Bogong Estate

Victoria | Alpine Valleys

Our Review

Bill Tynan and family began the establishment of their vineyard in 1997, having chosen to focus exclusively on pinot noir for its site suitability and versatility for red wines, sparkling and rose. Clones D5V12, MV6, Burgundian 114 and 115 are grown in separate blocks with variations in soil, altitude and micro-climate characteristics. The wines are fermented in numerous small open fermenters, mainly using wild yeasts for added complexity, and all batches are basket-pressed. The estate takes its name from Victoria's highest peak, Mt Bogong, meaning ‘big fella', which provides a spectacular view framing the vineyard. Wines are released under two labels: the more complex Bogong Estate, and everyday drinking wines under pinotnoir.com.au.

About

Our philosophy at Bogong Estate is to produce one grape variety of quality but also commercially viable quantities. So not deterred by its inherent fastidiousness, we chose pinot noir for its site suitability; versatility for sparkling, rose and reds and of course, passion of the winemaker. Like many boutiques, the vineyard is a family affair, as much a home and retreat as a business. Bill left corporate accounting (only missed on pay days!) prompted in part by the death of our sister Rose aged twenty from cancer. The sequelae has been life affirming incredibly hard work shadowed by plagues of frosts, fires and gluts but in a setting of incredible natural beauty and precious family time.
Bill’s partner Helen, is an architect specialising in energy efficient designs and father Don, a retired vet and theology graduate, have both contributed immensely. Business partner and sister Kate, has a background in science and public health is marketing manager and assistant winemaker in transition to her next career.
For those wanting a vineyard experience without the ‘sea change’ we have ‘The Pinot Program’: Blend your own pinot from a variety of clones and ferment styles. Visit us ‘the pinot people’ on our website.

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Details

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Winemaker Bill and Kate Tynan
Established 1997
Dozens 1500
Vineyards (area) 10 ha
Opening Hours 7 days 11-5
Address Cnr Mountain Creek Road/Damms Road, Mt Beauty, Vic 3699
Telephone 0419 567 588
Website www.pinotnoir.com.au