Brown Magpie “Single Vineyard” Geelong Pinot Noir 2013


95 from Halliday, 95 from Huon Hooke, Top Wine at the 2014 Boutique Wine Show, also at the same show Best Pinot Noir and Best Red Wine. Also Gold at the 2016 International Cool Climate Wine Show.

Here’s what Huon Hooke had to say back on 12th August 2014, writing for the Sydney Morning Herald:

“A little Geelong winemaker can rightly crow with its pinot scooping the pool. Brown Magpie was the star at this year’s Boutique Wine Awards, winning the trophy for “top wine of show” with its 2013 Single Vineyard Pinot Noir. It’s a name most wine-lovers would not have heard, but the vineyard is in the Geelong region of southern Victoria – a region whose fame with pinot noir is well established…Brown Magpie is near Moriac in the hinterland of the evocatively named Surf Coast…it is genuinely cool viticultural climate. And yes – there are brown-and-white magpies living on the property!

Brown Magpie has been knocking on the door [of the a trophy] for several years, and this is the best wine I’ve seen from them to date. The 20-hectare property was bought by Loretta and Shane Breheny in 1998 and nine hectares planted to predominantly pinot noir…Viticulture is Loretta’s field, the winery Shane’s, although they also employ a highly experienced winemaker in Daniel Greene. Most importantly, this wine also won the trophy for the “best estate-grown and produced wine”. This award is the essence of the competition, which aims to encourage and celebrate small wineries that produce no more than 250 tonnes of grapes a year. It goes to the best wine in the show that’s been produced in the true vigneron manner.”

I’ve got 41 bottles in stock and they can be here in the second week of January if ordered. It’s got plenty of life in it yet. See the promo attached.


David Boxall


ALL SAINTS (Rutherglen)
Rare Muscadelle NV 375ml – 10 btls – $94 – Halliday 98
Rare Muscat NV 375ml – 10 btls – $94 – Halliday 97
Grand Muscadelle NV 375ml – 6 btls – $73 – Halliday 96
Grand Muscat NV 375ml – 10 btls – $73 – Halliday 96
Durif 2015 – 2 btls – $47 – Halliday 93
Sparkling Shiraz NV – 6 btls – $49 – Campbell Mattinson 89

HOLYMAN (Tasmania)
Chardonnay 2016 – 12 btls – $69 – Gary Walsh 96

Riesling 2017 – 12 btls – $59 – Not yet rated
Pinot Noir 2016 – 24 btls – $78 – Huon Hooke 96, Halliday 95, Campbell Mattinson 94
Pinot Noir Gamay 2017 – 12 btls – $69 – Not yet rated
Blanc de Blanc Sparkling 2011 – 6 btls – $69 – Mike Bennie 91

ST LEONARDS (Rutherglen)
Wahgunyah Shiraz 2015 – 1 btl – $63 – Halliday 95

2013 SV PN 2


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