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Moorooduc Estate: Producer profile

This family estate in Australia's Mornington Peninsula was one of the first to realise the region's potential for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Sarah Ahmed discovers its love of flirting with 'dangerous' techniques and updates her previous recommendations with some new releases, including the 2021s, a vintage which really shone.

Australia is known for flying winemakers and flying doctors. It also has a distinguished tradition of high-flying winemaker doctors: from early settlers Dr Christopher Penfold and Dr Henry Lindeman whose names live on in famous wine estates, to Margaret River’s modern pioneers, Drs Cullity (Vasse Felix), Cullen (Cullen) Pannell (Moss Wood) and others.

And Dr Richard McIntyre of Moorooduc Estate, who planted one of Mornington Peninsula’s earliest vineyards in 1983 and is today known for being at the forefront of cool-climate viticulture.

Scroll down for tasting notes and scores of Moorooduc Estate’s latest releases and older vintages

Pragmatism brought McIntyre to Victoria’s southernmost maritime region. Being within an hour’s drive of Melbourne allowed the avid collector of Australian wine to pursue (and self-finance) a desire to make wine, while still practising surgery.

Moorooduc Estate: latest releases and older vintages

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