I first met winemaker Michael Dhillon, of Bindi Wines back in 1996 when I did vintage at a nearby winery in the Macedon Ranges. Michael's fanatical pursuit of perfection culminated in him being recognised as Winemaker of the Year for 2022 in James Halliday's Annual Wine Companion Awards. I've enjoyed many of Michael's wines over the years and am pleased to still have a few (but not enough!) of them in my cellar.
Michael produces sublime chardonnay and pinot noir from his own vineyards, as well as a shiraz from Heathcote, and most recently a Col Mountain grenache.
"The 2021 Dixon spent 10 months in barrel, of which 25% were new, and was bottled in early March. This wine is a composition of sections of the original 1988 planting and the 2001 Kaye vineyard. Here there are pure red fruits made more complex and seductive with creamy, spicey and earthy layers. The palate is vibrant, supple then chewy, harmonious and drives with a flourish. It will be more complex and delicious with 5+ years cellaring."