Our vineyard is planted on volcanic soils at an elevation of 750 m, in the cool climate of the Southern Highlands of New South Wales. Warm days and cool nights allow the grapes to ripen slowly retaining flavour and freshness. Typically we pick our fruit from mid-March through to early May.
The varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Malbec and newly grafted Pinot Gris.
Our boutique winery has a hands – on approach using winemaking techniques from both new world technology and old world tradition. All wines are crafted on site, at cool optimal ambient temperatures.
Joadja aims to make wines and styles that reflect the unique “terroir” of our site and capture the fresh fruit flavours of our grapes. The cool climate allows the grapes to develop intense flavour , freshness and balance and it is our job to harness this in the winery.
Unlike most wineries, Joadja is open to the public. Visitors are free to visit our winery at their leisure and learn from the ‘self-guided winery tour ‘ information cards that we have provided. Quite often you will find us in the middle of making or bottling wine. If you visit during vintage (typically March to May), you may find yourself in the middle of a hectic crush!
Joadja Vineyards is a family operated business.
Kim Moginie is an experienced winemaker of over 25 years. His career commenced after school gaining experience in the Hunter, Barossa, NE Victoria and overseas. Frances Moginie is an occupational therapist, is the licensee of Joadja Winery and pursues a keen interest in the wines . One of her water colours has been used as the basis for the distinctive and popular wine label. We are fortunate to have the assistance of two science graduates, David Booth and Andrea Talbot, who are part of the grapegrowing and winemaking team.