Mount Pierrepoint Estate was established by Andrew and Jennifer Lacey in 1998. The Estate is a small family owned and operated vineyard and winery. Mount Pierrepoint Estate specializes in producing Pierrepoint Pinot Noir, Pierrepoint Alexandra Chardonnay and Pierrepoint Nick’s Pick Pinot Gris wines. The Estate is located in Tarrington, 10km south east of Hamilton, in the Henty Wine Region of Victoria, Australia. The vineyards are situated on the foothills of Mount Pierrepoint at an altitude of 200m and an average rainfall of 700mm. The first vines planted were Pinot Noir in 1998, the Pinot Gris vines were planted in 1999 and the Chardonnay vines were planted in 2001.
The predominantly red buckshot soils of the vineyard are derived from ancient volcanic basalt which is rich in minerals and is free draining.
The vines are situated on a north facing slope, and are hand pruned and de-budded to ensure they are balanced to ripen the following seasons’ fruit. Andrew and Jennifer’s children, Alexandra (16) & Nicholas (14) are being raised on the estate, and are involved in all aspects of the business.