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.

  • Giant Steps Sexton Pinot Noir 2018

    Giant Steps Sexton Pinot Noir 2018

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    WINE FRONT 93 POINTS!  JAMES HALLIDAY 94 POINTS!   "On clay, facing east, mostly from one block. One could say Sexton is the spiritual home vineyard of Giant Steps, perhaps. Ripe and lush bouquet showing stewed cherry, malt, cinnamon but...

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  • Ghost Rock Estate Pinot Noir 2020

    Ghost Rock Estate Pinot Noir 2020

    Region: TAS (Tasmania)
    Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    NEW VINTAGE PINOT NOIR FROM THE BEAUTIFUL COASTAL VINEYARD IN TASMANIA.     "Our Estate Pinot Noir comes from a blend of nine clones across our vineyard sites. Fruit was picked based on clonal ripeness and majority destemmed prior...

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  • Burn Cottage Sauvage Pinot Noir 2018

    Burn Cottage Sauvage Pinot Noir 2018

    Region: NZ- Central Otago
    Organic Biodynamic

    A FIRST RELEASE FROM THE NEW 'SAUVAGE' VINEYARD AT BURN COTTAGE.  THIS PINOT ACHIEVES RIPENESS WHILST RETAINING BALANCE AND FINESSE. STUNNER!    "The first single vineyard wine off the 19 year old Sauvage Vineyard vines in...

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  • Burn Cottage Pinot Noir 2018

    Burn Cottage Pinot Noir 2018

    Region: NZ- Central Otago
    Organic Biodynamic

    CULT-FAVOURITE PINOT NOIR FROM OTAGO. THIS BIODYNAMIC BEAUTY DELIVERS THE DESIRABLE NEXUS OF SAVOURY, FRUIT AND SPICE. UTTERLY COMPELLING.   "Lovely savoury dry herb and dark earth tones partner with bright red fruits, a hint of citrus and...

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  • Ara Single Estate Pinot Noir 2019

    Ara Single Estate Pinot Noir 2019

    Region: NZ- Marlborough

    THE ESSENCE OF PURE MARLBOROUGH. GREAT FOR A MID-WEEK TIPPLE!   "This Pinot Noir shows complex bright red fruits and deep mocha spice burst from the glass. On the palate, the tannins are fine and slightly grippy, with a rich mid palate." -...

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  • Two Tonne Tasmania Estate Pinot Noir 2020

    Two Tonne Tasmania Estate Pinot Noir 2020

    Region: TAS (Tasmania)

    SPECIAL RELEASE FROM BOUTIQUE PRODUCER. ENJOY THIS SAVOURY FLAVOURED, PLUSH PINOT.    "EST is a special release sourced from the East Coast of Tasmania, with the intention of highlighting regionality within our island state. Our EST...

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  • Holm Oak The Wizard Pinot Noir 2018

    Holm Oak The Wizard Pinot Noir 2018

    Region: TAS (Tasmania)

    HUON HOOKE 96 POINTS!  JAMES HALLIDAY 94 POINTS!   "Hand-picked, wild yeast-open fermented with 30% whole bunches, frequent plunging, pressed to barrel (60% new). The vinification started with pruning, continuing with first-stage...

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  • Harmand Geoffroy Gevrey-Chambertin 2016

    Harmand Geoffroy Gevrey-Chambertin 2016

    Region: France- Burgundy CotedeNuits

    SUPERB AND CLASSIC GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN. POWERFUL AND STRUCTURED.     "Drawn from 10 vineyards, with vines between 25 and 80 years of age, this was raised with only 20% new oak. It's a wonderfully pure and voluptuous wine with layers of...

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  • William Downie Millstream Pinot Noir 2020

    William Downie Millstream Pinot Noir 2020

    Region: VIC- Gippsland
    Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    BILL DOWNIE NEVER FAILS TO BRING US DEEPLY SAVOURY AND EXPRESSIVE PINOTS. FROM THE MILLSTREAM SITE, THIS WINE IS UNIQUELY SPICED WITH A HINT OF TANG. ORGANIC & VEGAN "The vineyard is at almost 300m elevation on the eastern edge of the township...

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  • William Downie Manilla Pinot Noir 2020

    William Downie Manilla Pinot Noir 2020

    Region: VIC- Gippsland
    Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    IN BILL'S OWN WORDS, "THIS WINE MAKES US THINK OF A SHADY SPOT ON A WARM SPRING DAY" - THIS PINOT IS MORE FUN & FRESH COMPARED TO ITS SIBLINGS.   ORGANIC & VEGAN     "This patch of vines, while less than 5km north of...

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  • William Downie Gippsland Pinot Noir 2020

    William Downie Gippsland Pinot Noir 2020

    Region: VIC- Gippsland
    Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    AN UNIQUE PINOT FROM ONE OF THE GIPPSLAND GREATS. WHILE THE REST OF THE STATE SWELTERED, WILLIAM DOWNIE'S 2020 VINTAGE WAS CURIOUSLY COOL... AND MAKES FOR INTERESTING WINE.  ORGANIC & VEGAN "The Matthews vineyard in Berrys Creek was...

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    Current stock: 23

    $65.00
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  • William Downie Camp Hill Pinot Noir 2020

    William Downie Camp Hill Pinot Noir 2020

    Region: VIC- Gippsland
    Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    SAVOURY, BIT SWEET-FRUITED. THIS PINOT IS PACKED WITH MIDDLE EASTERN SPICES AND FLORAL AROMAS. ORGANIC & VEGAN    "This site was planted in 1998 at 250m elevation and is considered the highest point between the Strzelecki and Great...

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  • William Downie Bull Swamp Pinot Noir 2020

    William Downie Bull Swamp Pinot Noir 2020

    Region: VIC- Geelong
    Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    THE RICH VOLANIC SOILS BRING A DISTINCTIVE STYLE TO BILL DOWNIE'S WINES.ORGANIC & VEGAN   "This dry grown vineyard was planted in 1981 on old, red volcanic soils at 150m elevation. There are four separate parcels of Pinot Noir, two north...

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  • Grosset Pinot Noir 2019

    Grosset Pinot Noir 2019

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

    MULBERRY, BLACK CHERRY AND REDCURRANT DEFINE THIS LIVELY, COMPLEX AND FINE PINOT NOIR FROM THE MASTERY OF GROSSET.   "This Piccadilly Valley pinot is made in the style that has become quintessentially Grosset pinot. It has restrained...

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  • Merricks Thompsons Lane Pinot Noir 2019

    Merricks Thompsons Lane Pinot Noir 2019

    Region: VIC- Mornington Pen

    A WONDERFUL MID-WEEK PINOT NOIR. THIS DELICIOUS WINE IS SUCH GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY.  "Hand-picked and sorted, destemmed, matured in new and used French oak. A savoury pinot, even though no stems were included in the ferment, the new oak not obvious...

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    $27.00
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  • Pousse Santenay Premier Cru Clos Tavannes 2013

    Pousse Santenay Premier Cru Clos Tavannes 2013

    Region: France- Burgundy CotedeNuits

    ORGANIC PREMIER CRU SANTENAY, "CLOS TAVENNES" BY PRODUCER OF THE YEAR 2016 (BOURGOGNE AU JOURD 'HUI). THIS IS A SUPERB AGED BURGUNDY. "One third of the vines date back to planting in 1920 in this 2.09 hectare vineyard. Arguably the finest and most...

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    $130.00
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  • Holm Oak Pinot Noir 2019

    Holm Oak Pinot Noir 2019

    Region: TAS (Tasmania)

    HOLM OAK MAKE SOME OF TASMANIA'S VERY BEST PINOT NOIR. ENJOY THIS PINOT NOIR, LADEN WITH BEAUTIFUL FRUIT AND SPICE.   "The epitome of cool-climate Tasmanian pinot noir. Sourced from our estate fruit, it’s well balanced with beautiful...

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    Current stock: 18

    $30.00
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  • Bream Creek Reserve Pinot Noir 2018

    Bream Creek Reserve Pinot Noir 2018

    Region: TAS (Tasmania)

    Double Gold 2020 Melbourne Wine Competition  Top Gold Medal 2020 Royal Hobart Wine Show  95 Points Decanter World Wine Awards!  96 points Wine Showcase Magazine!    4 stars Winestate Magazine!  "Our...

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    $58.00
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  • Bream Creek Pinot Noir 2019

    Bream Creek Pinot Noir 2019

    Region: TAS (Tasmania)

    TRIPLE GOLD - PERTH, VIENNA, MELBOURNE WINE COMPETITIONS  TRIPLE SILVER - SAN FRANCISCO, CHINA AND ASIA WINE CHALLENGE  95 POINTS WINE SHOWCASE MAGAZINE!   "This premium cool climate Pinot Noir has a complex black and red...

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    Current stock: 21

    $38.00
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  • Dom Rougeot Bourgogne Passetoutgrain 2019

    Dom Rougeot Bourgogne Passetoutgrain 2019

    Region: France- Burgundy Other
    Vegan-friendly Organic Biodynamic

    THIS FIELD BLEND IS BRIGHT, FRUITY AND DELICIOUS!   BIODYNAMIC, ORGANIC & SULPHATE FREE   "Passtoutgrains, meaning field blend, is made using roughly 70% gamay and 30% pinot noir from Meursault in Burgundy. A clean, juicy and fruity...

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