Barolo, Geelong

One of Italy’s most prestigious wine regions often referred to as “the Burgundy of Italy”. The now DOCG status region is renowned for producing some of Italy's finest red wines from 100% Nebbiolo.

The appellation of Barolo is located in the south of the state of Piedmont in the very north-west of Italy. The town of Barolo for which the region is named is located in the Monferrato foothills, which are a set of picturesque rolling hillsides and bordered to the north and west by the Tanaro River. The whole region sits about half-way between the major port of north-west Italy, Genoa to the south-east, and capital city Turin to the north-west. The heart of the Barolo vineyard zone, established in 1896, covers the parishes of Castiglione Falletto, Monforte d’Alba, La Morra, Serralunga d’Alba and Barolo itself, and is supplemented by parts of the townships of Novello, Verduno and Grinzane Cavour, added in 1934 to the official regional classification, and then by Diano d’Alba, Cherasco and Roddi added in 1966.

The wines made are typically fragrant and tannic with a depth of flavour and finesse like no other earning them the coveted title of ‘the King of Wines’ for centuries. Winemaking practices vary within the defined methods that the DOCG allows but there is a distinct modern and traditional divide in preferred styles.

The region has two major soil types - a sandy Tortonian marl producing a softer wine and a Helvetian sandstone clay that is known for a more robust style. The continental climate, with a long summer and late autumn enables the fickle grape to reach the perfect ripeness to create these stunning wines.

Records show that Nebbiolo has been grown in Piedmont since at least the 13th century, though despite this long history and the high quality of the wines it can produce, it is not grown in many other wine regions. For the grape grower and winemaker, making great wine out of Nebbiolo is a balancing act; it naturally possesses an incredibly high amount of acidity, and the thick skins transfer a huge amount of thick, chalky tannins into the wine. Balancing these two elements, as well as enticing out the enchanting ‘tar and roses’ notes from the grapes is the key to good Nebbiolo.
The wine regions surrounding the town of Geelong are varied and diverse, from the subregions of the Surf Coast and Otways to the Bellarine Peninsula and Moorabool Valley.

Historically, Geelong was the largest grape-growing region in Victoria (in the 1800s) and in more recent times has undergone somewhat of a renaissance. In the last few decades, winemakers have been rediscovering the rich soils and a climate that is somewhere (some say halfway) between France's Bordeaux and Burgundy regions.

The region is known for boutique, family owned winegrowers producing quality hand crafted wines, more so than any bigger winery operations. Varietally speaking, Geelong is renowned for its superior Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Whilst these 3 are the staple of most winegrowers and makers, the more adventurous have been known to grow and make Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Merlot and even some of the more left-field types like Primitivo, Gamay, Carmenere and Langrein.
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  1. Shadowfax ‘Minnow’ Grenache Mataro 2020
    Shadowfax winemaker Matt Harrop is looking toward the juicy, spicy wines of southern France with this new project. Blueberries and blood plums are complexed by some cassia bark spice. Violets and some red strap fruits add intrigue. Hints of liquorice ... Learn More
  2. Provenance Ironstone Shiraz 2018
    An attractive deep violet colour in the glass. Lifted fruit aromas of licorice, black olive and allspice speak of vineyard rather than the winemaker’s toolkit. When tasted, powerful fruit flavour matched to medium weight is cut with a fine ... Learn More
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  3. Bannockburn 1314 A.D. Pinot Noir 2019
    For those new to the story, the 1314 is an early-drinking version of Pinot from Bannockburn's Ann's Block--a site that also feeds Bannockburn's Pinot Noir proper. Dark cherry fruit flavours on the medium bodied palate. A vibrant punchy texture with subtle, ... Learn More
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  4. Provenance Geelong Golden Plains Pinot Noir 2018
    2019 Best Value Winery of the Year: James Halliday's Wine Companion, 94 points. "'Scott Ireland is the man behind Provenance, a wine brand based in southern Victoria’s Geelong. Ireland was the winemaker at prominent Geelong district winery, Austin’s of Barrabool, ... Learn More
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    Tyson Stelzer
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  5. Bannockburn 1314 A.D. Pinot Noir 2018
    For those new to the story, the 1314 is an early-drinking version of Pinot from Bannockburn's Ann's Block--a site that also feeds Bannockburn's Pinot Noir proper. Dark cherry fruit flavours on the medium bodied palate. A vibrant punchy texture with subtle, ... Learn More
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  6. Brown Magpie 'Single Vineyard' Pinot Noir 2018
    Another award winning Pinot Noir from boutique 5 star winery, Brown Magpie. WINNER; Best Geelong Pinot Noir, Real Review Panel 2020 A lifted bouquet of spicy, musk, cherries and raspberries. There are now some strong bottle development characters appearing of forest floor ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
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  7. Lethbridge 'Estate' Geelong Pinot Noir 2019
    Semi translucent dark red colour with black tinged edges and a crimson red hue. Fragrant aromatics of subtle violets, dark cherries and strawberries are overlaid by meaty characters, traces of anise and spicy toasted cedar. Forward and generous in style ... Learn More
  8. Bannockburn Shiraz 2017
    Stelvin. Bannockburn's Shiraz is drawn predominately from vines in the south-facing Winery Block (planted in 1990), along with some fruit from the Range Road site (planted in 1974) and some declassified De La Roche. All sites possess soils of mainly volcanic scoria ... Learn More
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  9. Farr Rising Pinot Noir 2017
    The fruit is hand harvested, and then sorted in the vineyard. The fruit is fermented in an open-top fermenter, and an average 60 to 70 per cent of it is destemmed. The wine is placed in 20 to 30 per cent new Allier barrels ... Learn More
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  10. Farr Rising Pinot Noir 2019
    The fruit is hand harvested, and then sorted in the vineyard. The fruit is fermented in an open-top fermenter, and an average 60 to 70 per cent of it is destemmed. The wine is placed in 20 to 30 per cent new Allier barrels ... Learn More
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  11. Provenance Henty Pinot Noir 2018
    This wine displays fruit aromas of black cherry, sage and blueberries. A dusting of clove-like oak completes the bouquet. With flavours true to the promised aromas, a highlight of this wine is its graceful core weight that carries from start ... Learn More
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  12. Provenance Ballarat Pinot Noir 2018
    Fragrant, lifted aromas of wild strawberry, red cherry and spice are matched to a complex earthy bouquet. Red and blue fruit characters across the mid and back palate, are deftly complemented by the integrated fine tannin and acid line. The ... Learn More
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  13. Provenance Geelong Pinot Noir 2018
    A lovely ruby hue, this fine wine displays fruit aromas and flavours of black cherry and cardamom with a woodsmoke input. A wine of inherent power and drive the earthy, foresty flavours are matched to a lovely satin like mouthfeel. ... Learn More
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  14. Provenance Geelong Chardonnay 2019
    Gleaming straw green this fine wine displays fruit aromas and flavours of white fleshed stone fruit and citrus rind. Intense and balanced this wine’s inherent fruit power is matched to laser like acidity making for a precise experience. Beautiful ... Learn More
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  15. Gd Vajra Barbera Freisa 2018
    The wine is inspired by a rare, old curio produced by Carlo - Carlin - Vaira, Aldo’s grandfather, from a vineyard planted with a majority of Barbera and a row of Freisa. It served family and friends with enough ... Learn More
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  16. Gd Vajra Barbera D'Alba 2018
    Totally opaque black dark red core with a bright deep purple red hue. A fragrant nose of ripe, freshly crushed berries combines with hints of violets, subtle liquorice, inky earth and spice scents. Juicy and vibrant the palate is filled ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  17. Bannockburn De La Roche Shiraz 2017
    Stelvin. Planted in 2007, this 0.8-hectare vineyard is littered with volcanic rocks (hence the name) and lies on the plateau above the De La Terre slope—essentially making it a westerly extension of the Serré vineyard. It was originally planted with ... Learn More
  18. Bannockburn De La Terre Pinot Noir 2018
    Stelvin. De La Terre is a beautiful, sloping vineyard that was planted in 2007 to 10,000 vines per hectare. This density is still very rare in an Australian setting, and results in a natural yield of around 500 grams per vine or less ( ... Learn More
  19. Bannockburn Geelong Pinot Noir 2017
    Bannockburn's vision has always been to produce Australian wine of a quality to emulate the great wines of France, in particular the great Burgundies. The nose shows aromas of dark berry fruits, spice and oak. Spicy, savoury, cherry flavours and ... Learn More
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  20. Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2020
    Bannockburn's vision has always been to produce Australian wine of a quality to emulate the great wines of France, in particular the great Burgundies. The nose shows aromas of dark berry fruits, spice and oak. Spicy, savoury, cherry flavours and ... Learn More
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  21. Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2019
    Bannockburn's vision has always been to produce Australian wine of a quality to emulate the great wines of France, in particular the great Burgundies. The nose shows aromas of dark berry fruits, spice and oak. Spicy, savoury, cherry flavours and ... Learn More
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  22. Bannockburn Chardonnay 2020
    Whole bunch pressed, settled overnight and then wild fermented in French oak hogsheads and puncheons (20% new) 10 months on lees, about 60% went through malo-lactic fermentation, no stirring before bottling late January 2020 A core of fresh citrus acids, stone fruits and subtle ... Learn More
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  23. Bannockburn Chardonnay 2019
    Whole bunch pressed, settled overnight and then wild fermented in French oak hogsheads and puncheons (20% new) 10 months on lees, about 60% went through malo-lactic fermentation, no stirring before bottling late January 2020 A core of fresh citrus acids, stone fruits and subtle ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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  24. Bannockburn Chardonnay 2018
    Whole bunch pressed, settled overnight and then wild fermented in French oak hogsheads and puncheons (20%new). 12 months on lees, partial malo-lactic fermentation, no stirring before bottling in January 2019. A core of fresh citrus acids, stone fruits and subtle winemaking inputs ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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  25. Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2017 375ml
    The grapes are selected from very important small vineyards in the Barolo region. The 2017 Barolo Castiglione is a wild, exotic wine. Super-ripe red cherry, kirsch, cinnamon, tobacco, new leather and rose petal all flesh out in this ample, voluptuous Barolo ... Learn More
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  26. Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2018
    Bannockburn's vision has always been to produce Australian wine of a quality to emulate the great wines of France, in particular the great Burgundies. The nose shows aromas of dark berry fruits, spice and oak. Spicy, savoury, cherry flavours and ... Learn More
  27. By Farr Viognier 2019
    Viognier is foot stomped and left for two or more hours on its skins to extract the phenols, flavour and texture. The fruit is then pressed, cooled and put straight into barrel with all solids for a natural fermentation. Gentle ... Learn More
    By Farr Viognier 2019
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  28. Clyde Park	Pinot Noir 2015
    The property was established in 1979 with small plantings of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Further plantings have increased the holding to thirty-five acres under vine. Cherry, strawberry, sweet spices with a whiff of mint/aniseed and orange peel, little bit of ... Learn More
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  29. Bannockburn Vineyards Museum Release 
Chardonnay 2014
    "Hand-picked fruit from our four established Chardonnay vineyards. The grapes were whole-bunch pressed, settled overnight, then wild fermented in 500L French oak puncheons, the wine was left on lees for 2 years. Full malo-lactic fermentation, minimal stirring and no sulphur apart ... Learn More
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  30. By Farr Shiraz 2018
    ‘The Shiraz fruit comes from the original By Farr vineyard, planted in 1994. It lies on a north-facing slope, and the red volcanic soil has a base of limestone with deep-set sandstone. All fruit is hand-picked from the VSP trellising, with 20 ... Learn More
    By Farr Shiraz 2018
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  31. Linnaea Vineyards 'Trifulau' Docg Barolo 2013
    Linnaea Vineyards is not your typical wine producer. Born of the intense passion of Michelle Edwards and Daniel Fischl. Daniel is an Australian born winemaker of the highest acclaim, while Michelle is a Californian Agricultural Scientist of international accolade. These ... Learn More
  32. By Farr ‘Three Oaks’ Chardonnay 2016
    By Farr wines are produced from only estate grown fruit. Each of the wines are from single vineyards. Showing a fleshy, minerally nose with fruit and integrated French oak but almost dominated by the soil characteristics and vintage freshness. The ... Learn More
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  33. Bannockburn S.R.H. Chardonnay 2018
    Stelvin. Followers of Bannockburn will know that S.R.H. comes off the oldest, lowest-yielding Chardonnay vines in the Olive Tree Hill vineyard and is named in recognition of Bannockburn’s founder, Stuart Reginald Hooper. These twelve rows of 45-year-old ... Learn More
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  34. Bannockburn S.R.H. Chardonnay 2016
    Followers of Bannockburn will know that S.R.H. comes off the oldest, lowest-yielding Chardonnay vines in the Olive Tree Hill vineyard and is named in recognition of Bannockburn's founder, Stuart Reginald Hooper. These twelve rows of 40-year-old vines are ... Learn More
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  35. By Farr 'Farrside' Pinot Noir 2018
    Voted #1 out of 23 PInot NOirs from Geelong by critic Huon Hooke. Farrside, with each vintage continues to show more masculinity, structure and savoury components than the other two Pinots. Deep meaty, spicy and mineral are the flavours which continue to ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
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  36. By Farr 'Sangreal' Pinot Noir 2018
    Each year the same descriptive notes come to mind for this wine: seductive, perfumed, seamless balance and moreish. It is a site that wavers very little in more difficult vintages and excels in the great ones—this is the backbone ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
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  37. By Farr Chardonnay 2019
    The wine has a great fruit expression that is well integrated with French oak. The soil characteristics have come through in the style of wine we have today. The palate is fine but firm, with great acidity, texture and length. ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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  38. By Farr 'Farrside' Pinot Noir 2017
    Farrside, with each vintage continues to show more masculinity, structure and savoury components than the other two Pinots. Deep meaty, spicy and mineral are the flavours which continue to evolve Farrside as a site and wine. A balanced array of ... Learn More
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  39. By Farr Shiraz 2015
    Touch of smoke, game meat, stewed cherry-red berry. Really pleasing, warm scents of ripe fruit, judicious spice, inviting a drinker in. Soft textured, sweet with cherry fruitiness, texture like velvet brushed the wrong way, great length of flavour, great depth ... Learn More
    By Farr Shiraz 2015
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