"Where we are, is who we are."
Pinot Noir wines
Whisson Lake is the highest commercial vineyard in South Australia. We're located in the Adelaide Hills, on the extreme slope of Mount Carey within the Piccadilly Valley — a vertigo-inducing hillside rising 615m above sea level.
Our east-facing hillside curves and rises so steeply it’s created its own mesoclimate, sunny and warm in some sections, cool and shady in others. That’s how we make entirely distinct Pinot Noirs wines, all grown from the same 15-acre hill.
"I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Whisson Lake is a great Pinot Noir vineyard that deserves to be ranked alongside the best in the country."
~ Max Allen, The Australian Financial Review
Wine Made Without Interference
Our wine is made with traditional Burgundian methods. Small open fermenters, wild ferments, unfiltered, no fining, just a small amount of sulphur added just before bottling (30ppm sulphur only).
We aim always to remember one golden rule (coined by Clarendon Hills’s Roman Bratasiuk in 1995): "In winemaking, have the courage to do nothing."