Windy Peak wines are made at our Dixon's Creek winery from carefully selected fruit grown in the Yarra Valley. Textural, elegant flavours of cherry and strawberry.
- VIC - Yarra Valley
"Excellent crimson-purple; black and red cherry join forces with plum to offer a pinot with considerable attitude; one can hardly expect finesse at this price point, but you can have five bob each way: it is designed for early consumption (what else at this price point?), yet its best years are in front of it."
91 Points - James Halliday, James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2015, July 2014
"Savoury nose; some sweet spices and hints of beetroot. Silky smooth plum palate with well-integrated oak and a persistent finish."4 Stars, Winestate, September 2014
"During the past decade or so, the Windy Peak pinot noir has really been the flagbearer for value pinot in Australia. Keeping in mind that this is a sub $15 pinot, it is good to see that the brand is maintaining its quality — made of course, by the De Bortoli family, who make a whole range of pinots. More in the red berry-strawberry spectrum on the nose rather than cherry, there are hints of earthiness on the nose and palate." David Sutherland, Border Mail, July 2014
"Garnet/red brick colour. Earthy scents of moss, mushroom, damp soil highlight this elemental bouquet that's more woodsy than fruity. Forest-like aspects fade in the mouth as the dry and taut taste profile features dried fruits, especially strawberry and bilberry."2014 Ultimate Wine Challenge Tried & True Award - 85 points, June 2014
"...It’s varietal and well-shaped but it lacks both the prettiness and substance of the better releases. It smells woody (not oaky) and tastes of simple red cherries with a gentle overlay of dried, fragrant herbs. It feels good in the mouth – it’s fairly silken – and is well marked by tannin..."88 Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, May 2014
"...Black cherries, poached strawberries and plums, spice and stewed rhubarb. Tannins are ever so slightly astringent and bitter. Plenty of interest and value for a Pinot you’ll often find for couple of dollars less than listed."Jeremy Pringle, Wine Will Eat Itself, May 2014
Winery Tasting Notes
Bright medium red with a garnet edge.
Fragrance and perfume of classic Pinot Noir. Red berries, violets, earthy, forest and herbs.
Textural, elegant flavours of cherry and strawberry. Soft tannins, medium weight, quite a plump style.
Pan roasted free range chicken with aromatic spices (chilli and fennel).
Enjoy now or cellar for the next two to three years.
Medals & Trophies
Gold Medal -2014 Hobart Wine Show
Silver Medal - 2014 AWC Vienna
Silver Medal - 2014 Perth Wine Show
Silver Medal - 2014 San Francisco Wine Competition - USA
Bronze Medal - 2014 Cairns Wine Show
Bronze Medal - 2014 Cowra Wine Show
Bronze Medal - 2014 Decanter Asia Wine Awards
Bronze Medal - 2014 National Capital Wine Show (Canberra)
Bronze Medal - 2014 Riverina Wine Show
2014 Royal Queensland Wine Show
2014 Rutherglen Wine Show