The late Stuart Hooper established Bannockburn in 1974. Located just northwest of Geelong, the winery is one of Australia's leading Pinot Noir and Chardonnay producers. Bannockburn’s Pinot Noir clone was brought out as part of the James Busby collection, originally planted in the Botanical Gardens in Sydney and sourced from Clos Vougeot. Indeed, the vines look remarkably similar to their Burgundian antecedents. All of Bannockburn’s wines are made from estate-grown fruit. The dry-grown vineyard area spans 27 ha across 3 separate sites. Organic viticulture is practiced and together with a philosophy of low intervention winemaking, ensures each wine in the range expresses a distinct sense of regional identity and place.