The Southern Highlands Region is part of the Great Dividing Range in inland NSW, less than two hours drive south west of Sydney, with a history of vineyard plantings dating back to 1820. The region has cold winters and cool autumn and spring weather and is at an altitude of 500-900 metres above sea level and the climate is continental, with rain falling pretty evenly throughout the year.
The region is suited to cooler-climate grape varieties such as Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Cabernet Sauvignon and sparkling wine. The region now boasts over 60 vineyards and 15 cellar doors, with over 250 hectares under cultivation. Most of the vineyards are smaller, boutique sized, growing their own fruit, for production at other wineries facilities, bottled under their own label. A few wineries operate on a larger commercial scale.