William Downie

Young Australian Winemaker of the Year 2006 - Gourmet Traveller

"William Downie established his own label in 2003 after several years living and working in Burgundy. His intention is to produce wines of purity and detail that reflect their place of origin. They are made in the most natural way possible, not pushed or shoved in any direction. They are not added to or subtracted from. Although each of the William Downie wines is made from Pinot Noir, the Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula and Gippsland are more different than they are similar. William was the Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine Young Australian Winemaker of The Year for 2006." - William Downie

"William Downie is so highly regarded in Australian wine circles as a maker of top pinot noir that he is almost synonymous with the variety. De Bortoli’s Steve Webber once described him as the “best winemaker in Australia” and a group of sommeliers have even formed a fan club, Team Downie." - Jeremy Pringle, Wine Companion

  • William Downie Mornington Pinot Noir 2023

    William Downie Mornington Pinot Noir 2023

    Region: VIC- Mornington Pen
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2016, WILLIAM DOWNIE HAS MADE HIS MORNINGTON PINOT NOIR AGAIN

      "Fruit was sourced from the Mrs Nicks vineyard in Balnarring and Rivendel in Merricks North. Mrs Nicks was planted to MV6 in 1998 on a gently south facing hill of chocolate brown sandy loam. Rivendel, planted in the same year, is a mix of D5V12...

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  • William Downie Gippsland Pinot Noir 2023

    William Downie Gippsland Pinot Noir 2023

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

    SHOWCASING THE GIPPSLAND REGION IN ALL ITS BEAUTY!

      "A blend of fruit from the Matthews vineyard in Berrys Creeks and Manilla in Neerim South. Matthews was planted on red volcanic soil in 1998 and has always been dry grown. It is a cool, damp site and the vines grow dense, lush canopies. The vines...

    Current stock: 10

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  • William Downie Camp Hill Pinot Noir 2023

    William Downie Camp Hill Pinot Noir 2023

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

    SERIOUS DEPTH OF FLAVOUR, WHILE MAINTAINING THE ETHERIAL LIGHTNESS OF THE SITE - ANOTHER SENSATIONAL WINE

      **Limited. Only 3 per customer**   "This site was planted in 1998 at 250m elevation and is considered the highest point between the Strzelecki and Great Dividing Ranges. The vineyard faces north with almost 360 degree views of Baw Baw...

    Current stock: 8

    $110.00
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  • William Downie Bull Swamp Pinot Noir 2023

    William Downie Bull Swamp Pinot Noir 2023

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

    EARTHY, SPICED, BUT WITH GREAT PINOT FRUIT - A WONDERFUL ARRAY FOR THE SENSES

      "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 facing blocks of MV6 and another of Abel, as well as a more sheltered south facing block of MV6. A...

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  • William Downie Cathedral Pinot Noir 2023

    William Downie Cathedral Pinot Noir 2023

    Region: VIC-(Other)
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    VELVETY, FULL FLAVOURED AND JUICY PINOT NOIR - MADE BY THE MASTER OF PINOT!

      "The 2023 Cathedral is a blend of around 70% Mornington Peninsula and 30% King Valley Pinot Noir. The season was mild and the resulting wines have great aromatics, balance and finesse. The wine shows lots of red and dark berry fruits with...

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    $28.00
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  • William Downie Cathedral Pinot Noir 6-Pack GIFT

    William Downie Cathedral Pinot Noir 6-Pack GIFT

    Region: VIC-(Other)
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    GIVE THE GIFT OF PINOT TO A LOVED ONE OR ONESELF!

      Save off the regular price with this 6 pack of William Downie Cathedral Pinot Noir 2023. Each bottle is less than $27 each.     "The 2023 Cathedral is a blend of around 70% Mornington Peninsula and 30% King Valley Pinot Noir...

    Current stock: 2

    $160.00
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  • William Downie Cathedral Pinot Noir Dozen Deal

    William Downie Cathedral Pinot Noir Dozen Deal

    Region: VIC-(Other)
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    OUTSTANDING VALUE FOR PINOT LOVERS!

      William Downie brings us a stellar Pinot with his Cathedral wine. Tasting lively and bright with an array of berry fruit, it is outstanding value!  Buy this wine by the case and save off the retail price. Each bottle is just...

    Current stock: 1

    $300.00
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  • William Downie Bull Swamp Pinot Noir 2022

    William Downie Bull Swamp Pinot Noir 2022

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

    THE BULL SWAMP PINOT IS A BROODING, MUSCULAR PINOT WITH BRIGHT, COUNTERING ACIDITY

      "The wine has a deep ruby red colour. The nose shows concentrated blackberry, blackcurrant and poached plum fruit aromas as well as rosemary, rosehip and shiitake mushroom. The palate is tight and savoury with rusted iron, wood spice and...

    Current stock: 8

    $100.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] William Downie Millstream Pinot Noir 2020

    [SOLD-OUT] William Downie Millstream Pinot Noir 2020

    Region: VIC- Gippsland
    Farming 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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  • [SOLD-OUT] William Downie Manilla Pinot Noir 2020

    [SOLD-OUT] William Downie Manilla Pinot Noir 2020

    Region: VIC- Gippsland
    Farming 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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    $85.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] William Downie Petit Verdot 2015

    [SOLD-OUT] William Downie Petit Verdot 2015

    Region: SA-(Other)

    Jancis Robinson 16.5/20 Points! Wine of the Week!   "Lovely bright crimson. Definitely Bordelais. Picked early February. Vinified and screwcapped at Yalumba (Downie is a firm believer in old-fashioned corks for his terroir-driven Pinots.) Fresh and...

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    $20.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] William Downie Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2015

    [SOLD-OUT] William Downie Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2015

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    Wine Front 94 points!“There’s almost a plush generosity here, but it’s more characterised by its free-flowing air. It writes its flavours in cursive script, everything joined and running into the next thing, a feeling of movement and speed. Kerouac-ian...

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    $70.00
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  • William Downie Petit Manseng 2009

    [SOLD-OUT] William Downie Petit Manseng 2009

    Region: VIC- King Valley

    "The juice was naturally fermented in barrel and stopped at 50 g/l residual sugar. Aromas of pear, apple, lime and caramelised pineapple. The palate shows honeydew melon, kiwi and toasted marshmallow with subtle notes of curry leaf and lemon verbena. The...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] William Downie Gippsland Pinot Noir 2022

    [SOLD-OUT] William Downie Gippsland Pinot Noir 2022

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

    PINOT WUNDERKIND WILLIAM DOWNIE DELIVERS THE GOODS AGAIN WITH THIS EARTHY, DEEP GIPPSLAND PINOT NOIR

      "The palate is spicy and fine with more red fruits, dried herbs and subtle oak. The Matthews vineyard was planted on red volcanic soil in 1998 and has always been dry grown. It is a cool, damp site and the vines grow dense, lush canopies. The...

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    $65.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] William Downie Camp Hill Pinot Noir 2022

    [SOLD-OUT] William Downie Camp Hill Pinot Noir 2022

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

    JAMES HALLIDAY 96 POINTS!

      "This wine shows aromas of raspberry and redcurrant with rose petals, wattle flower and confited rhubarb. The palate is concentrated but fine with flavours of red fruits, bitter almond, bone broth and ironstone.   This site was planted in...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] William Downie Cathedral Pinot Noir 2022

    [SOLD-OUT] William Downie Cathedral Pinot Noir 2022

    Region: VIC-(Other)
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    A LIVELY AND BRIGHT PINOT FROM THE SPECIALIST - OUTSTANDING VALUE

      "The 2022 Cathedral is a blend of around 50% Strathbogie 20% Mornington Peninsula, 20% Upper Goulburn and 10% Henty Pinot Noir. The season was cool and wet early, however the second half was warm and dry giving wines of great depth, aroma and...

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    $27.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] William Downie Manilla Pinot Noir 2019

    [SOLD-OUT] William Downie Manilla Pinot Noir 2019

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

    "This patch of vines, while less than 5km north of Millstream, and at similar elevation, produces a very different wine. Planted to MV6 in 1983, it shows slightly less fruit intensity but more structure than its nearest neighbouring vines. The red...

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    $85.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] William Downie Millstream Pinot Noir 2019

    [SOLD-OUT] William Downie Millstream Pinot Noir 2019

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

    "The vineyard is at almost 300m elevation on the eastern edge of the township of Neerim South in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range. It’s gentle north-easterly aspect looks straight across to Mt Baw Baw. These soils have a little more clay than...

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    $85.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] William Downie Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2014

    [SOLD-OUT] William Downie Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2014

    Region: VIC- Yarra Valley

    "Very floral on the nose with violets, rose and lavender as well as clove, fennel and licorice. The palate is soft and juicy but not sweet with poached plums and peaches, mulberries and oolong tea. Tart acid and the usual granite minerality provide...

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    $70.00
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