Pinot Noir

Pinot noir is a delicate red grape famed for making elegant and lighter bodied, cool climate wines. Burgundy in France is the region which has undoutably put this noble grape on the map for centuries, and we have an enticing range on offer, from the entry level "Bourgogne-Rouge", to the upper echelons of grand and premier "cru". While you can find some of the world's most premium and sought after Pinot Noir in Burgundy, the region does not hold today's global monopoly on the variety. Looking outside France, and even outside Europe towards the 'new world' can give you other fantastic options, too.

In Australia, you can find stunning, world acclaimed examples of pinot noir. Victoria leads the way with Australian pinot, mostly making pinots of "cooler climate" expression. The five key Victorian regions are: GippslandMornington Peninsula, Macedon RangesYarra Valley and Geelong. Outside of Victoria, Tasmania and Southern NSW (especially around Tumbarumba) also make stunning cool climate pinots, whereas Adelaide Hills, a slightly warmer climate, makes riper and fuller bodied expressions.

The regions to look out for from our neighbours in New Zealand include: Central Otago, the most southerly wine region in the world, and perhaps one of New Zealand's most renowned for the variety; Marlborough, with pinots of bright red fruits, freshness and subtle acidity; Canterbury, making stunning pinots displaying red and dark berry fruits, spicy and savoury notes; and finally, the Wairarapa sub-region of Martinborough, typically showing darker fruits, plums, and some savoury and chocolate notes.

Other regions in the world to explore are: Germany, the USA (particularly Oregon), and Chile.

  • Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Willowlake Pinot Noir 2018 375mL-Half-Bottle

    Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Willowlake Pinot Noir 2018 375mL-Half-Bottle

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    JAMES HALLIDAY 95 POINTS! WINE FRONT 94 POINTS!

      "From three blocks planted '80-'82. The colour is deceptively light, as is the weight of the palate. Like all top class pinots, its class comes through on the finish and aftertaste." - James Halliday   "Willowlake seems to be fertile...

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  • Giant Steps Primavera Pinot Noir 2020

    Giant Steps Primavera Pinot Noir 2020

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    WINE FRONT 94 POINTS!

        "Sour cherry, tart pomegranate characters, lots of red fruitines and a light dusting of spice and minty herbal notes, Crisp texture, lighter feel but multi-dimensional in its layers of flavour and detail. Tannins wash over the wine and...

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    $65.00
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  • Giant Steps Applejack Pinot Noir 2020

    Giant Steps Applejack Pinot Noir 2020

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    WINE FRONT 94 POINTS!

      "So fine boned, tiny needle work points of acidity and sour cherry, the smallest pinch of alpine herbs and white peper. A mouthful of glass shards and sour cherry-kissed mineral water of the finest pedigree. A little smudge of walnut paste in...

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  • Ten Minutes By Tractor Estate Up The Hill Pinot Noir 2019

    Ten Minutes By Tractor Estate Up The Hill Pinot Noir 2019

    Region: VIC- Mornington Pen
    Farming Organic

    SPICY NOTES AND AN ACIDIC BACKBONE MARKS THIS ELEGANT PINOT NOIR

      "The Mornington Peninsula wine region stretches from the lower, flatter areas in the north up to the rolling hills and valleys that dominate Red Hill, Main Ridge and the highest point on the peninsula: Arthur's seat at 315m above sea level. The...

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  • Ten Minutes By Tractor Estate Down The Hill Pinot Noir 2019

    Ten Minutes By Tractor Estate Down The Hill Pinot Noir 2019

    Region: VIC- Mornington Pen
    Farming Organic

    FRUIT FORWARD AND APPEALING, THIS IS A RICHLY FLAVOURED PINOT

      "The Mornington Peninsula wine region stretches from the lower, flatter areas in the north up to the rolling hills and valleys that dominate Red Hill, Main Ridge and the highest point on the peninsula: Arthur's seat at 315m above sea level. The...

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  • Fetherston Estate Pinot Noir 2019

    Fetherston Estate Pinot Noir 2019

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    JAMES HALLIDAY 95 POINTS!

      "An ethereal, pretty pinot, with a heady fragrance of red roses, raspberries and woodsy spices. It's lighter framed, with a fineness to its tannins, crunchy acidity and a succulence that makes you return for another sip." - Wine...

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    $35.00
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  • Prophet's Rock Rocky Point Pinot Noir 2020

    Prophet's Rock Rocky Point Pinot Noir 2020

    Region: NZ- Central Otago
    Farming Sustainably-made

    FRUIT FORWARD, WITH SPICE AND EARTH HINTS. A FANTASTIC INTRODUCTION TO THE PROPHET'S ROCK STYLE

      "Rocky Point is produced exclusively from our own vineyards and the wines benefit from the classical approach that is the hallmark of  Prophet’s Rock. In the winery the fruit is handled with the same care, respect and methods used for...

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  • Henri Boillot Volnay Premier Cru Les Chevrets 2017

    Henri Boillot Volnay Premier Cru Les Chevrets 2017

    Region: France- Burgundy CotedeBeaune

    'A HARMONIOUS MASTERPIECE!' BURGHOUND

      "The 2017 Volnay Les Chevrets 1er Cru, not the most commonly seen Premier Cru (Nicolas Rossignol also bottles this), has an attractive bouquet with violet petals littered over bright black cherry fruit. The palate is well balanced with grippy...

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    $280.00
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  • Delta Pinot Noir 2019

    Delta Pinot Noir 2019

    Region: NZ- Central Otago
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    A SPICY, JUICY NZ PINOT NOIR

      "Selected from the iconic Delta Vineyard in the Waihopai Valley and aged in French Oak for ten months, the rich raspberry and dark fruit flavours combine effortlessly with savoury toast characteristics." - Delta   "2019 Delta Pinot...

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    Current stock: 18

    $27.00
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  • Rockburn Pinot Noir 2019

    Rockburn Pinot Noir 2019

    Region: NZ- Central Otago
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    95 POINTS! REAL REVIEW AND WINE ORBIT

      "Lifted, quite floral aroma with violet, cherry, wild thyme, anise and a hint of fresh herbs on the palate. A bright, vibrant wine in a classical Rockburn fruit-forward style. Good now but should benefit from bottle age" - Bob Campbell, The Real...

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    $42.00
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  • Shaw & Smith Lenswood Pinot Noir 2019

    Shaw & Smith Lenswood Pinot Noir 2019

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    WINE FRONT 94 POINTS!

        "Fragrant, yet earthy. It’s all about sweet dark spice, bergamot, just- cooked brown bread, and dark cherries. Medium-bodied, earthy and sappy, but sweetly fruited, baked plum and star anise, rhubarb and mushroom umami quality...

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    $88.00
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  • Bass Phillip Premium Pinot Noir 2019

    Bass Phillip Premium Pinot Noir 2019

    Region: VIC- Gippsland
    Farming Biodynamic

    96 POINTS HUON HOOKE!

      "Medium to deep, bright, youthful red/purple colour, with a reserved but fragrant aroma of spices, rose petals and pot-pourri, while the palate is full and rounded, rich and sweet and generously flavoured, with a firm thread of tannins running...

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  • Bass Phillip Estate Pinot Noir 2019

    Bass Phillip Estate Pinot Noir 2019

    Region: VIC- Gippsland
    Farming Biodynamic

    FROM THE ORIGINAL PLANTINGS OF PINOT NOIR, THIS IS WORLD CLASS

      "From the original Estate vineyard; 8,500 vines/hectare; specific plot cropping at approx. one tonne/acre. Wine with attractive, rich fruits in the mid-palate, with the strength to improve up to ten years in the cellar. Bottled without fining or...

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    $97.00
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  • Bass Phillip Bin 17K Pinot Noir 2019

    Bass Phillip Bin 17K Pinot Noir 2019

    Region: VIC- Gippsland
    Farming Biodynamic

    ACQUAINT YOURSELF WITH BASS PHILLIP PINOT NOIR WITH THIS NEW 17K

      "Our vision at Bass Phillip has always been to create wines with a sense of place. The New 17K is our introduction to this vision. Made with the same philosophy behind the Reserve and Premium, it embodies the viticulture of close density farming...

    Current stock: 3

    $47.00
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  • Bannockburn De La Terre Pinot Noir 2018

    Bannockburn De La Terre Pinot Noir 2018

    Region: VIC- Geelong
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    94 POINTS JENI PORT!

      "Nothing shy about De La Terre. Front and centre with a riot of pinot fruit, full of energy and joie de vivre. The fragrance is all about spices, red and blue berries, forest floor and autumnal shades. Medium bodied, warm and free flowing...

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    $60.00
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  • Curly Flat Pinot Noir 2019

    Curly Flat Pinot Noir 2019

    Region: VIC- Macedon Ranges
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    WINE FRONT 95 POINTS!

      "Curly Flat has made its name on powerfully-built examples of the variety, fruit often matched step-by-step by oak. There’s cedary oak here but it’s been dialled back while, at the same time, tannin has been dialled up. This wine has...

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  • Murdoch Hill Phaeton Pinot Noir 2019

    Murdoch Hill Phaeton Pinot Noir 2019

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    JAMES SUCKLING 97 POINTS!

      "A pinot with finesse and power in equal parts and one that delivers alluringly layered, complex style on release. The nose has almost tarry notes, as well as toasted spices and intense red to dark cherries, blackcurrants and violets. The palate...

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    Current stock: 17

    $47.00
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  • Prophet's Rock Pinot Noir 2018

    Prophet's Rock Pinot Noir 2018

    Region: NZ- Central Otago
    Farming Sustainably-made

    HUON HOOKE 96 POINTS!

        "Medium to full ruby colour with traces of purple and brick-red. The bouquet is reserved and metallic with ironstone and dried-blood nuances, dark plum emerging with airing, and very complex. The wine is full-bodied and savoury, with...

    Current stock: 9

    $55.00
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