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.

  • Ashton Hills Piccadilly Valley Pinot Noir 2019

    Ashton Hills Piccadilly Valley Pinot Noir 2019

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    MORE RESTRAINT AND SAVOURY STRUCTURE THAN PREVIOUS VINTAGES. A TERRIFIC RELEASE FROM ASHTON HILLS AGAIN! "For this wine, winemaker Stephen George has always been happy to venture outside his own Estate’s boundaries and explore other sites in the...

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  • Attwoods Old Hog Geelong Pinot Noir 2018

    Attwoods Old Hog Geelong Pinot Noir 2018

    Region: VIC- Geelong

    THIS IS AN ELEGANT, CRANBERRIED, CHERRIED PINOT NOIR WITH WHOLE BUNCH CHARACTERISTICS + SILKY TANNIN! "Geelong fruit, 50% whole bunch, wild yeast fermented in 1 and 2 tonne wooden fermenters. Light extraction, 1 year in French barriques (of which one...

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    $55.00
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  • Bannockburn 1314 AD Pinot Noir 2018

    Bannockburn 1314 AD Pinot Noir 2018

    Region: VIC- Geelong

    MEDIUM BODIED WITH PLENTIFUL FOREST FRUITS, OFFSET BY WHOLE BUNCH SPICE + PERFUME. DISTINCTLY BANNOCKBURN! "From our ‘young’ Ann’s Pinot Noir block, planted in 2003–2004 to 114, 115 and MV6 clones. Hand harvested early to...

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    $29.00
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  • Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2018

    Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2018

    Region: VIC- Geelong

    JAMES HALLIDAY 96 POINTS!  HUON HOOKE 96 POINTS!  WINE FRONT 94+ POINTS!   "The batches were wild-fermented with 20% whole bunches, matured for 12 months in French hogsheads (30% new). Plum, cherry, bright acidity and fine,...

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    $60.00
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  • Bannockburn Serre Pinot Noir 2018

    Bannockburn Serre Pinot Noir 2018

    Region: VIC- Geelong

    FOLLOWING ON FROM LAST YEAR'S 99-POINT EFFORT, THE MUCH ANTICIPATED NEW SINGLE VINEYARD PINOT FROM BANNOCKBURN'S CLOSE-PLANTED SERRE SITE.   "It certainly is the best of our Pinot Noir sites: uniform, focused, powerful and fragrant, every year...

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    $105.00
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  • Bass Phillip Bin 17K Pinot Noir 2017

    Bass Phillip Bin 17K Pinot Noir 2017

    Region: VIC- Gippsland

    FIRST RELEASE OF PHILLIP JONES 'BACKYARD' PINOT NOIR SINCE 2013!ORGANIC + BIODYNAMIC. "The wine comes from the "backyard" vineyard at Leongatha South, Gippsland, Victoria. It has very close planting (17,000 vines), low cropping and natural winemaking...

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    $110.00
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  • Bass Phillip Crown Prince Pinot Noir 2018

    Bass Phillip Crown Prince Pinot Noir 2018

    Region: VIC- Gippsland

    THIS CROWN PRINCE IS SPICY, COMPLEX + MOUTHWATERING! "Crown Prince are typically easy drinking Pinot Noirs with sweet plum fruits, softness and balance. These wines always have the characteristic regional “palate length”. Our Crown Prince...

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    $67.00
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  • Bass Phillip Estate Pinot Noir 2018

    Bass Phillip Estate Pinot Noir 2018

    Region: VIC- Gippsland

    JAMES SUCKLING 94 POINTS!  ORGANIC BIODYNAMIC   "This has a strikingly complex, intense nose with a rich array of cherries and berries, grapefruit and pomegranate, plenty of fruit spice, light pepper and a gently creamy, baking-spice oak...

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    $97.00
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  • Bass Phillip Old Cellar Pinot Noir 2018

    Bass Phillip Old Cellar Pinot Noir 2018

    Region: VIC- Gippsland

    "BASS PHILLIP WINES ARE VERY COMPLEX, DELICIOUS WINES WITH MOUNTING DEGREES OF POWER AND PROFOUNDITY" HUON HOOKE. “It is a madly rare, profoundly intense and exquisitely balanced wine which reflects the nuances of an exceptional vineyard site...

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    $40.00
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  • Bass Phillip Premium Pinot Noir 2018

    Bass Phillip Premium Pinot Noir 2018

    Region: VIC- Gippsland

    JAMES SUCKLING 95 POINTS!  ORGANIC  BIODYNAMIC    "This has a very pure pink-grapefruit, pomegranate and red-cherry nose with a deeply spicy oak thread that sits well inside the fruit. Plenty of earth and some red flowers here,...

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    $250.00
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  • Bass Phillip Reserve Pinot Noir 2018

    Bass Phillip Reserve Pinot Noir 2018

    Region: VIC- Gippsland

    AUSTRALIA'S LEADING PINOT NOIR, AND ONE OF THE LAST VINTAGES HELMED BY THE LEGENDARY PHILLIP JONES.  "An ethereal nose here. This is a very complex and fragrant expression with a layered and detailed style that has abundant flowers, sappy forest...

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    $900.00
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  • Bindi Block 5 Pinot Noir 2019

    Bindi Block 5 Pinot Noir 2019

    Region: VIC- Macedon Ranges

    POUNCE, THESE NEVER LAST LONG. THE MOST ETHEREAL, AGEWORTHY PINOT NOIR FROM MACEDON.   "The Block Five vineyard is about half of one hectare in size on a sheltered, north facing, and very quartz riddled site. It is a wonderful natural...

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    Current stock: 20

    $135.00
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