Bindi Winery

‘Bindi’, 50 kilometers north-west of Melbourne in the Macedon Ranges, is the family property of the Dhillon family. Originally purchased in the 1950s as part of the larger grazing farm ‘Bundaleer’, ‘Bindi’ is a 170 hectare farm of which 6 hectares are planted to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Fifteen hectares are dedicated to managed plantation eucalypts for high grade furniture timber whilst the remainder of the land is maintained as remnant bush land and important indigenous grasslands.
 
The Bindi vineyard is the fundamental focus of our endeavors. Our vineyard and winemaking philosophy is to seek balance and purity in the expression of our various individual vineyard sites and this philosophy is applied to farming and conservation at ‘Bindi’; the preservation of the natural harmony.
 
Featured on the Bindi label is Kostas Rind (1909 - 1983).  In the words of Bill Dhillon: "Kostas Rind was a Lithuanian sage who epitomised wisdom and humility. From a migrant hostel in Albury, this mathematician and former professor was recruited to Ballarat Boys Grammar School. Kostas taught me much. He introduced me to wine. I was privileged to know Kostas and am very grateful for his influence. We continue to dedicate Bindi wines to Kostas."

WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING

Winemaker Michael Dhillon is obsessed with capturing the essence of his quartz riddled site in every bottle he produces, and manages his vines using a combination of biodynamic and biological techniques. Pinot Noir gets most attention – and it deserves the accolades – but many suspect history will show Bindi to be an even better Chardonnay vineyard: the Quartz Chardonnay has an underlying minerality rarely seen outside Chablis’ grand cru sites..” Max Allen, New World Icons of Today and Tomorrow, Decanter Magazine
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Bindi Block 5 Pinot Noir 2010


96 Points Wine Companion

"Light crystal-clear crimson; there is a spicy background to both bouquet and palate, but it is the intense fruit that provides the heart of an outstanding Block 5; impossible not to think of Burgundy with its texture and superb length." 96 Points James Halliday  

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Bindi Composition Chardonnay 2006


95 Points Wine Companion

"Complex structure and flavour, nectarine and melon playing hide and seek with oak and creamy cashew, the fruit emerging on the minerally finish to strike the final note." 95 Points James Halliday, Wine Companion

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RRP: $ 90.00
Bottle Price: $ 72.95
Bottle Discount : 19% Off
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Bindi Composition Chardonnay 2010


95 Points Wine Companion
92+ Points Wine Front

"From the ’88 plantings on quartz/alluvial and volcanic soils; tasted only a month after bottling, already has an imperious presence; there is a strong stoney/minerally base for the grapefruit/stone fruit melange on both bouquet and palate, oak relegated to the far corners of the mouth." 95 Points James Halliday, Wine Companion From Bindi’s 1988 plantings on the slopes of .....

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RRP: $ 60.00
Bottle Price: $ 47.95
Bottle Discount : 20% Off
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Bindi Composition Pinot Noir 2010


94 Points Wine Companion

"Crystal clear shortly after bottling; classic Bindi line, length and balance; a fragrant, scented bouquet, then red and black cherry fruit on the very long palate, the tannins superfine but reassuringly persistent. The wine verges on precosity, and its easy to see why it is released a year earlier than the other Bindi pinots." 94 Points James Halliday

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Bindi Original Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010


95 Points Wine Companion

"Slightly more purple colour, but shares the brightness of Block 5; delicious plum and black and red cherry flavours fill the mouth with a caress of sweetly rounded fruit; a very different proposition to Block 5, ready whenever the mood takes you, but will not disappoint as it ages." 95 Points James Halliday

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Bindi Pyrette Shiraz 2012


94 Points Wine Companion

"With the addition of 25% whole bunches to the ferments and the extremely kind 2012 season, this Pyrette is perhaps the most complex, intense, layered wine we have made from this vineyard. The fruit was in impeccable condition and the ferments moved along calmly and cleanly. As is the style, the alcohol is moderate at 13.5%, the ferments worked gently like the Pinot Noirs, the maturation in f .....

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Bindi Quartz Chardonnay 2010


95 Points Wine Front
95 Points James Halliday

"Light straw-green; in the typically tight, restrained, slow-developing style of Bindi, needing some years yet to start revealing all its secrets; the way the slatey acidity is built into the grapefruit flavours of the palate is virtually unique to Bindi, the oak eaten by the fermenting wine." 95 Points James Halliday, Wine Companion More quartz than a Palazzo Versace. That’s th .....

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