Pinot Heaven in Sydney – 20th June 2015

Pinot HeavenWe love to support local businesses at The Wine Wankers, and when this business offers to pop open close to 100 Pinot Noirs for us to taste; well this is difficult to ignore.

Bellevue Hill Bottle Shop is a favorite hunting ground for us, there is nothing quite like finding an unusual bottle hidden in the back that you haven’t tasted before. Most of us have a weakness for something, shoes, chocolate, clothes, however it’s wine that gets us excited every time.

Small independent stores like this face increasing competition from large chain stores, and we think supporting them is essential to ensure we get access to unique experiences like this.

Pinot PanoramaFor this annual event the guys from Bellevue Hills have created a real point of difference by allowing would be customers the opportunity to taste an amazing range of Pinot Noir. Adding depth to the variety of wines on offer also presents the customer with an experience that is quite unique, tasting French, German, Australian and Kiwi Pinot Noir side by side, cracking idea.

So why Pinot Noir? We posed this question to the guys “Pinot Noir is the best grape variety in the world, the grape is so magical and intriguing it has been fascinating wine makers for centuries. In fact it has been around since Roman times making it 1,000 years older that Cabernet Sauvignon”. Fair enough, we’re convinced.

So what is on offer you ask? Well the list for this year is a work in progress, however here is a list of what was tasted last year as an indication.

Auntsfield Single Vineyard Pinot Noir
Blauburgunder Pinot Noir
Waipara Hills Pinot Noir
Tertini Pinot Noir
Bathe Pinot Noir
Wimbairi Pinot Noir
Spinning Top Pinot Noir
Pinto Pinot Noir
Merricks Estate Pinot Noir
Bertrand Pinot Noir
Clos Henri Pinot Noir
Toolangi Pinot Noir
Francois Labet Ile de Beaute Corsican
Drumsara Pinot Noir
Marina Pinot Noir
Stable Hill Pinot Noir
Wild Rock – Cupids Arrow Pinot Noir
Wild Earth Pinot Noir (2 vintages)
Murdoch Hill Pinot Noir
Sutherlands Creek Pinot Noir
Eradus Pinot Noir
Rowsley Fault Pinot Noir
Silverwood Estate Pinot Noir
Seville Hill Pinot Noir
del Rios Pinot Noir
Maude Pinot Noir
Bass Phillip ‘Crown Prince’ Pinot Noir
Eden Road – The Long Road Pinot Noir
Eden Road – Tumbarumba Pinot Noir
Witness Point Pinot Noir
Momo Pinot Noir
Roaring Meg Pinot Noir
Tamar Ridge Pinot Noir
Stonier Pinot Noir
Philip Shaw – The Wire Walker Pinot Noir
Rockburn Ten Barrels Pinot Noir
Terra Sancta Mysterious Pinot Noir
Apsley Gorge Pinot Noir
Lillian Pinot Noir
Castle Rock Pinot Noir
Delamere Pinot Noir
Shelter Bay Pinot Noir
Cannibal Creek Pinot Noir
Caledonia Australis Pinot Noir
Escarpment – Te Rehua Pinot Noir
Giant Steps – Sexton Vineyard Pinot Noir
Super Nanny Pinot Noir
Quartz Reef Pinot Noir
Red Claw Pinot Noir
Yabby Lake Single Vineyard Pinot Noir
Scotchmans Hill Pinot Noir
Tolpuddle Pinot Noir
Centennial Vineyards House Block Pinot Noir
Centennial Vineyards Single Vineyard Pinot Noir
Mayfield Pinot Noir
Giesen Pinot Noir
Miceli “Lucy’s Choice” Pinot Noir (2 vintages)
Last Horizon Pinot Noir
Essenze Pinot Noir
Italo Cescon Pinot Noir
Wickhams Road Pinot Noir
Hoddles Creek Pinot Noir
Ata Rangi McCrone Vineyard Pinot Noir
Ha Ha Pinot Noir
Tarrawarra Pinot Noir
Valli Pinot Noir
Chalkers Crossing Pinot Noir
Farr Rising Pinot Noir
Ocean Eight Pinot Noir
Mt Difficulty Pinot Noir
Springvale Melrose Pinot Noir
Saint Clair Pioneer Block Pinot Noir
5 Blind Mice – The Composition Pinot Noir
Byron Pinot Noir
La Crema Pinot Noir
Portsea Estate Pinot Noir
Yarra Yering Pinot Noir
Domaine Cornu Cote de Nuits-Villages Pinot Noir
Domaine Cornue Bourgogne Passetoutgrain Pinot Noir
Warramate Pinot Noir
Urlar Pinot Noir
Mischief & Mayhem Pinot Noir
Lock & Key Pinot Noir
Reilly’s Pinot Noir
Coppabella Pinot Noir
Coppabella Crest Pinot Noir
Grasshopper Rock Pinot Noir
Dalrymple Single Site Block CV90 Pinot Noir
William Downie Gippsland No SO2 Pinot Noir
Opawa Pinot Noir
Nuiton Beaunoy Hautes-Cotes de Baeune Pinot Noir
Highfield Pinot Noir
Massoni Pinot Noir
Montara Chalambar Road Pinot Noir
Muddy Water Pinot Noir
Hanging Rock Pinot Noir
Benovia Pinot Noir
Landmark Grand Detour Pinot Noir
Pooley Estate Pinot Noir
Cork Cutters Pinot Noir
White Label Pinot Noir
Le Gris de noir Pinot Noir
La Storia Rosa Pinot Noir
Stonier Reseve Pinot Noir

So if you are in Sydney don’t miss out on this opportunity, this only happens once a year. The fun starts at 2:00pm on Saturday the 20th of June 2015. We will be there!

Bellevue Hill Bottle Shop, 100b Bellevue Hill Road, Bellevue Hill.

Author: Neal (The Wine Wankers)

Disclosure: The Wine Wankers are in partnership with Bellevue Hill Bottle Shop for this campaign.

Update: Here is the current list of what is being tasted on Saturday.

1. Kate Hill Pinot 2011 Australia – Tasmania
2. Folium 2013 New Zealand – Marlborough
3. Neiss Spätburgunder ‘Vogelsang’ 2012 Germany – Pfalz
4. Passing Clouds ‘Fools On The Hill’ 2013 Australia – Macedon Ranges, Victoria
5. Lightfoot & Sons Myrtle Pinot Noir 2014 Australia – Gippsland, Victoria
6. Francois Lumpp Givry Premier Cru 2012 France – Burgundy
7. Mouton Noir Lieu Dit 2011 USA – Willamette Valley, Oregan
8. Le Fou “The Madman” Pinot Noir 2013 France – Languedoc
9. Rabbit Ranch 2013 New Zealand – Central Otago
10. Ha Ha 2014 New Zealand – Marlborough
11. Paddy Borthwick – Paper Road 2014 New Zealand – Wairarapa
12. Paddy Borthwick – Estate 2011 New Zealand – Wairarapa
13. Mosswood 2012 Australia – Margaret River, Western Australia
14. Oceans Eight 2012 Australia – Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
15. Carrick Estate 2012 New Zealand – Bannockburn, Central Otago
16. Carrick Unravelled 2013 New Zealand – Bannockburn, Central Otago
17. Cloudy Bay Te Wahi 2011 New Zealand – Central Otago
18. Cloudy Bay 2012 New Zealand – Marlborough
19. McCorkindale Estate 2011 New Zealand – Central Otago
20. Parent Bourgogne Rouge 2011 France – Burgundy
21. Satyr 2013 New Zealand – Hawkes Bay
22. Satry – Foothills 2013 New Zealand – Hawkes Bay
23. Curly Flat Estate 2012 Australia – Macedon Ranges, Victoria
24. William’s Crossing (Curly Flat) 2012 Australia – Macedon Ranges, Victoria
25. Giaconda 2013 Australia – Beachworth, Victoria
26. Oakridge 864 2013 Australia – Yarra Valley, Victoria
27. Levantine Hill 2013 Australia – Yarra Valley, Victoria
28. Whisson Lake White Label 2011 Australia – Piccadilly Valley, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
29. Whisson Lake La Storia Rosa 2011 Australia – Piccadilly Valley, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
30. Cork Cutters 2014 Australia – Adelaide Hill, South Australia
31. The Single Vineyard Phaeton 2013 Australia – Piccadilly Valley, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
32. Domaine Roy Savigny-Les-Beaune 2010 France – Burgundy
33. Pierre Janny Blagny 1er Cru 2010 France – Burgundy
34. Pierre Janny Volnay 1er Cru 2010 France – Burgundy
35. Clos de la Marjolaine Savigny Les Beaune 2010 France – Burgundy
36. Kooyong Massale 2013 Australia – Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
37. Pooley Pinot Noir 2013 Australia – Coal River, Tasmania
38. Denis Pommier 2010 France – Poinchy, Burgundy
39. Lucien Muzard & Fils Bourgogne 2012 France – Burgundy
40. Philippe Collotte Fixin 2012 France – Marsannay, Burgundy
41. Rowsley Fault Sutherlands Creek Pinot Noir 2011 Australia – Geelong, Victoria
42. Mt Difficulty Roaring Meg 2013 New Zealand – Central Otago
43. Bream Creek Pinot Noir 2011 Australia – Tasmania
44. Lethbridge Estate Pinot Noir 2012 Australia
45. Misha’s The High Note Pinot Noir 2009 New Zealand – Central Otago
46. Tomich Icons of Woodside Pinot Noir 2012 Australia – Adelaide Hills, South Australia
47. Seresin Leah Pinot Noir 2012 New Zealand – Marlborough
48. Bass Phillip Crown Prince Pinot Noir 2012 Australia – Gippsland, Victoria
49. Nevis Bluff 2010 New Zealand – Central Otago
50. Bliss 2010 USA – Mendocino, California
51. Mount Gisborne 2009 Australia – Gisborne, Victoria
52. La Crema 2012 USA – Monterey, California
53. Providence ‘Miguet’ 2009 Australia – Tasmania
54. Underwood 2013 USA – Oregon
55. Felton Road 2014 New Zealand – Central Otago
56. Shaw & Smith 2013 Australia – Adelaide Hills, South Australia
57. Nanny Goat 2014 New Zealand – Central Otago
58. The Sticks 2013 Australia – Yarra Valley, Victoria
59. Red Claw 2014 Australia – Morning Peninsula, Victoria
60. Grosset 2012 Australia – Adelaide Hills, South Australia
61. Cannibal Creek Australia – West Gippsland, Victoria
62. Clyde Park Locale 2013 Australia – Geelong, Victoria
63. Nals Margreid ‘Mazzon’ Alto Adige DOC 2011 Italy – South Tyrol Nalles
64. Dexter 2013 Australia – Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
65. Trentham Estate 2014 Australia – Murray Darling, Victoria
66. 6Ft6 2013 Australia – Geelong, Victoria
67. Merricks Estate 2009 Australia – Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
68. Henri de Villamont Bourgogne 2012 France – Burgundy
69. Joseph Cattin 2010 France – Steinbach, Alsace
70. Oakridge Willowlake Vineyard 2013 Australia – Yarra Valley, Victoria
71. Oakridge Lusatia Park Vineyard 2013 Australia – Yarra Valley, Victoria
72. The Wire Walker 2014 Australia – Orange, NSW
73. Murdoch Hill 2014 Australia – Adelaide Hill, South Australia
74. Eradus 2013 New Zealand – Marlborough
75. Wild Earth Estate 2011 New Zealand – Central Otago
76. Tarrawarra Estate 2013 Australia – Yarra Valley, Victoria
77. Faiveley Mercurey ‘Clos Du Roy’ 2012 France – Burgundy
78. Fromm La Strada 2011 New Zealand – Marlborough


  1. What a grand selection, I wouldn’t know where to start. I love the name of the store! I grew up in a small town in Washington State called Bellevue. Of course, now it isn’t so small any more, but still holds interesting memories.


  2. A great local business worthy of support is a new online store, they source most of their wine from small scale wineries with some likely labels thrown in for good measure, good prices too!


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