|The Lovedale district of Hunter Valley is synonymous with world class Semillon. Resolved to make a transition from mining to wining, the De Iuliis family acquired a grazing property along Lovedale Road and established vines in the early 1990s. De Iuliis»|
|Named for the Chapel district of Lenton in Nottingham, Brae is Scottish for a small hill, which is what the Lenton Brae vineyard is situated on. Fortuitously placed within the very epicenter for superior Margaret River Cabernet, the site was planted after advisement from the proprietors of nearby Moss Wood, with which it shares a similar terroir and microclime. Lenton Brae»|
|Metala was the first ever to win Jimmy Watson Trophy, a significant accolade in the world of wine. Fruit for the White Label is sourced from splendid Langhorne Creek vines which can trace a heritage back to the original plantings of 1891. Metala»|
|Saint Clair continue to deliver Marlborough's most internationally lauded Sauvignon Blanc. The winemaking team are on a perpetual odyssey, to isolate and retain Marlborough's finest harvests, capable of producing wines with intense regionality. Saint Clair»|
|The enthusiastic maritime climes of Martinborough are heaven sent for a style and quality of Sauvignon Blanc to rival the world's finest. Mother nature sets the stage, but ultimately it is the thoughtful viticultural practices of the Palliser Estate team, which ensures a harvest of ripe and intensely flavoured Sauvignon Blanc at every vintage. Palliser Estate»|
|Paringa Estate has established an unassailable repute over the last twenty years as one of the leading small winery vineyards in the country, named Australian Winery of the Year by James Halliday. Paringa Shiraz won a total of six trophies including Best of Show at the 2006 Royal Sydney, sweeping the field with five Gold Medals and five Trophies, including the prestigious Best of Show and Best Shiraz at the 2009 Royal Sydney, as well as Best Shiraz Trophy Royal Melbourne. Paringa Estate»|
|David O'Leary really knows about things Cabernet Sauvignon, having claimed a Jimmy Watson Trophy and twice International Red Wine Maker of the Year. From low yielding vines up to fifty years of age, grown to superior sites within the Armagh Valley and Polish Hill River districts, the O'Leary Walker team create a powerful and complex, exquisitely perfumed and seamlessly layered Cabernet Sauvignon, framed by judicious oak and supported by graceful tannins, reflecting the idyllic growing climes of Valley Clare. OLeary Walker»|
|After several decades of crafting Australia's most memorable vintages, Mike Press is more sanguine than ever that great wine can only come from the finest vineyards. His dedicated hands on approach means that he is personally involved in every stage of the winemaking, from pruning the vines and inspecting grapes, right to plunging the ferments and bottling his finished wine. Mike Press»|
|Stephen Pannell is one of Australia's most decorated winemakers, Jimmy Watson and twice Max Schubert Trophy winner, London International Winemaker of Year and Chairman National Wine Show. He found time in between tours of duty at Wirra Wirra, Tintara and BRL Hardy, to do vintage in Burgundy, at the illustrious Mouton Rothschild and amongst the grand old vines of Barolo. SC Pannell»|
|The top shelf in toothsome and dulcetly fragrant, fruit forward frizzante wines, fashioned for those who know what they like and take their Moscato seriously. Brown Brothers make the best Moscato in the land, their dedicated Muscat vineyards have been trained to deliver harvests of the most luscious fruit. Brown Brothers»|
|The top cut, off a mere four hectares Pinot Noir, eighteen different rootstock and clone, all picked by hand and separately fermented. Parcels are treated to minimalist vinification and the extravagance of a Vaslin Bucher basket press, followed by a year in the finest French oak barriques and three years cellaring before release. Pressing Matters»|
|Mandoon are a Swan Valley operation of great provenance, their homestead vineyard being an ancient block established on the first rural grant in Western Australia, circa 1929 at a property named Sandalford. Always on the lookout for exceptional parcels of fruit, the highly decorated Mandoon team have focused on a northern block of Research Station Vineyard in Margaret River. Mandoon»|
The wines of Pierro are the culmination of passion, innovation, location, climate and time
Pierro are fortunate in that beautiful Willyabrup vineyard is located in what is widely regarded as amongst the finest wine grape growing terrain in the world. Located in the heart of Western Australia's renowned Margaret River wine region, this far flung locality has a viticultural pedigree second to none. The Pierro property on Caves Rd was acquired by estate patriarch Dr Mike Peterkin in 1979. The block was chosen due to its north facing slopes, gravelly loam soils and Willyabrup brook, which flows through the entire property. The first vines were established in September 1980, Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc, Semillon, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc. The big Medoc varietals came later, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc followed in 1988.
As is the case with many premier vineyards elsewhere in the world, the presence of this natural watercourse provides a nourishing life source for the vineyard. It is no coincidence that several of the State's other premier vineyards and wineries are also situated in this gently undulating country by the brook. Couple this with soils ideally suited to the needs of classic varietal grapevines and Pierro found themselves in a viticultural paradise. Amid this marvellous terroir sits Pierro Margaret River Vineyards. Pierro made its first wine in 1979, a Cabernet Sauvignon vintaged from grapes purchased from neighbouring Moss Wood. In the year that followed, the winery and cellar door were built out of rammed earth and local jarrah.
The Willyabrup district of Margaret River is situated in the continent's deep southwest, a relatively young region unsullied by the impact of human population and development. Fresh air, clean seas, unspoiled country and fruitful earth have been simple, priceless qualities here for millennia.
A stable and predictable Mediterranean maritime climate is a vigneron's dream come true, Margaret River has this too. Surrounded by open water on three sides between capes Leeuwin and Naturaliste, the wine region is almost completely free of pollutants and contaminants.
Pierro's history is inextricably aligned with the emergence of Margaret River as one of the great young wine regions of the world. Pierro couldn't be located in a better grape growing or winemaking district if they tried. Year round, the Pierro vines are swept by pure, cool sea breezes, blowing in off the Indian and Southern Oceans. Mild, wet winters and sun splashed summer seasons add to the viticultural equation. Wherever Pierro wines are enjoyed around the world today they invariably impart a tangible trace of their idyllic place of origin, warm southern climes, ancient soils, healthful vines and years of skilled hands on viticulture and winemaking.
For over a quarter of a century, Pierro have striven to fuse these elements to produce superior wines of singular extraction, character and elegance. The quest for heightened quality continues with each passing vintage.