The New Bannockburn: An Interview with Winemaker Matt Holmes

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Bannockburn Vineyards is a truly epic limestone-laced site, founded in 1974 by Stuart Hooper, and now run by his two daughters. With some of the first pinot plantings in Australia, Bannockburn pioneered a region that we now look to for great Australian pinot noir. It’s hard to mistake Geelong pinot in a blind tasting or to pass over Bannockburn on a wine list – if you ever see a museum release or magnum, jump on it.

Matt Holmes has been making the wines here since 2015, and we visited him in the peaceful Bannockburn vineyard on a crisp Autumn day, to better understand his story and that of the revered brand.

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