Labyrinth Wine Cellars

+61 4 3831 2793 PO Box 7372
Shepparton, 3632
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Ariki (Rick) Hill, a New Zealand native commenced his winemaking Labyrinthcareer whilst working fulltime in the dairy industryRick Hill in New Zealand in 1985. An opportunity to manage dairy operations in the Middle East curtailed his early enthusiasm, but was reignited when he studied oenology at Charles Sturt University, Australia in 1992. A career change to the fruit juice industry and the flexibility of a non-seasonal work schedule gave Rick the opportunity to undertake a wine internship in Santa Barbara County, California. His interest and obsession was Pinot Noir and he was ideally placed. In 2000, after founding Labyrinth, Rick produced his first commercial vintage, sourcing Pinot Noir from the famed Bien Nacido Vineyard. The following year he teamed up with friend and mentor, now wife, Lane Tanner. In 2002, Labyrinth produced it's inaugural vintage in the Yarra Valley, Australia, exclusively Pinot Noir. A lifestyle change in 2004 meant relocation to the U.S. In 2007, Rick expanded 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...

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Chardonnay

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

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