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 2022 Dixon spent 10 months in barrel and was bottled in early March. This wine is a composition of sections of the original 1988 planting and the 2001 Kaye vineyard. It has a lifted nose of red and black cherries, wild strawberries, earth and spice. The palate is fresh, supple, builds in texture and has vibrant and intense length. As always, it will be more complex, silky and flowing in three plus years and be enjoyed for a decade or more."
Winemaker Michael Dhillon.