Bellvale Pinot Grigio 2012 (12 x 750mL), Gippsland, VIC.

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John Ellis planted some of the first grapes ever seen on Long Island NY. He was a fighter pilot and then a commercial pilot, flying out of Europe for many years, which exposed him to the brilliance of French Pinot making, and the love affair and many winemaking awards continue today. His property in Southern Gippsland is peppered with trees dating back to the 1870’s brought to Australia by an English botanist.

VIC - Other Victorian

Winery Tasting Notes

John Ellis welcomes in 2013 with a brand new wine style and more awards under his belt.

John’s newest wine is the Bellvale Pinot Grigio. Planted in 2008 it’s a wine in the northern Italian, rather than French grape style, not often grown in Sth Gippsland, but John felt it was perfectly suited to his cool climate location and it’s five acre vineyard that sits atop a hill looking towards Wilson’s Prom.

He was after a wine with more substance than many he had tried, chasing the elusive character, stone fruit, pear and subtlety. He says this one now shows an aroma and fruit expression and ultimately a freshness that makes it unique to the region.

VIC - Other Victorian
Grape Style
Pinot Grigio / Gris
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

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Established in 1998, Bellvale Wine is a family-owned business run by principal winemaker and viticulturalist, John Ellis. Situated in the lush Tarwin River valley of South Gippsland, the area is acknowledged as one of Australia’s best Pinot-Noir producing regions. This is reflected in Bellvale’s numerous international and national awards over the last decade.The name, Bellvale, is derived from the Ellis family’s rich agricultural heritage, which may be traced back to a farm in Nieuw Amsterdam (the New York area), in the late 1600s. The Bellvale label features two majestic oak trees that grace the centre of its vineyard.

John Ellis spent many years on Long Island, in south-east New York, before emigrating to Australia in the 1980s. His abiding passion for fine wine and viticulture stem from extensive free time spent in Europe during a 25-year career as a commercial pilot. To maintain his interest, John followed several agricultural paths during that time, including planting Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot to supply the first vineyard in the Hamptons in the 1970s. Over time came many trips to Burgundy to hone his knowledge of traditional French winemaking methods and traditional viticulture.

Exposure to Australian wines sparked an interest in terroir down under. What followed was a lengthy period of research and the selection of South Gippsland’s cool climate. John now produces wines that are acknowledged as some of the regions finest - said to be in keeping with the premium producers of the Burgundy region.

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