Giaconda Vineyard

+61 3 9583 1202 ~~ +61 412 311 235 PO Box 331
Beechworth, VIC 3747
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The vineyard was established by Rick Kinzbrunner, a mechanical engineer who became interested in wine in the early 1970's and spent the next ten years traveling to wine-growing areas overseas learning as much as possible. After a brief stint in New Zealand he studied at Davis University in California and worked at some of the most respected wineries in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys, namely Stag's Leap, Simi and Matanzas Creek. In Europe he worked a 'stage' with the Moueix group, co-owner of the fabled Chateau Petrus. After returning to Australia in 1980 to take up a position as assistant winemaker at Brown Brothers Milawa he purchased land near the old Everton Hills Vineyard, and in 1982 commenced planting the classic varieties Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and a small amount of Pinot Noir which was followed in 1986 by another acre. In the last five years further plantings of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay have occurred, with a small amount of Roussanne. Total area under vines in the Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Rousanne

    History of the grape: Roussanne likely gets its name from the light brown color of its skin (“roux” in French). Rouss...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • To begin with, Australian Chardonnay wine has improved significantly over the years!As I understand it, Australian winemakers are busily introducing new styles.I had new Aussie chards recently and concluded that they are really good, in my very humble opinion!These lovely chards are the result of more careful soil selection and well-considered s... Read More

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  • You have to love Australia’s red wines. If for nothing else than the sheer simplicity of twisting off a baker’s dozen of screw-caps as opposed to setting out to fight with so many corks. OK that’s not a tremendous motivation to get you to try these wines but it was a sweet sight for my sore eyes, or hand as the case may be. Some of these wines w... Read More

    From the article Is Australia Back?


  • Giaconda Shiraz Estate Vineyard 2010

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  • Giaconda Shiraz Estate Vineyard 2010

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    This has all the classic Shiraz aromas and then some with lifted pepper, herb stem, florals, berry and plum fruit, hints of oak spice and caramel topped with a gentle minty note and violet gum with a hint of a medicinal edge. Clear, polished and edgy in the mouth with soft tannins and noticeable acids, affording clarity to the salted plum and b... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Giaconda Warner Vineyard Shiraz Shiraz Victoria 2005

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  • Giaconda Shiraz Beechworth 2008

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  • Giaconda Chardonnay Beechworth Estate Vineyard 2006

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  • Giaconda Shiraz Beechworth 2008

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  • Giaconda Shiraz Beechworth Ergo Sum 2008

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