Pimpernel Vineyards

Yarra Valley

Star Rating:


6 Hill Road, Coldstream, Vic 3770
Yarra Valley VIC
0457 326 436
(03) 9817 3787
Opening Hours
W'ends & public hols 11-5
Damien Archibald, Mark Horrigan
6 hectares

James' Review

Lilydale-based cardiologist Mark Horrigans love affair with wine started long before he had heard about either the Yarra Valley or his familys links, centuries ago, to Condrieu, France. He is a direct descendant of the Chapuis family, his ultimate ancestors first buried in the Church of St Etienne in 1377. In a cosmopolitan twist, his father came from a Welsh mining village, but made his way to university and found many things to enjoy, not the least wine. When the family moved to Australia in 1959, wine remained part of everyday life and, as Mark grew up in the 70s, the obsession passed from father to son. In 97, while working at Prince Alfred Hospital (Sydney), Mark was offered a job in Melbourne, and within weeks of arriving had started looking for a likely spot in the Yarra Valley. In 2001 he and wife Fiona purchased the property on which they have built a (second) house, planted a vineyard, and erected a capacious winery designed by WA architect Peter Moran. In the course of doing so they became good friends of near-neighbour the late Dr Bailey Carrodus; some of the delphic labelling of Pimpernels wines is pure Carrodus.

Author: James Halliday

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Chardonnay Viognier Pinot Noir Shiraz

Cellar Door

Sun: 11:00am till 5:00pm Sat: 11:00am till 5:00pm

Other times by appointment

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Distribution Information

Deja Vu Wines NSW/ACT (Head Office): Andrew Cameron - phone: 0412 771 992 - fax: 02 9499 6123 acameron@dejavuwines.com.au VIC: Peter Johns - phone: 0422 005 497 pjohns@dejavuwines.com.au

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5 star

Outstanding winery capable of producing wines of very high quality, and did so this year. Also will usually have at least two wines rated at 94 points or above.

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