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View details Pitchfork Margaret River Shiraz
$ 16.99 Pitchfork Margaret River Shiraz
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Shiraz / Margaret River / WesternAustralia
A long and impressive history of the most memorable West Australian vintages, including tenures at the eminent Madfish and Howard Park, contributed to the success of Hay Shed Hill. The site itself is fortuitously positioned at the heart of Willyabrup, amongst some of the most renowned estates, where the first vines were planted and the great tradition of Margaret River was born. Pitchfork is an immediately approachable, generously proportioned Shiraz with light oak and gentle tannins, bearing the inimitable stamp of Margaret River.
 
View details Pitchfork Margaret River Semillon Sauvignon
$ 16.99 Pitchfork Margaret River Semillon Sauvignon
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SauvBlanc Semillon / Margaret River / WesternAustralia
Established circa 1973, Hay Shed Hill are on a mission to produce world class wines which faithfully represent the propitious endowments of Margaret River. Fashioned to an exuberently fruit driven, completely unoaked drink now style, Pitchfork is a congenial accord of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Completely in tune with contemporary trends of relaxed everyday enjoyment and convivial accompaniement to a wide range of foods, Pitchfork is long and lingering with a tight acidic backbone before a clean dry finish.
 
View details Pitchfork Margaret River Pink
$ 16.99 Pitchfork Margaret River Pink
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/ Margaret River / WesternAustralia
 
View details Pitchfork Margaret River Moscato
$ 16.99 Pitchfork Margaret River Moscato
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Muscat Riesling / Margaret River / WesternAustralia
 
View details Pitchfork Margaret River Chardonnay
$ 16.99 Pitchfork Margaret River Chardonnay
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Chardonnay / Margaret River / WesternAustralia
Margaret River enjoys a Mediterranean climate with cool winters and good rainfall, followed by dry, moderate summers, ideal conditions for wine growing. The auspicious climes afford grapes an opportunity to remain on vine for full development of all the bold regional perfumes and flavours which characterize Margaret River Chardonnay. The team at Pitchfork choose to preserve the exquisite freshness of fruit, by crafting an unoaked wine that speaks of its provenance and is articulate of truly world class Chardonnay.
 
View details Pitchfork Margaret River Cabernet Merlot
$ 16.99 Pitchfork Margaret River Cabernet Merlot
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CabernetSauv Merlot / Margaret River / WesternAustralia
The signature red wine style of Margaret River, from one of the region's most opportune microclimes. Cabernet Sauvignon for sound structure and good flavour, rich dark berry fruit character and aromatic complexity, is backed by firm varietal tannins. The Willyabrup district is home to Margaret River's most distinguished estates, it delivers a quality of Cabernet that's unmatched anywhere else in Australia. The inclusion of Merlot adds wonderful mid palate fleshiness, achieving a sweet fruit centre and exquiste early drinkability to the wine.
 
View details Hay Shed Hill White Label Hill Malbec
$ 24.99 Hay Shed Hill White Label Hill Malbec
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Malbec / Margaret River / WesternAustralia
Malbec loves the prevailing maritime climes of the west coast, yielding an amazing quality of wine with vibrant fruit character and the most affable tannins. Grapes are picked by hand and open fermented with a component of whole bunch inclusions, hand plunged for up to a fortnight in one and two tonne open fermenters, gently pressed for completion of ferments into French oak barriques for twelve to fifteen months maturation. A wine of suppleness and finesse, its brooding perfumes presage a palate that fills the mouth with serious weight of opaque fruit.
 
View details Hay Shed Hill Shiraz Tempranillo
$ 18.99 Hay Shed Hill Shiraz Tempranillo
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Shiraz Tempranillo / Margaret River / WesternAustralia
Mostly Shiraz with a cogent proportion of the torrid Tempranillo, bunches are de stemmed and separately vinified in open vessels, treated to extensive pumpovers and cap management for optimal extractions, pressed off skins and sent to a mix of seasoned and new French oak barriques for fifteen months before assembling into the finished wine. Violets and milled spice notes of Shiraz, deep plum flavours and a peppery edge to the fleshy fruit sweet palate, Tempranillo brings savouryness and an animate tannin structure.
 
View details Hay Shed Hill Semillon Sauvignon
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SauvBlanc Semillon / Margaret River / WesternAustralia
 
View details Hay Shed Hill Pinot Rose
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PinotNoir / Margaret River / WesternAustralia
 
View details Hay Shed Hill Chardonnay
$ 23.99 Hay Shed Hill Chardonnay
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Chardonnay / Margaret River / WesternAustralia
Modern wines from old vines. Hay Shed Hill Vineyard was planted to vine in 1973, right at the heart of the acclaimed Willyabrup triangle at Margaret River, during the early pioneer days of local viticulture. Hay Shed Hill can now boast of fully mature vines, yielding small amounts of noble varietal grapes which have established the reputation of Margaret River as a world class winegrowing region. Vinified to world's best practice, the Chardonnay of Hay Shed is characterful and charming, resonating with the essence of a truly wonderful site.
 
View details Hay Shed Hill Cabernet Sauvignon
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CabernetSauv / Margaret River / WesternAustralia
Hay Shed Hill is a mature old vineyard at the heart of Willyabrup Valley, the premier sub region where Margaret River's first vines were planted and the great local traditions of Cabernet Sauvignon established. The mission is to produce world class wines which reflect the place of origin, wines of depth and flavour that are true to the season and mesoclime. The vines were originally planted right, the right varieties on the right slopes to the right soils. Cabernet grown to the Hay Shed Hill property rank alongside the most splendid editions of Margaret River.
 
View details Hay Shed Hill Cabernet Merlot
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CabernetSauv Merlot CabernetFranc / Margaret River / WesternAustralia
Dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon with a fifth of Merlot off the Hay Shed Hill estate vineyard on Harmans Mill Road at Wilyabrup. Grapes are all de stemmed into open topped fermenters for a traditional course of hand pumpovers on skins, followed by a year's French oak maturation. Blooming with intense berry fruits, cassis and chocolate mint notes over bramble and cedar oak. In well defined Margaret River Cab Merlot styling, an indulgent array of ripe, juicy blue fruit flavours over a fine length of melt in the mouth, carob tannins.
 
View details Hay Shed Hill Block 6 Chardonnay
$ 33.99 Hay Shed Hill Block 6 Chardonnay
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Chardonnay / Margaret River / WesternAustralia
Established 1975 to Gin Gin Mendoza clone Chardonnay, Block 6 is a steep south facing slope of reduced sunlight in the heart of Wilyabrup Valley. The precious dry grown vines yield a meagre harvest of distinctive, refined minerality. The purest free run juices are treated to vinification in a high proportion of French oak barriques and ten months maturation. Pears and apple dominate, suppleness of struck match, the savouryness of flint, the intense palate depth of old vines fruit contributes penetrating, mouth filling flavours and texturally refined, satin richness.
 
View details Hay Shed Hill Block 2 Cabernet Sauvignon
$ 44.99 Hay Shed Hill Block 2 Cabernet Sauvignon
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CabernetSauv / Margaret River / WesternAustralia
Block 2 was planted to the renowned Houghton clone of Cabernet on a steep northerly slope of optimal sunlight in the early 1970s. The old, dry grown vines have sunk deep roots into the gravelly loam soils and yield a harvest of superlative fruit with each vintage. Grapes are de stemmed into open top fermenters, treated to hand pumpovers and maceration on skins for optimal extraction, followed by eighteen months maturation in French oak barriques. A voluminous palate, substantial by Margaret River standards, driven by fleshy dark fruit and underpinned by the ripest tannins.
 
View details Hay Shed Hill Block 1 Semillon Sauvignon
$ 26.99 Hay Shed Hill Block 1 Semillon Sauvignon
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SauvBlanc Semillon / Margaret River / WesternAustralia
Block 1 is a steep gravelly slope of old, dry grown Semillon Sauvignon vines, amongst the first ever planted in Margaret River, yielding a very small crop of the most articulate Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc with a depth of flavour and intensity rarely seen. Only the purest free run juice are treated to a rich course of barrel ferments in seasoned French oak, followed by a term of eight months maturation. Lemony mineral, mesmerizingly complex with underlying toastyness, an amazing palate extension of gooseberries and lychee lingering to a clean ultra dry finish.
 
Hay Shed Hill is a classic old vineyard in the heart of the Willyabrup Valley, where the region’s first vines were planted and the great tradition of Margaret River wine began

The Hay Shed Hill property was a group settlement farm for returned soldiers from the 1st World War and was originally established as a diary farm. The current homestead, considerably renovated, still has much of the original Group Settlement look and feel. Vines were first planted in 1973 to the varieties which have put Margaret River on the wine map; Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. The property was known as Sussex Vale until 1989 when it was bought by Barry & Liz Morrison. The Morrison’s were instrumental in establishing what you see today, managing to turn a fairly run down farm with a few vines into a quality grape producer with nearly 18 ha of vines. The place was planted right, the right varieties on the right slopes with the right soils. The winemakers today enjoy the advantage of working with truly mature vines.

 Hay Shed Hill

As the old hay shed from the dairy days was a local landmark, the Morrison’s used this to create the new name for the property, Hay Shed Hill. Tools found in the hay shed provided them with the inspiration for Hay Shed’s sister label – Pitchfork Wines. In 1992 the winery was redesigned by a local architect to complement the existing house and hay shed. The effect is a visually stunning structure, which complements the existing buildings and is both striking and charming when viewed upon approach to the winery.

The Morrison’s owned the property for 11 years until 2000 when they sold to a wine investment group based in New South Wales. In 2002 the property and business was sold to Australian Wine Holdings Limited. The current winemakers bought back the farm in late 2006 and began the revival of this great vineyard and wine brand commencing with major vineyard investment and the re-design and renewal of the wine branding and labels.

Michael Kerrigan, formally the Chief Winemaker of Howard Park and MadFish Wines for the previous 12 years and a small group of partners took over the Hay Shed Hill vineyard and brands just before Christmas 2006. He was familiar with the Hay Shed Hill vineyard and its potential. He could not pass up an opportunity to be part of such an exciting winery that is producing Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon wines as good as or better than any wine producer in Margaret River – and that means world class wine.

 Hay Shed Hill

Hay Shed Hill vineyard has the mission of producing world class wines that reflect the place of their origin; wines of depth and flavour that are true to region and true to the vineyard. Small, old, hands-on vineyards and wineries like Hay Shed Hill need to be owned and run by winemakers and grape growers; people who are attached to the land and the place and wish to express its character through the wine. In the end corporations shouldn’t run boutique wine businesses.

What makes a good vineyard? If you want to make good wine you need to start with good fruit from a good vineyard. Winemakers have bought back the farm. A good vineyard has all the attributes of regional climate, in Hay Shed Hill's case the kind maritime conditions of the southwest Cape of Western Australia with its mild temperatures and dry summers – remarkably similar to the conditions of Bordeaux. Good soil, well drained gravelly loams. But most important are the individual site characteristics which have a major influence on the weather and local climate experienced by the vines. The Hay Shed Hill site is hilly with wonderful north facing slopes giving maximum sun light to the Cabernet Sauvignon and south facing slopes reducing the heat load on the Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. The property is an outstanding site combining the attributes of fully mature vines with distinctive soil type and the mild weather conditions of the area to produce some of the best fruit from the region. The right varieties planted to the right slopes.

The Hay Shed Hill Block Series of wines are made from single parcels of fruit from designated blocks selected as the best grapes on the property, with hand crafted care in the winery these wines are a fine interpretation of an outstanding site. These wines showcase the best of the vineyard. Old vines, modern wines. The Pitchfork Series in slightly more modern styling. Wines complement life's experiences, clean and bright expressing the quality of the fruit not secondary influences of fermentation, oak and other processing gimmicks. The modern Australian food and lifestyle needs modern Australian wine - there is no better source of modern Australian wine than off an old Australian vineyard.

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