"Hoddles Creek planted in 1981 is our highest site in the Upper Yarra as it sits at an elevation of 270m. It is also our only site on volcanic red soils which are very deep and have a high water holding capacity. These soils contribute towards wines which are rounder and more open in structure while still display exquisite line and purity. Hoddles Creek has a gentle northerly aspect. The small site is divided into two planting densities giving extra complexity in management and at harvest. It sits in a slight arc and is protected by indigenous trees on three sides. Its’ water holding capacity allows the site to be dry grown. Mac Forbes has leased this vineyard since 2011."