'The bricking colour is an indication of the heavy use of stems in a relatively young pinot noir, and the perfume is compelling for its undergrowth complexity, while the new oak that is in use, is devoured in totality; the palate is super fine and lacy, with slippery silky tannins and fresh acidity dragging the finish out to a peacocks tail of flavour; this style looks older than it is, but will remain in this state for a considerable time to come. 100 dozen made.' 95 points, James Halliday, Wine Companion
Victoria’s first commercial wine was produced in Geelong by Swiss immigrants in 1845. During the mid- 1800’s Geelong was the largest grape-growing region in Victoria with 400 hectares under vine. When phylloxera struck in the 1870s however, the vines were decimated and it was not until the late 1960’s that the area’s vineyards were re-established. Located about 80 km southwest of Melbourne, Geelong has a cool maritime climate with low rainfall and prevalent cool blustery winds that affect flowering and Franceuit set. Soils are diverse, mostly volcanic over limestone with some lesser quality black soils. The region is dotted primarily with family owned wineries producing small quantities of high quality Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz & Cabernet Sauvignon.