Tillie J

Victoria | Yarra Valley

Our Review

Mark my words. Tillie Johnston is going to become a great winemaker. She began her career in 2012, one of the vintage crew at Coldstream Hills, and says her love for pinot noir began there. She then spent four of the next eight years ‘gypsying' between the Northern and Southern hemispheres unerringly picking the eyes out of an all-star cast of wineries: Leeuwin Estate, Brokenwood, Cristom (Oregon), Keller (Rheinhessen), Framingham (Marlborough) and Yarra Yering. Since then, she's been Assistant Winemaker at Giant Steps to Steve Flamsteed and Jess Clark. In '19 she was offered the opportunity to buy 2t of grapes from Helen's Hill of whatever variety she chose which was, of course, pinot noir. It came in two parcels: one Pommard and 943, hand-picked, whole bunches and destemmed; the second 777, Selectiv' harvested, 100% whole berries. Seven barriques: one new, six used.


Winemaker Tillie Johnston
Established 2019
Dozens 200
Vineyards (area) N/A
Opening Hours Not
Address 305 68B Gadd Street, Northcote, Vic 3070 (postal)
Telephone 0428 554 311
Website N/A