Harrison Vineyard: Bellarine Peninsula - Geelong region The Harrison vineyard is situated on Banks Road just off the Bellarine Highway. The vineyard was established by Richard and Margo Harrison in 1999 when 4 acres of Pinot Noir were planted. Clones introduced at this stage include MV6, 114, 115, D2V4 and G5V15. Further planting occurred in 2002 when half an acre of Chardonnay and Shiraz was planted and also 0.25 acres of Pinot Gris. The soils at the Harrison Vineyard are sandy loam over clay with ironstone amongst the clay. The vines are situated on a north facing slope and the rows are North/South. The vineyard is hand pruned, shoot thinned and leaf plucked as required to manage crop load and promote ripe tannins. The property is managed utilising sustainable practises focusing on organics. The fruit is handpicked to ensure careful selection with only the best fruit arriving at the winery.
The 2018 Harrison Vineyard Pinot Noir is an intense luminous bright vibrant red. Overt cherry, blood plum, red berries and a hint of fennel. The wine is lively, refreshing, rich and bold in the mouth. Medium bodied in structure it is full, succulent and textural delivering a juicy, moreish impression that lingers thanks to the delicate tannins, rich fruit and impeccable acidity. Calls out for Peking Duck! Quack, Quack!