The steep 'Bloody Hill' vineyard is affectionately named by Timo, due to his having to always walk up 'that bloody hill' every time he works these beautiful vines. It's a hilarious name that's stuck, and the vineyard itself is highly regarded for its ability to produce exceptional Pinot Noir. This wine comes from younger vines in the vineyard, which are more spread out and tend to produce higher yields. The result is a fresh, approachable, supple red that's got all the hallmarks of Timo's signature style in a 'ready-to-drink' package. Not one to be missed!
Timo Mayer left his native Germany years ago for the Yarra Valley, where he organically farms a 2.5-hectare plot called Bloody Hill, “because it’s bloody steep!” From here, and a couple of other single vineyard sites, he produces handcrafted wines which favour elegance and purity over muscle and showiness.
His winemaking philosophy is “bring back the funk!” His signature is the use of whole bunches during fermentation increasing complexity and giving silkier tannins and freshness. Don't let his easy-going character fool you, these are serious wines made with meticulous skill and care, they taste fantastic now but will age gracefully.