Nintingbool is the family home and vineyard property of Peter and Jill Bothe and family. Located 13kms west of Ballarat (elevation 425m) on attractive slopes, it has beautiful views towards Mt Ercildoune and Mt Misery in the north.
Established in 1998, Nintingbool is a truly cool climate vineyard. Nintingbool benefits from a long ripening period to produce premium quality grapes and fine complex wines.
The 2ha vineyard is planted on northern slopes in harsh goldfield soil. The rows are planted 2.8 meters apart, with 1.4 metres between each vine. The trellising system is vertical shoot positioning, with three sets of foliage wires. This allows plenty of air circulation for disease prevention and allows maximum sunlight to assist ripening. In late summer we enclose the entire vineyard with bird netting to prevent any damage to fruit.
Our vines are all hand pruned and picked by family and friends. We ensure that our fruit is always handled with great care to maintain premium quality.
development of the vineyard:
1998 – first planting of Pinot Noir MV6
1999 – second planting of Pinot Noir MV6
Nintingbool has been our family property since 1982. In 1984 we built our home from old bluestones, gathered from around the local area and dating back to the goldrush period. Since then we have established an extensive Australian native garden and home orchard. The property includes two large dams, which now supply water for the vineyard. Our children, Mark, Sarah and Rachael have helped us to develop the vineyard.