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PRIME YOURSELF, MELBOURNE. YOUR 2022 WINE LIST HAS DROPPED!

 

150+ pinots. 70+ wineries. 3 Sessions

It’s time for a strategy.

While we’re always down for crazy spontaneity as an approach to tasting pinot, we think the way to win at Pinot Palooza is to start with a plan. Our suggestion? Make a Pinot Playlist; and just like your Greatest Jams on Spotify, it pays to mix it up.

If nothing else, our events are all about discovery. This is your chance to mix it up.  Heck, be someone else for a day and try on some new pinots for size – no commitment necessary. How? Explore wines from a region you’ve never tried before, sample something expensive alongside something new and experimental, find your ultimate Netflix and chill wine – go nuts!

WHAT’S YOUR PINOT PLAYLIST?

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VEGAN, ORGANIC, BIODYNAMIC AND LOW-INTERVENTION WINES

Yep, we heard you. You said you wanted to make it easier to pick out the vegan, organic, biodynamic and lo-fi wines at our events, so this year we’re giving them to you on a platter – with icons!

But what does it all mean? Some background on our categories:

Vegan wines are made without the usual dairy or animal proteins to fine or filter the wine. Organic wines are made from grapes grown without artificial or synthetic chemicals, in certified organic vineyards. Biodynamic wines are similarly chemical-free, with an added focus on managing the whole vineyard as an ecosystem and generally adding fewer sulphates to the wines. Fun fact: all wines were minimal until 1847, when chemicals first became available to farmers. These days, Minimal/Low Intervention wines are unfined and unfiltered and free from any post-fermentation additives.

 – VEGAN
 – ORGANIC (Certified or in conversion)
 – BIODYNAMIC (Certified or in conversion)
 – MINIMAL/LOW INTERVENTION 

AUSTRALIA

Australia is a big country, with a bunch of diverse micro-climates, which means we produce a pretty huge range of different pinot noir styles.

With around 15 different regions producing pinot, you’ll have plenty of new favourites to discover. From Gippsland to Beechworth, Macedon to Pemberton, Mornington to the Bellarine, Yarra Valley to the Huon Valley, and everywhere else in between, there’s plenty of pinot magic happening all around the country.

TASMANIA

Tasmania’s winemakers have a penchant for challenging the status quo – conventional wisdom told Tassie’s producers that wine wasn’t going to be their thing (the climate was too cold, and too unforgiving).
Countless false starts and failed experiments went into refining the way its makers grow and craft wine on this tough little island – and they certainly punch above their weight.

OUR FEATURE REGION FOR 2022 (READ MORE HERE!)
Barringwood

Barringwood Pinot Noir, 2021 – $40
Mill Block Pinot Noir, 2020 – $60
Grazier’s Pinot Noir, 2020 – $60

Bay of Fires

Eddystone Point Pinot Noir , 2020 –  $36

Devils Corner

Devil’s Corner Pinot Noir, 2021 – $25
Devil’s Corner Pinot Noir Rose , 2021 – $25
Devil’s Corner Resolution Pinot Noir , 2019 – $34
Devil’s Corner Mt Amos Pinot Noir , 2019 – $65
Devil’s Corner Mt Dove Pinot Syrah, 2020 – $65

Ghost Rock –

Supernatural Pinot Noir, 2021 – $30
Ghost Rock Estate Pinot Noir, 2021 – $40
Bonadale Single Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2021 – $52
La Filles Single Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2021 – $52
Climat Single Vineyard Pinot Noir (Organic), 2020 – $52

Haddow & Dineen –

One Hundred Days Méthode Ancestrale, 2021 – $45
Grain of Truth Pinot Gris, 2020 – $55
Private Universe Pinot Noir, 2019 – $55

IronHouse –

Ironhouse Pinot, 2019 – $35
Ironhouse Vineyards Pinot , 2018 – $35
Ironhouse Vineyards Rosé , 2020 – $25
Ironhouse Vineyards Sparkling Rosé , 2020 – $30
Ironhouse Distillery TASMAN WHISKY – Pinot Cask Finish – Distillers Release, 2017 – $180

Mewstone –

Mewstone Pinot noir, 2020 – $65
hughes & hughes pinot noir, 2021 – $37

Merriworth –

Estate Pinot Noir, 2020 – $34
Limited Whole Bunch Pinot Noir, 2021 – $32
Traditions Pinot Noir, 2019 – $41

Moorilla & Domaine A –

Moorilla Praxis Pinot Noir, 2019 – $25
Moorilla Muse Pinot Noir , 2016 – $50
Domaine A Pinot Noir, 2016 – $70

Meadowbank –

Meadowbank Blanc de Noirs, 2018 – $77
Meadowbank Pinot Noir,2021 – $60

Pipers Brook

Pipers Brook Estate Pinot Noir , 2020 – $50
Pipers Tasmania Pinot Noir, 2021 – $29
New Certan Pinot Noir, 2019 – $95

Small Island Wines

Glengarry 91 Planted, 2021 – $55
Glengarry 82 Planted, 2021 – $55
Saltwater River , 2019 – $49
Black Label, 2020 – $45

Spring Vale

Melrose Pinot Noir, 2021 – $30
Estate Pinot Noir, 2019 – $48
Cellar Release Pinot Noir, 2015 – $95
Family Selection Pinot Noir, 2018 – $125

Tamar Ridge

Tamar Ridge Estate Pinot Noir , 2020 – $34
Tamar Ridge Reserve Pinot Noir , 2020 – $65
Tamar Ridge Research Pinot Noir , 2020 – $50

CHEESE, CIDER, SPIRITS!
Punch & Ladle

FIG LEAF NEGRONI 100ml – $13
FIG LEAF NEGRONI 500ml – $55

APPLE & WATTLE SEED NEW FASHIONED 100ml – $14
APPLE & WATTLE SEED NEW FASHIONED 500ml – $60

RASPBERRY & PEAR SPRITZ – 200ml – $10
RASPBERRY & PEAR SPRITZ 750ml – $40

PLUM APERITIF 500ml – $42
LOCAL VERMOUTH 500ml – $42

Pagan Cider

Pagan Cider Apple, 2022 – $8
Pagan Cider Cerise, 2022 – $8
Pagan Cider Blueberry, 2022 – $8
Pagan Cider Quince, 2021 – $30
Pagan Cider Pear, 2021 – $8

Hartshorn

Bottles
The Gin 500ml – $90
Vodka 500 ml – $80
Peated Vodka 500ml – $90

Cocktails
Hibiscus Sour – $15
Gin/soda – $10
Vodka /Soda – $10

Taylor & Smith

Negroni 100ml – $17.50
Army & Navy 100ml – $17.50
Hanky Panky 100ml – $17.50
Dirty Martini 100ml – $17.50
Whisky 100ml – $45

Negroni 500ml – $75
Army & Navy 500ml – $75
Hanky Panky 500ml – $75
Dirty Martini 500ml – $75
Gin and Dry Gin 500ml – $75
Whisky $500ml- $165

VICTORIA

Welcome to the classic rock of Aussie wine regions. You know all the songs, you love to sing along and you don’t care who hears you. It’s got the heartfelt ballads of the Mornington Peninsula, the sexy slow jams of the Yarra Valley and the funky beats of  Macedon, Ballarat and Gippsland. Victorian Pinot is on high rotation in our cellar because it’s a consistent crowd-pleaser.

Gippsland

Gippsland pinot is all punk rock; taking the classic style, experimenting and turning it on its head. High tones and lots of juicy whole bunches, it delivers a persistent flavour that’s unlike any other region. Pure anarchy. Read our regional profile here!

Bass River –

Bass River Sparkling Brut Pinot Noir/Chardonnay, 2018 – $60
Bass River Pinot Noir 1835, 2021 – $60
Bass River Pinot Noir – River Block, 2021 – $50
Bass River – Gamay – North Side Block20, 2021 – $50

Cannibal Creek –

Pinot Noir, 2018 – $38
Reserve Pinot Noir, 2018 – $75
Vin de Liqueur, 2016 – $45

Dirty Three –

All The Dirts, 2021 – $48

Fleet Wines –

CHORUS – PINOT BLEND, 2021 – $50
ELEVATE – NOIR | GRIS, 2021 – $50
NOSTALGIA – PINOT NOIR, 2021 – $60
LEONGATHA – PINOT NOIR, 2021 – $45
RED HILL – PINOT NOIR , 2021 – $45

Lightfoot & Sons –

Myrtle Point Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2021 – $35
Renegade, 2019 – $40
Cliff Block Pinot Noir, 2017 – $55
Myrtle Point Vineyard Rose, 2021 – $55

Narkoojee

Sparkling Harriet Chardonnay Pinot Noir, 2021 – $32.00
Premium Pinot Noir, 2020 – $32.00
Reserve Pinot Noir, 2020 – $48.00

Moondarra –

Moondarra Pét Nat Rosé, Non vintage – $30
Moondarra Studebaker Pinot Noir, 2O21 – $35
Moondarra Conception Pinot Noir, 2O18 – $50
Moondarra Samba Side Pinot Noir, 2O17 –

Nicholson River-

Pinot Rose´, 2021 – $28
Sparkling Pinot Noir, 2015 – $55
Montview Pinot Noir, 2019 – $38
Nicholson River Pinot Noir, 2017 – $45

Yarra Valley

Drinking Yarra Valley pinot is like hearing Bruce Springsteen sing the opening lines of I’m On Fire. As the first hit of red fruit slides down and the acid profile reverberates through your body, you become one with the Yarra’s languid and sensual magic.

Fetherston –

Fetherston ‘Fungi’ Pinot Noir , 2021 – $28
Fetherston ‘Estate’ Pinot Noir, 2020 – $38
Fetherston T-Shirt, NV – $25
Fetherston Hoodie, NV – $50
Fetherston Cap, NV – $25

Giant Steps

Giant Steps Yarra Valley Rose, 2021 – $30
Giant Steps Yarra Valley Light Dry Red, 2021 – $30
Giant Steps Yarra Valley Pinot Noir, 2021 – $40.00
Fatal Shore Pinot Noir, 2020 – $75

Rob Dolan

True Colours Pinot Noir, 2020 – $24
Black Label Pinot Noir, 2020 – $28
White Label Pinot Noir, 2019 – $38

Rob Hall –

Rob Hall Pinot Noir, 2021 – $30
Harriets Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2020 – $45
Willowlake Pinot Noir, 2020 – $45
Harriet’s Vineyard Blanc de Noir, 2019 – $55

Rochford – 

Rochford Single Vineyard Sparkling Pinot Rosé , 2018 – $44
Rochford Estate Pinot Noir, 2021 – $38
Rochford Single Vineyard ‘Dans les Bois’ Pinot Noir, 2019 – $54
Rochford Single Vineyard ‘L’Enfant Unique’ Pinot Noir, 2019 – $85
Rochford Pinot Noir Gin, NV – $90

20% on purchase of 6 bottles of wine or more and 25% discount on any purchase of 12 bottles of wine or more. 

Santolin –

Santolin Gladysdale Pinot Noir, 2019 – $45
Santolin Gruyere Pinot Noir, 2019 – $45

Oakridge –

Sparkling Meunier, 2018 – $44
Oakridge Vineyard Series Hazeldene Pinot Noir, 2020 – $44
Oakridge Vineyard Series Willowlake Pinot Noir, 2020 – $44
Oakridge Vineyard Series Henk Pinot Noir, 2020 – $44
Oakridge Yarra Valley Pinot Noir, 2019 – $30

Pacha Mama –

Pacha Mama Pinot Noir – Yarra Valley, Vic, 2021 – $34
Pacha Mama ‘Little Petal’ Rosé Experimental Series – Yarra and Apline Valley, Vic, 2021 – $35
Pacha Mama Pinot Shiraz CANS – Yarra Valley and Heathcote, Vic, 2020 – $30 – 4 pack

Yering Station

Yering Station Little Yering Pinot Noir, 2021 – $20
Yering Station Village Pinot Noir, 2020 – $28
Yering Station Estate Pinot Noir, 2021 – $40
Yering Station Reserve Pinot Noir, 2019 – $130

Save Our Souls

Save Our Souls Yarra Valley Pinot Noir – Syme on Yarra, 2020 – $39
Save Our Souls Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir, 2020 – $29

Mornington Peninsula

Mornington pinot wants to hold you close, in a firm but gentle rock ballad kind of way. It’s full of bold flavours that make your heart burst with pleasure, but don’t be fooled – there’s a surprising amount of depth and character in these wines. Planning a trip? Check out how we did the region in 48 hours!

Handpicked –

Regional Selections Yarra Valley Pinot Noir, 2019. -$29
Collection Tasmania Pinot Noir, 2019 – $60
Collection Yarra Valley Pinot Noir, 2019 – $60
Collection Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir, 2019 – $60
Collection Central Otago Pinot Noir, 2018 – $60

Montalto

Montalto Tuerong Single Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2020 – $75
Montalto Pinot Noir, 2020 – $50
Montalto Pennon Hill Pinot Noir, 2020 – $34
Montalto Pennon Hill Sparkling Rosé, NV – $35

Mr Velvet Ears

Mornington Pinot Noir, 2018 – $29
Single Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2019 – $29
SV2 Pinot Noir, 2020 – $29

Paringa Estate –

Paringa Estate ‘Peninsula’ Pinot Noir , 2021 – $32
Paringa Estate ‘Estate’ Pinot Noir , 2018 – $70
Paringa Estate ‘Robinson Vineyard’ Pinot Noir , 2018 – $80
Paringa Estate ‘The Paringa’ Pinot Noir , 2018 – $100

Port Phillip and Kooyong –

Kooyong Estate Pinot Noir, 2020 – $48
Port Phillip Estate Red Hill Pinot Noir, 2021 – $40
Quartier Pinot Noir, 2021 – $29

Quealy

Musk Creek Pinot Noir , 2019 – $40
KKO1 Pinot Noir, 2020 – $40
Campbell & Christine Pinot Noir, 2019 – $45
Seventeen Rows, 2019 – $65

Red Hill Estate

Red Hill Estate Merricks Grove Pinot Noir, 2020 – $49
Red Hill Estate Cool Climate Pinot Noir, 2020 – $22

Stonier

Stonier Pinot, 2021 – $32
Single Vineyard “Windmill” Pinot Noir, 2021 – $65
Reserve Pinot Noir, 2021 – $60

Willow Creek –

Willow Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2019 – $45
Willow Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2020 – $45
Mammoth Variations Pinot Noir, 2021 – $59

Macedon, Strathbogie

The cool kids of the Victorian wine regions. Whether it’s the classic styles of Bindi and Curly Flat from the Macedon Ranges or experimental deliciousness from Eastern Peake in Ballarat, all the wines made in these regions are totally hip.

Lyons Will –

Lyons Will Estate Pinot Noir, 2018 – $39
Lyons Will Estate Pinot Noir, 2019 – $42

Fowles Wine

Farm to Table Pinot Noir , 2020 – $17
Are you Game? Pinot Noir , 2020 – $20
Stone Dwellers Sparkling Pinot Noir , NV – $30
Ladies who Shoot their Lunch Pinot Noir, 2021 – $35

Geelong

Earthy, confident and full of soul, Geelong is the Tina Turner of Victorian pinot. Big-haired, hip-shaking good times guaranteed.

Clyde Park –

Clyde Park Locale Pinot Noir, 2021 – $30
Clyde Park Estate Pinot Noir, 2020 – $45
Clyde Park Single Block B2 Pinot Noir, 2019 – $75
Clyde Park Single Block F ‘College’ Pinot Noir, 2015 – $100

Noisy Ritual

Mixed Business, 2021 – $26
Geelong Pinot Noir, 2021 -$32
Sunbury Pinot Noir, 2021 – $32
Full Noise Mornington Pinot Noir, 2018 – $42

Jack Rabbit, Leura Park, Yes Said the Seal

Jack Rabbit Pinot Noir, 2019 – $45
Jack Rabbit Rose , 2021 – $35
Leura Park Sparkling Pinot Chardonnay Rose , 2021 – $35
Yes Said The Seal Pinot Noir , 2019 – $45

Austin’s/6Ft6

Austin’s Pinot Noir, 2020 – $45
6Ft6 Pinot Noir – $25
6Ft6 Prosecco Rosé – $25

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Say hello to the pop princess of the pinot world. Most of the time, South Australian pinots are fun and bright, but then you hit a pocket in SA (we’re looking at you, Basket Ranges) where the wines get a little down and dirty, a bit funky, and really push the barriers of winemaking norms (think Christina Aguilera when she dyed her hair and leathered up). A healthy balance of tradition and experimentation is at the heart of South Australia’s charm, which keeps the hits coming.

BK Wines –

Ramato Pinot Gris, 2021 – $40
Gower pinot noir 2021 – $55
Remy Pinot Noir, 2019 – $110

Heirloom Vineyards –

Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir, 2021 – $40
The Velvet Fog Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir, 2021 – $40
Alcazar Castle Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir, 2021 – $80

Lansdowne Wines –  

Lansdowne ‘It’s Not My Fault I Like Bubbles’, 2021 – $27
Lansdowne Pinot Rose , 2021 – $28
Lansdowne New Pinot , 2021 – $30
Lansdowne Pinot Mac , 2021 – $38

Pete’s Pure / Saint & Scholar

Pete’s Pure Pinot Noir, 2021 – $15
Saint & Scholar Graduates Pinot Noir, 2019 – $30
Saint & Scholar Graduates Sparkling Pinot Noir, NV – $25
Saint & Scholar Graduates Pinot Gris, 2021 – $25
Saint & Scholar Honour Roll Soapbox Pinot Noir, 2019 – $45

Riot Wine Co –

Riot Pinot Noir, 2021 – $22
Riot Pinot G, 2020 – $21

Shaw + Smith –

Shaw + Smith Pinot Noir, 2021 – $55
Tolpuddle Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2020 – $93 (not available to purchase)

Tomich –

Tomich Woodside Vineyard Pinot Grigio, 2021 – $25
Tomich Woodside Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2021 – $30
Cloudbreak Pinot Noir, 2021 – $35

Vinteloper –

Black Label “NEONOIR” Pinot Noir, 2021 – $32
White Label Pinot Noir , 2021 – $39
ODEON Pinot Noir, 2017 – $140

XO Wine Co –

XO Wine Co ‘Small Batch’ Pinot Noir, 2021 – $32
XO Wine Co Pinot Syrah, 2020 – $24
Cherry Pie Light Red, 2021 – $24

NEW SOUTH WALES

New South Wales pinot noir is a bit like the kid in high school who told everyone he was going to be a great singer and got laughed at. But look who’s laughing now? The dark horse of Australian pinot regions, the wines are intricate and flavoursome with great balance and energy. Watch this space, because pinot from NSW is about to be big.

Gilbert

Gilbert Pinot Noir, 2021 – $32
Gilbert Pinot Noir Nashdale, 2021 – $56
Gilbert Méthode Traditionelle, 2016 – $66

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

The Western Australian pinot noir style is like a classical symphony: think long, drawn-out notes, with depth of fruit and a timeless style. There’s a hidden complexity to these wines (much like Beethoven), which is brought to life as the subtle aromas in the glass and the soft flavours on the palate build to a vibrant crescendo.

Marchand & Burch

Marchand & Burch Villages Rosé, 2021 – $25
Marchand & Burch Villages Pinot Noir, 2021 – $35
Marchand & Burch Mount Barrow Pinot Noir, 2020 – $55
Marchand & Burch Bourgogne Rouge Pinot Noir, 2019 – $45

NEW ZEALAND

CENTRAL OTAGO

Brrr. Did it just get a little colder? Central Otago sits way down towards the bottom of the world, enjoying bragging rights to some of the southern hemisphere’s most southerly vineyards. It was a wine region established on a collective mad vision and now produces powerful world-class pinots of mass seduction. Cue the sheepskin and fireplace. Read our Central Otago profile (with matching Spotify playlist!).

Amisfield –

Amisfield Pinot Noir 2020, 2020 – $55
Amisfield Pinot Noir Rosé 2021, 2021 – $35
Amisfield Brut Méthode Traditionelle 2018, 2018 – $45
Amisfield Pinot Noir 2015, 2015 – $85
Amisfield Breakneck Reserve Pinot Noir 2019, 2019 – $76

Nockies Palette –

Nockies Palette Georgetown Pinot Noir Rosé , 2019 – 42
Nockies Palette Waitaki Pinot Gris, 2019 – 42
Nockies Palette Gerogetown Pinot Noir, 2018 – 48
Nockies Palette Waitaki Pinot Noir, 2018 – 75

Charteris –

Museum Release Winter Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2013 – $95
Museum Release Central Otago Pinot Noir, 2014 – $60
Central Otago Pinot Noir, 2021 – $48
Le Fauve Rouge, 2021 – $35

WELLINGTON WINE COUNTRY

It’s tough when your neighbour (Martinborough) is a lead singer who’s always in the limelight. That’s ok, Wairarapa keeps making great pinot, regardless of who’s paying attention. And those in the know understand this pinot’s got all the right stuff. Soft, seductive, delicious… it’s a genuine quiet achiever.

Craggy Range

Craggy Range Martinborough Pinot Noir, 2019 – $25.55
Craggy Range Te Muna Pinot Noir, 2018 – $41.80
Craggy Range Aroha Pinot Noir, 2019 – $124.00

Escarpment –

Escarpment NOIR Pinot Noir, 2019 – $35
Escarpment ‘District Blend’ Pinot Noir, 2018 – $55
Escarpment Kiwa Pinot Noir, 2017 – $75
Escarpment Kupe Pinot Noir, 2018 – $100

Gladstone –

Gladstone Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir, 2019 – $45
Gladstone Vineyard, Dakins Road, Pinot Noir, 2019 – $80
Gladstone Vineyard, Blairpatrick, Pinot Noir, 2018 – $90
The Flying Winemaker Pinot Noir, 2019 – $25

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