Dexter

TOD DEXTER GREW UP WITH WINE. A CHILDHOOD FRIENDSHIP WITH ONE OF MELBOURNE’S PREMIUM WINE MERCHANTS, THE CRITTENDEN FAMILY, INTRODUCED HIM TO THE VAST WORLD OF WINE.

"It was then no surprise that in 1974 after working a ski season in the US, Tod ended up in the Napa Valley where he spent a seven-year apprenticeship with one of California’s premium family wineries, Cakebread Cellars.

Tod moved home to Australia in January 1987 and after an extensive search, he and his wife Debbie bought a vineyard site at Tuerong on the Mornington Peninsula. Later that year, they planted their first 1.6 hectares of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Tod then joined Brian Stonier at Stonier Wines as head winemaker. Over the next ten years, Tod and Brian grew the company to become one of Australia’s premium producers of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. During this decade the wines Tod created received many accolades both at home and internationally, and the Dexter vineyard provided Stonier with reserve-grade fruit under the careful eye of Tod and Debbie.

During a formative trip to France in 2000, where they visited the most famous Pinot Noir producers in the world, Tod and Debbie gained a new respect for the concept of terroir and the responsibility to future generations in caring for the land. Tod also had reinforced to him the importance of attention to detail in both the vineyard and winery. This trip was what encouraged Tod and Debbie to take the next step and produce their own wine from the vineyard that they had established and cared for through its formative years. Thus, almost 20 years after the first vines in the Dexter vineyard were planted, Dexter Wines was born." - Dexter

  • Dexter Pinot Noir 2019

    Dexter Pinot Noir 2019

    Region: VIC- Mornington Pen

    HUON HOOKE 96 POINTS! WINE FRONT 94 POINTS!

       "Medium to full red/purple colour. Complex aromas of smoked-charcuterie, red berries and spices, a very attractive array of flavours, fruit driving the wine, and a coating of fine-grained tannins providing the structure. Good length and...

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  • Dexter Chardonnay 2020

    Dexter Chardonnay 2020

    Region: VIC- Mornington Pen

    A CHARDONNAY OF GREAT FINESSE, MADE BY ONE OF MORNINGTON'S MOST SOUGHT AFTER WINEMAKERS

      "Consistent with previous vintages in its elegance and fineness after a cool 2020 vintage. Subtle flavours reflective of the aromas – particularly citrus fruits, stone fruit and elegant oak. The wine has a soft middle palate with good...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Dexter Black Label Pinot Noir 2018

    [SOLD-OUT] Dexter Black Label Pinot Noir 2018

    Region: VIC- Mornington Pen

    WINE FRONT 96 POINTS!  "Always the strawberries and spice, a little exotic, with a touch of earth, dried roses and fresh mint. It’s delicate, but has a sort of quiet power and authority, tannin offers a gentle swipe of pumice stone, a cool...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Dexter Chardonnay 2018

    [SOLD-OUT] Dexter Chardonnay 2018

    Region: VIC- Mornington Pen

    This delicious, small production, Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay hits it out of the park year on year and 2018 is no exception!   "Handpicked fruit is gently whole bunch pressed into a tank and settled overnight. It is then transferred...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Dexter Chardonnay 2017

    [SOLD-OUT] Dexter Chardonnay 2017

    Region: VIC- Mornington Pen

    Wine Front 95 Points!   "Flavour delivered with finesse, is the import. A light smokiness, spice, lime rind and nectarine, but hey, it’s Chardonnay all right, and that’s the main thing. Slightly nervy too, subtle green reflections in the just-ripe...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Dexter Pinot Noir 2015

    [SOLD-OUT] Dexter Pinot Noir 2015

    Region: VIC- Mornington Pen

    Wine Front 95 points!“Pound for pound this must be one of the best Australian pinot noirs (that often flies under the radar). All you have to do is look at this set of reviews for an idea of how well regarded the wine is. The fruit comes from Tod...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Dexter Chardonnay 2016

    [SOLD-OUT] Dexter Chardonnay 2016

    Region: VIC- Mornington Pen

    Huon Hooke 96 points!“Tod Dexter has done it again. The colour is light, bright yellow, the aromas mealy, smoky and nutty with suggestions of toasted barrels. The wine is full-bodied, intense, rich with a long-lasting finish. Power with elegance...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Dexter Chardonnay 2015

    [SOLD-OUT] Dexter Chardonnay 2015

    Region: VIC- Mornington Pen

    Wine Front 94 points!“Winemaker Tod Dexter should have his name in lights. Great work with his eponymous wines. You just have to look at this track record off a running start for why. Lover of pinot noir and chardonnay of high quality, ease of drinking,...

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  • Dexter Pinot Noir 2013

    [SOLD-OUT] Dexter Pinot Noir 2013

    Region: VIC- Mornington Pen

    Gary Walsh 94 points!"Cherry, poached strawberry, brown spices, fresh mint and flowers. Light to medium bodied, fresh and pretty with poached strawberry, dried herbs and gentle toasted oak. Tannin is slaty, and feels almost feathery, a cranberried crunch...

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  • Dexter Pinot Noir 2012

    [SOLD-OUT] Dexter Pinot Noir 2012

    Region: VIC- Mornington Pen

    Huon Hooke 90 points!"Medium red colour with slightly purple tinge; the aroma is smoky with background raspberry and strawberry. The wine is straightforward and plain, charming and fruity, with a veneer of spicy oak which is fairly obvious. Good wine,...

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  • Dexter Chardonnay 2013

    [SOLD-OUT] Dexter Chardonnay 2013

    Region: VIC- Mornington Pen

    "Hand-picked fruit was gently whole-bunch pressed into a tank and settled overnight. It was then transferred into French oak barriques (25% New, 35% second and third use and 40 % older) and inoculated with a neutral yeast. From May until late winter the...

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  • Dexter Chardonnay 2012

    [SOLD-OUT] Dexter Chardonnay 2012

    Region: VIC- Mornington Pen

    Gary Walsh 95 Points!"Seems in 2012 that Dexters are Go! Sort of hard to pin down, I guess, but in essence it's a tight, fine boned Chardonnay that offers firm structure with a good amount of flavour. And the flavours are something along the lines of...

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  • Dexter Pinot Noir 2010

    [SOLD-OUT] Dexter Pinot Noir 2010

    Region: VIC- Mornington Pen

    Campbell Mattinson 92+ Points!"Pretty classy wine. Creamy texture is its most prominent aspect. Has good depth of fruit, though it's not stewy or hot. Spice-shot. Rhuburb and black cherry, olive and cedarwood. Sweet, almost liqueurous fruit flavour...

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  • Dexter Chardonnay 2011

    [SOLD-OUT] Dexter Chardonnay 2011

    Region: VIC- Mornington Pen

    Mike Bennie 95 Points!"There's a coolness and reserve in this wine, but built into the textural profile is flint and funky lees work for interest. It's seriously good to taste, opens after time and though slender and shy, is expressive in its quiet way...

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  • Dexter Pinot Noir 2009

    [SOLD-OUT] Dexter Pinot Noir 2009

    Region: VIC- Mornington Pen

    Gary Walsh 95 Points!"A pretty paler red Pinot and the smell and taste follows the colour's cue. Red fruit, light dusty spicy wood, a fragrant flowering basil perfume and a minor suggestion of earthiness. It's cool, lightly sappy and energetic " light,...

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