Pimpernel Vineyards

Victoria | Yarra Valley

Our Review

Lilydale-based cardiologist Mark Horrigan's love affair with wine started long before he had heard about either the Yarra Valley or his family's links, centuries ago, to Condrieu, France. He is a direct descendant of the Chapuis family, his ultimate ancestors 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 2001 he and wife Fiona purchased a property in the Yarra Valley 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 Pimpernel's wines is pure Carrodus. Exports to the UK and Singapore.

About

Pimpernel Vineyards is a family business, and the realisation of our long held dream to develop an iconic Yarra Valley vineyard, capable of producing outstanding individual wines. Our philosophy is simple – marry a great site with the best varieties and clones. Dry land cultivation techniques produce intensely flavoured wines which fully express our site and its climate. To ensure the best results viticulture is carried out by hand – cane pruning, shoot thinning, canopy management and selective harvesting allow us to respond optimally to the nuances of each vintage.

Specialities

Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Viognier, Marsanne, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Grenache Blends, Muscat of Alexandria.

Cellar Door

Hours

Tastings via appointment. Please check our winery website for current information.

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Stockist Information

Distribution Information

Please contact the winery, email pimpernelenquiries@gmail.com

International Sales Information

Please contact the winery, email pimpernelenquiries@gmail.com

Stockist

Please contact the winery, email pimpernelenquiries@gmail.com

Details

Rating
Winemaker Damien Archibald, Mark Horrigan
Established 2001
Dozens 3000
Vineyards (area) 6 ha
Opening Hours Fri-Sat & public hols 11-5
Address 6 Hill Road, Coldstream, Vic 3770
Telephone 0457 326 436
Website www.pimpernelvineyards.com.au