Jack Rabbit and associated vineyards are privileged to own more than 100 acres of vines spanning The Bellarine. Varietals include Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The Bellarine has its own unique ‘terroir’, the overall growing environment embracing both soil and climate. It is often referred to being somewhere in between the terroir of two of the most acclaimed wine growing regions in France, Burgundy and Bordeaux. Our region enjoys a cool maritime climate which embraces long, slow ripening periods and a moderate to low rainfall which results in relatively low yielding but high quality fruit.
Soil ranges from grey to pale sandy loam top soils and light yellow/orange sub soil over orange clays. Other vineyards in our fold feature thick, dark volcanic soils and basalt top soil testament to an extinct volcano, Mt. Bellarine. These soils and their surrounds imprint their own distinctive fingerprint on our wines, you really are ‘tasting the region’. Overall, very good water holding capacity and excellent top soil drainage facilitates exceptional viticultural environments.