-west facing slopes, ranging from 250m to 307m (820.2 to 1,007.2 ft) above sea level.
Shallow red clay and sandy loams over red clays.
Original Shiraz planted circa 1864. A succession of replanting and re-trellising has followed. Bush vines average height 600mm (2ft). Single-wire trellising 1.2m (4ft) is used. Rows are spaced 3.7m (12ft) apart, with vines planted every 2.4m (8ft). All blocks are hand-pruned. Bush vines and select blocks are hand-picked.
Predominantly Shiraz – various select old clones. Grenache old
bush vine, Mataro (Mourvedre) bush vines and patch of old
Supplementary drip irrigation is available for use.
Sustainable land management practices.
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