Cool climate wines from the top of the hill

The Bellingham Estate ‘Eagles Rise’ Vineyard is located in Main Ridge, on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. The vineyard location is ideal for the production of cool climate wines.

The 1.5 acre vineyard was planted in 1993 to Pinot Noir, which for many years has produced complex and flavoursome fruit. The pruning method employed is ‘Spur Pruning’.  All pruning, canopy management and picking is done by hand.  The owner of Bellingham Estate is Ian Walker, who personally attends to each vine at every stage of its’ development.

Winemakers, Richard McIntyre and Jeremy Magyar

Richard McIntyre is owner/chief winemaker at Moorooduc Estate founded in 1982 by Richard and his wife Jill.  Richard is ably assisted by Jeremy Magyar, who has many years of winemaking on the Peninsula.  Richard’s winery has now developed an enviable reputation for making some of the Mornington Peninsula’s finest wines. Richard’s winemaking style favours wild yeast ferments and minimal intervention, with a nod to traditional Burgundian techniques,  which he believes allow the wines to express their site specificity, or terroir.

Bellingham Estate ‘Main Ridge’ Pinot Noir 2019

The Main Ridge vineyards are dry grown and planted with low yielding, intensely flavoured Pinot Noir. Outstanding fruit, sensitive winemaking and the finest French oak barrels have produced a wine of complexity and elegance. Once picked the fruit is cooled for 2 days before fermentation in open fermenters with wild yeasts. 30% new and older French oak barrels are used….

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Bellingham Estate ‘The Bellingham’ Reserve Pinot Noir 2018

Silky and complex, the purest expression of Pinot Noir reflecting this very special site, the viticulture and the winemaking. Made in the same way as the ‘Main Ridge’ Pinot Noir, however, from Bellingham Estate’s finest hand-selected Pinot Noir fruit.  The high altitude and cool climate provide natural acidity and minerality which result in a seamless long finish. Fragrant aromas with…

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