About The Pack
Michael Downer has taken his family to great new heights over the last few years, making Murdoch Hill one of the top producers in the Adelaide Hills.
Join Michael and the DD team to taste his excellent artisan range of wines, including his Tilbury Chardonnay, Phaeton Pinot Noir and Landau Syrah.
We'll be Live on Instagram at 8:00pm on Thursday 16th September!
2020 Murdoch Hill Artisan Tilbury Chardonnay
Murdoch Hill's 'Artisan' series is where winemaker Michael Downer has spread his wings in the family range.
Coming from a single vineyard in the Piccadilly Valley sub-region of the Adelaide Hills, the Tilbury Chardonnay is whole bunch and whole berry fermented, with older French oak, only partial MLF and loads of 'solids work' giving the wine weight and complexity without ever feeling 'over-worked'.
If you love your premium Hills Chardonnay then this needs to be on your dining table. It's terrific.Read more about 2020 Murdoch Hill Artisan Tilbury Chardonnay
2019 Murdoch Hill Phaeton Pinot Noir
"The palate is just so crunchy and vibrant, delivering sleekly refined tannin and almost paper-fine texture. Long, fresh and intense."
Nick Stock (JamesSuckling.com)
This is the top Pinot Noir in the Murdoch Hill range, and is now entirely sourced from the cool Piccadilly Valley from two vineyard sites, one at Mount Lofty and one in Ashton.
Despite the warm vintage, this is a fine, fragrant Pinot, full of florals and red fruits, with pomegranate and cranberry flavours galore. Ethereal, featherweight but with some delayed savoury length and power.
Full of character and always highly rated by the critics, this is surely one of the finest Pinots in the Hills.Read more about 2019 Murdoch Hill Phaeton Pinot Noir
2018 Murdoch Hill Landau Syrah
Michael Downer is the embodiment of the young Australian winemaker, boldly taking his family winery into new territory. His latest releases are some of his best work to date.
This Syrah from their home-owned Oakbank vineyard is an excellent example of Shiraz variety grown in a cooler climate. It's a wine of detail, it is expressive and evocative. It's classy cool-climate Syrah, the way it's meant to be.
This wine combines a great site with thoughtful winemaking; a winning combination and a tantalising example of things to come from this exciting Adelaide Hills operation.Read more about 2018 Murdoch Hill Landau Syrah