Pirramimma Winery

+61 8 8323 8205 Johnston Rd
McLaren Vale, 5171
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Pirramimma was founded by Alexander Campbell Johnston in 1892 and has been owned and operated by the Johnston family ever since. The Johnston family arrived in South Australia in 1839 and in 1892 Alexander, the tenth of thirteen children, purchased 97 hectares of rich farmland southeast of the then fledgling village of McLaren Vale. He named his land Pirramimma, an Aboriginal phrase meaning "the moon and the stars". The vineyard soils vary from sandy, on the rise, to rich dark loam on the flat. Over 60% of the vineyards are planted to premium red wine varieties, including Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot ( for Australia's first 100% Petit Verdot wine ), with Chardonnay the largest single white grape planting on the estate. Winemaking at Pirramimma has been a family affair for well over 100 years and is now in the very capable hands of Geoff Johnston, grandson of the winery's founder. Under his guidance, Pirramimma has seen many significant changes, including the construction 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...

  • Petit Verdot

    History of the grape: It is thought Petit Verdot (“little green one”) predates Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, as far...

  • Syrah

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

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  • Just finished tasting Ballabourneen The Stuart 2013 Chardonnay (Australian Wine Selectors Hunter Valley Series January 2014 dozen), bottled under screwcap. Supposed to have a "round and subtle biscuity finish" Well the bottle I tasted was way to subtle for me I'm afraid! I think it is due to last week's tasting of the Tapanappa  2008 Tiers Picca... Read More

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  • Pirramimma Shiraz Mclaren Vale 2004

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    Opaque plum hue, aromas of stewed black fruits and smoke; silky and rich flavor notes of black plums, mole' and leather over a silky tannin avenue that fills the mouth to a moderate finish. Read More

    Wine review by InWineTruth


  • Pirramimma Petit Verdot Mclaren Vale 2006

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    Wine review by tzimmerman


  • Pirramimma Petit Verdot Mclaren Vale 2006

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    Dark red with garnet edge. Nose of cedar and dark berries; carries through on palate with lovely spice and forest floor. Medium to heavy body; generous French and American oak; med+ acid; well integrated, fine-grained tannins. Excellent balance with dark fruit, oak, tannins and 14.5% alcohol. Very good intensity with moderate complexity. Lon... Read More

    Wine review by thach


  • Pirramimma Cabernet Sauvignon Mclaren Vale 2006

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    Intensive flavour of dark fruit and perfectly integrated aromas from the cask. Some crispy tannins. Love this wine, and by the way for this price exceptional quality! Read More

    Wine review by FineLiquids de


  • Pirramimma Shiraz Mclaren Vale 2005

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  • Pirramimma Petit Verdot Mclaren Vale 2003

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    I loved this wine. My notes are unclear as to where I purchased this wine but I suspect I received it as a wine of the month club selection from Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa. This wine is a very dark purple with aromas of dark berries, baking spice, bittersweet chocolate and violets. Rich black/blueberry, baking spice, licorice, cinnamon flavors wi... Read More

    Wine review by d2


  • Pirramimma Petit Verdot Mclaren Vale 2005

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    Wine review by AMalashewsky


  • Pirramimma Cabernet Sauvignon Mclaren Vale 2003

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    Dark color, aromas of black currant. Rich and spicy. Firm smooth tannins and lengthy finish. Read More

    Wine review by basilwino


  • Pirramimma Petit Verdot Mclaren Vale 2004

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    Wine review by jacktouch


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