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Interpreting Wine Podcast

May 23, 2022

I’m Lawrence Francis, Host of Interpreting Wine the place to learn from thought leaders in the world of wine and marketing, welcoming you to a specially commissioned episode with Peter Dillon, Chief Winemaker at Handpicked Wines. 

They make regionally expressive and site specific wines not only from vineyards in Australia but also from around the world. Today we really focus in on Australia, in what I’m sure is some of the most detailed content anywhere talking about the Yarra Valley and the Mornington Peninsula.

The three wines we tried today as well as two others will be available to try at The London Wine Fair from Tuesday 7th to Thursday 9th June. Handpicked Wines will be in the Wines Unearthed section at stand X114a. They’re actively seeking importation into the UK, so do stop by to taste if you’re heading to the fair.  

  Intro to Handpicked Wines

  Origin Story

  Peter’s day to day role

  Handpicked Wines’ vineyard acquisitions

  Australian wine perceptions in 2022

  Winemaking culture

  Wine 1: Regional Selections Pinot Noir 2018, Yarra Valley

  Highbow Hill to Wombat Creek virtual journey

  Geology of the two vineyards and the wider Yarra Valley

  Winemaking in regional series

  Wine 2: Single Vineyard, Chardonnay 2018, Yarra Valley

  2018 vintage 

  Wine 3: Collection, Pinot Noir 2019, Mornington Peninsula

  Mornington Peninsula geology

  Handpicked Wines viticulture overview

  Sustainable approaches

  Handpicked at the London Wine Fair 2022

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GUEST CONTACT: Peter Dillon, Handpicked Wines

Date recorded: 19 May 2022

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