The Yalumba Vine Nursery - At the cutting edge
At Yalumba, no aspect of winegrowing or winemaking is left to chance. For the past 30 years, Yalumba has been able to influence grape quality at its earliest stage. In the 1970s, the winery made a far-sighted decision to establish its own vine nursery. Today the Yalumba Vine Nursery is one of Australia’s largest viticultural nurseries, supplying high quality vines to winemakers throughout Australia.
Not only does the Nursery provide safe, quality rootstock for established varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, it is also a leading supplier of specialised clones such as the Burgundian Pinot Noir and Chardonnay clones in heavy demand by the country's leading winemakers.
The Yalumba Nursery is also leading the way in propagating new and emerging varieties in Australia, such as Cienna, the new hybrid variety developed in association with the CSIRO. Yalumba's pioneering work with Viognier is another highly visible result of the nursery program. This is further supported by Yalumba Nursery gaining the ENTAV-INRA® Distribution Agreement in 2004.
In 2000, the Yalumba Nursery became the first vine nursery in Australia to achieve national accreditation under the newly-developed Australian Vine Improvement Association (AVIA), a scheme developed in response to the rapid vineyard expansion experienced in Australia in recent years. This translates to improved vines, new varieties and improved quality vineyards. Further to this, in 2003 Yalumba Nursery achieved certification to the international standard ISO9001-2000, for its quality management system.
To learn more about the Yalumba Nursery - visit the website - www.yalumbanursery.com. This informative and technical site features a rootstock selector to help you select an appropriate rootstock for your vineyard and even allows you to purchase on-line.