Home Hill Wines Estate Pinot Noir 2016 – Australia

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Located in the picturesque Huon Valley, Home Hill Winery grows a variety of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sylvaner grapes in a climate similar to that of the Bordeaux of France. With over 6 hectares of vines, 80% pinot, just under 20% chardonnay and the remainder sylvaner, our maritime climate and rainfall result in superior grapes which allow us to produce superior wines.

Rosemary and Terry Bennett, the proprietors of Home Hill, look down on the vineyard from their home, pinch themselves, and wonder how their relaxing hobby farm of six rows of vines has turned into an award-winning vineyard that produces some of Australia’s top quality Pinot Noir.

Apples were once produced on the site, along with memories of the years gone by when their three young children were placed in bulk bins to entertain themselves while they harvested their crops of apples.

Home Hill is very much a family owned and run business with youngest son Sean, the Vineyard Manager, assisting Terry with the careful planning and assiduous cropping levels of the 6 hectare vineyard. Daughter Kelly manages the Wine Club, among a long list of duties and demands.  Rosemary’s sister Gail is the Office & Function Manager and her niece Prue is the PR & Marketing Manager.
The family members make a great team and love to share the beautiful property with visitors from all around the world. They consider Home Hill to be the perfect place to celebrate the good things in life including fine wine, food and friendships.
Tasting Notes: This Pinot Noir features blueberries and strawberries on the palate, coupled with floral notes of rose petals and dried lavender, and sweet aniseed spice. The 2016 season was relatively warm and dry, resulting in wines with great intensity, purity of fruit and supple tannins. The Huon Valley’s natural cool climate ensured a delicious balance of fine, linear activity and the ripe, cherry flavours of a warm season.