The Adelaide Hills is a highly regarded viticultural area stretching from the Barossa in the north to McLaren Vale in the south. Our vineyard is sited in the Onkaparinga Valley. The area is characterized by ancient podzolic soils over quartz and schist laterite. Our property marks one of the boundaries between these 2 soil types. Our southern blocks are predominantly aged red podzolic soils over schist, a type of weathered laterite rock.
These gravity soils promote terrific minerality in the wines and are our dominant sites for our Reserve Chardonnay and Reserve Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc. Our northern vineyards blocks are predominately brown podzolic clays over quartz subsoils and heavy rock. These soils are home to our Pinot Grigio, some Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, and promote rich fruit characters which tantalize the palate.
Tomich Wines is dedicated to sustainable wine growing with a multitude of environmental practices that have been implemented in and around the family vineyard at Woodside.
We are continually improving farming practices to ensure that more environmentally sound and economically viable methods are implemented. Multi function tractor passes reduce fuel usage by up to 30%. Tomich Wines proactively monitors the latest in sustainable farming practices and make improvements to the vineyard program so that the highest of industry standards are met.
Wildlife Corridor and Water Catchment
The vineyard lies in the fertile Onkaparinga Valley with the Onkaparinga River traversing its eastern aspect. In association with the Onkaparinga River catchment, the past 8 years have seen the continued removal of exotic trees and weeds. Re-vegetation undertaken has included native species, particularly the local River Red Gums and sandalwood The corridor links up with other revegetated areas and the community as a whole works to re-vegetate along the river all the way to the headwaters
“Fruit quality which is reflected in the overall quality of Tomich Wines, is of the utmost importance to the family. The familys sustainable vineyard practices have been constantly applauded by the local grape growing community. As the vineyard has previously experienced heat waves, winemakers are amazed at how well our vineyard has coped in these conditions, producing superior fruit quality, so much so these vineyard practices are being adopted by the community.” said Randal Tomich.
The Tomich Family has been developing and managing Eucalyptus forests near Coonawarra, South Australia since 1998. The carbon credits from 200 acres of mature eucalypts in the Hundred of Coles, next to Coonawarra are dedicated to offsetting Tomich Wines carbon emissions.
With such strong vineyard ethics and passion, Tomich Wines are a true reflection of the great achievements from their farming history, knowledge and respect for the land. The Tomich family tenets of innovation, planning and commitment have produced a sustainable Adelaide Hills vineyard, with passion flowing from land to wine glass.