Biodiversity at Helen’s Hill Estate. Part 1

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
 

Helen’s Hill is dedicated to taking what Mother Nature gave us and putting it in the bottle with minimal handling and processing, and to do that we have to make sure Mother Nature is at her best. Encouraging biodiversity in our vineyard is key to the health of our vines and ultimately […]

By |June 16th, 2015|vineyard|0 Comments

2015 Vintage Report

Finally the weather gods and our hard work renovating the vineyard came together and we can thankfully say that our 2015 vintage will go down in the history pages as a fantastic vintage.

Over the last 6 vintages we have endured heat waves and fires (2009) almost flood conditions (2011) and extraordinarily bad weather during flowering (2014). All of these […]

By |June 1st, 2015|Vintage reports, wine, winemaking|0 Comments

2007 Helen’s Hill Cabernets

It was with a great deal of trepidation that I cracked the top of our 2007 Helen’s Hill Cabernets. We took a bit of punt on this wine when we made it as although the vintage was pretty much perfect for growing Cabernet in the Yarra Valley, fires in Gippsland meant that we had some […]

By |May 25th, 2015|news, Tasting Bench|0 Comments

2014 Ingram Rd Pinot Grigio

As we posted from one of the wine critics, our 2014 Ingram Rd Pinot Grigio is a “summer drinking weapon”.
Loads of fresh fruit on the front and mid palate with a clean finish. (Our Pinot Grigio is only one of three wines that we ferment in stainless steel. The other two being the Ingram Rd […]

By |March 25th, 2015|Tasting Bench|0 Comments

Helen’s Hill Syrah reviews

2014 vintage

James Halliday – October 2016

Deep purple-crimson; destemmed and crushed to small open top stainless steel pots for co-fermentation with 1.24% viognier. After 10 days on skins, was pressed, settled and racked to French barriques (35% new) for 18 months maturation, during which time it was only racked once prior to being readied for bottling. […]

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Helen’s Hill Cabernets reviews

2014 vintage

James Halliday – Published on 01 Aug 2017

“Excellent depth and clarity of crimson-purple colour; a complex, rich and substantial medium to full-bodied wine; black fruits, cedar, earth and warm spices; the tannins are supple, and lengthen the finish and aftertaste. Drink by 2035, 95 points.”

2013 vintage

James Halliday August 2016

“Cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, malbec […]

By |January 1st, 2015|reviews|0 Comments

Helen’s Hill Pinot Noir reviews

2015 vintage

James Halliday Wine Companion Review – October 2016

Star-bright crimson hue; two clones, both old, destemmed but not crushed for whole berry fermentation in open top fermenters with 8-10 days on skins. Pressed, settled and racked to French barriques for 11 months, held on fine lees without racking until racked for bottling. It has a […]

By |January 1st, 2015|reviews|0 Comments

Helen’s Hill Chardonnay reviews

2016 Helen’s Hill Estate Breachley Block Single Vineyard Yarra Valley Chardonnay

James Halliday – Published on 01 Aug 2017

“Hand-picked, three clones, wild-fermented in French oak (28% new); 10mth maturation. A fragrant bouquet and perfectly poised palate, with grapefruit and minerally acidity the drivers of a long, lingering finish and fresh aftertaste. Drink by 2028, 95 points.”

Gary […]

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Ingram Road Pinot Noir reviews

2015 vintage

Melbourne International Wine Competition  – 2016 silver medal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Huon Hooke – 12/8/2016. The Real Review

Good depth and hue of colour, the wine sweetly ripe and clean, fragrant and attractive in bouquet and flavour. The palate has weight and depth, good soft tannins in abundance, and charmingly aromatic red cherry and floral nuances. It’s fairly plain […]

By |January 1st, 2015|reviews|0 Comments

Ingram Road Chardonnay reviews

2016 vintage

Gary Walsh – Wine Front – Published 07 Aug 2017

“Formerly listed as Ingram Rd here, but seems to be the full name now, though I’ll stick with our standard. It’s the sort of thing that annoys CM intensely. Juicy flavoursome chardonnay with a bit of restraint. Peach, citrus and sawn wood and cashew. Decent […]

By |January 1st, 2015|reviews|0 Comments