About The Wine
For our money Gembrook Hill is one of the finest Pinot Noir producers in the land, and this is another exciting addition to the range.
After the introduction in vintage 2017 of the 'IJM' Pinot in honour of late Gembrook Hill founder Ian Marks, current winemaker Andrew Marks has added the 'JKM' Pinot in honour of his still-working mother, June Marks.
Both wines come from a small block of excellent Pinot fruit on the Gembrook Hill vineyard, and while IJM is all about the vineyard, this wine gives Andrew a change to experiment a bit in the winery, with one third new oak and one third whole bunch employed to add extra depth and complexity.
Just 80 dozen produced and a must-try for overs of this cult estate.
About Gembrook Hill
Based in the cool upper reaches of the Yarra Valley, Gembrook Hill is one of the country's most loved producers of Pinot Noir.
Founded in 1983 by Ian and June Marks, Gembrook is one of the most picturesque vineyards in the region. As well as their stunning Pinot Noirs, they produce excellent examples of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and an elegant Blanc de Blanc in certain vintages.
Ian Marks sadly passed away in 2017. His son Andrew now tends the family vineyard and makes the wines, continuing the family legacy for producing outstanding examples of Upper Yarra wine.