Chardonnay Park, Mudgee, New South Wales
First planted in 1996 and extensively redeveloped, Chardonnay Park is the site of Bob Oatley’s homestead.
Area: 63 hectares. Elevation: 470–530 m.
Soil type: Shale through to clay-loam with volcanic material.
Craigmoor, Mudgee, New South Wales
Surrounding the old Craigmoor winery, now home to the Robert Oatley Vineyards Cellar Door, this vineyard is primarily planted to Chardonnay and Shiraz.
Area: 93 hectares. Elevation: 470 m.
Soil type: Sandy clay-loam over clay with some alluvial deposits.
Montrose, Mudgee, New South Wales
Planted in 1972 largely to Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, with small plantings of other varietals including Sangiovese and Barbera.
Area: 46 hectares. Elevation: 470–500 m.
Soil type: Well-drained red clay-loam.
Stony Creek, Mudgee, New South Wales
Slightly higher than other Robert Oatley Vineyards sites, consequently ripening a week to 10 days later. Produces award-winning Chardonnay and is home to Australia’s first plantings of Sangiovese and Barbera.
Area: 36 hectares. Elevation: 580 m.
Soil type: Sandy loam surface, rich clay subsoil and limestone base.
Wattlebrook, Mudgee, New South Wales
Along with its close neighbour, Wooloomooloo, the northern-most Robert Oatley Vineyards site, producing rich, red grapes with dark colour and concentrated flavours.
Area: 30 hectares. Elevation: 457 m.
Soil type: Deep red clay-loam (slightly brown).
Woodbrook, Mudgee, New South Wales
One of the family’s largest sites established by Sandy Oatley next to the old Rosemount Hill of Gold vineyard in 2001. With the greatest aspect variation, its rolling hills are planted primarily to Chardonnay and Shiraz (with some Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Grigio, Tempranillo and Sangiovese).
Area: 150 hectares. Elevation: 480–530 m.
Soil type: Deep red clay-loam.
Wooloomooloo, Mudgee, New South Wales
Planted by Bob’s younger son, Ian Oatley, near Gulgong, this is one of the earliest sites to ripen due to its easterly aspect. Dotted with abandoned gold-mine shafts, it is being beautifully regenerated and has an 8,000-strong olive grove.
Area: 50 hectares. Elevation: 457–487 m.
Soil type: Consistent deep red clay-loam with high quartz content.