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 2022

    Dexter Pinot Noir 2022

    Region: VIC- Mornington Pen

    REAL REVIEW'S #1 2022 VICTORIAN PINOT NOIR!
    REAL REVIEW 96 POINTS!
    JAMES HALLIDAY 95 POINTS!
    WINE FRONT 94+ POINTS!

      "Bright, medium-full crimson colour, purple-tinted, with lovely purity of ripe cherry aromas, the fruit doing all the talking. Traces of spices and balsamic herbs. A fruit-sweet core with ample tannins surrounding it, adding structure...

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  • Dexter Chardonnay 2022

    Dexter Chardonnay 2022

    Region: VIC- Mornington Pen

    HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION - 96 POINTS! / WINE FRONT - 95 POINTS!

      “....It’s flavoursome but racy, skittish even, skids across the palate with ultra-refreshing vibes and trails away all minerally and long. It’s really good - 95 Points .” - Mike Bennie, Wine Front   "Walks a...

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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 Pinot Noir 2021

    [SOLD-OUT] Dexter Pinot Noir 2021

    Region: VIC- Mornington Pen

    JAMES HALLIDAY 95 POINTS!

      "The 2021 Pinot Noir has aromas of dark cherry, blackberry, bay leaf and thyme with subtle floral fragrance and hints of oak. Complex flavours are reflected by the aromas. It has a soft entry with mid palate fruit sweetness and lovely texture...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Dexter Chardonnay 2021

    [SOLD-OUT] Dexter Chardonnay 2021

    Region: VIC- Mornington Pen

    JAMES HALLIDAY 95 POINTS!

      "The 2021 Dexter Chardonnay has aromas of citrus fruits, particularly grapefruit and lemon, and white peach, with subtle oak. Subtle flavours are reflective of the aromas. The wine has a soft middle palate with good length and refreshing...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Dexter Chardonnay 2020

    [SOLD-OUT] 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 Pinot Noir 2019

    [SOLD-OUT] 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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  • [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 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 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 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 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 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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