Situated in the heart of the Yarra Valley is the prestigious Pimpernel Vineyards winery. Mark and Fiona Horrigan, the founders and owners of the winery, have been guided by one principle from the outset; extraordinary wine comes only from exceptional fruit.
With this as its underpinning philosophy, Pimpernel Vineyards is inspired by the great wineries and traditions of France, and adheres to old-world viticultural and winemaking practices. The entire vineyard is dry-grown and completely hand-tendered by vineyard manager and head winemaker, Damien Archibald, and his team.
Despite having just six hectares under vine, Pimpernel Vineyards conducts more than 50 separate small batch fermentations per year. This ensures the unique character of each ferment is captured, and that a vast array of base components can be assembled to create a complete wine of elegance and complexity.
Pimpernel Vineyards produces classic Yarra Valley wines including chardonnay, shiraz and pinot noir, as well as some less common varieties such as chenin blanc, viognier, fortified muscat, and one of Australia’s top-rated GSM blends.
Guests are invited to enjoy an intimate and unique cellar door experience at Pimpernel Vineyards; taking a hands-on approach, a member of the Horrigan family, or one of the Pimpernel Vineyards winemakers, will directly serve guests. Enjoy a generous array of wines while listening to first-hand stories about why each wine is so special.
Pimpernel Vineyards has created an exclusive two-tiered wine club – The Pimpernel Society – for its valued customers. It entitles members to generous discounts, preferential access to new and limited release wines, and priority invitation to Pimpernel Vineyard tastings and release events. With a 5-star rating in James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion, this is one membership worth taking advantage
⇐ 2016 Chardonnay
The 2016 Chardonnay is inspired by the great white wines of the Côte de Beaune. Dry-land farming produces excellent natural acidity, which allows the luxury of complete maloatic conversion and gives the wine a lovely richness. This chardonnay is fruit-expressive, structurally complex and textural.
⇐ 2016 Pinot Noir One
Pimpernel Vineyards’ flagship pinot noir is one of five that the winery produces. Pinot Noir One is the purest representation of Pimpernel terroir. Pursuing an elegant style, minimal intervention winemaking produces a wine with bold fruit expression, poise and finesse.
⇐ 2016 Viognier
This wine is inspired by the classic wines of Condrieu. The aromatics are reminiscent of the French wine with spicy notes and a complex, layered palate. Full and textural, the wine displays characters of apricots, peach and cinnamon spiced poached pear.
⇐ 2015 GSM2
This medium-purple wine is a classic Côte du Rhône blend with minimal addition of co-fermented muscat of alexandria. This highly acclaimed wine demonstrates the Yarra Valley potential for producing rich and luscious Rhône-style varieties.
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