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

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  • 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...

  • Petite Sirah

    History of the grape: Petite Syrah is often confused with its parent grape, Syrah, but it has been identified as a se...

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  • Any perspective on this at $24, Greg? J&J Eger, Egri Kékfrankos Eger, Hungary 2015 CharacterFruit Earth Body Tannin Acid Alcohol  4   Egri Kékfrankos—aka Blaufränkisch from Eger, Hungary—is the most magical combination of place and grape. The story itself is enough to excite anyone, but the wine and its corresponding price is nothing short of ex... Read More

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