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 Bull Swamp Pinot Noir 2019

    William Downie Bull Swamp Pinot Noir 2019

    Region: VIC- Gippsland

    "This dry grown vineyard was planted in 1981 on old, red volcanic soils at 150m elevation. There are three separate parcels of Pinot Noir, one north facing block of MV6 and another of Abel, as well as a more sheltered south facing block of MV6. The...

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  • William Downie Camp Hill Pinot Noir 2019

    William Downie Camp Hill Pinot Noir 2019

    Region: VIC- Gippsland

    "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 Shire. Most of the vines are MV6 with a couple of rows...

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  • William Downie Gippsland Pinot Noir 2019

    William Downie Gippsland Pinot Noir 2019

    Region: VIC- Gippsland

    PINOT WUNDERKIND WILLIAM DOWNIE DELIVERS THE GOODS AGAIN WITH THIS GIPPSLAND PINOT NOIR.   "A blend of 50% Matthews vineyard at Berry’s Creek in South Gippsland and 50% estate grown fruit from our Baw Baw Shire vineyards. The Matthews...

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  • William Downie Millstream Pinot Noir 2019

    William Downie Millstream Pinot Noir 2019

    Region: VIC- Gippsland

    "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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  • William Downie Mornington Pinot Noir 2013

    William Downie Mornington Pinot Noir 2013

    Region: VIC- Mornington Pen

    Tyson Stelzer 96 Points! "The powerhouse of the Downie pinot trilogy, Mornington 2013 personifies the meeting of grace and power. A core of black cherry and wild strawberry fruit makes for impressive fruit poise and intensity, lifted by violet fragrance...

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

    [SOLD-OUT] William Downie Manilla Pinot Noir 2019

    Region: VIC- Gippsland

    "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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  • 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 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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  • [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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