Last Saturday we were awarded top Mornington Peninsula winery in Australia’s best 52 wineries by Huon Hooke and The Real Review in Good Weekend – Sydney Morning Herald/The Age.
"This means a lot because we’ve put a lot on the line the last few years and I’m happy and relieved to see it paying off.
We’ve really stuck our necks out in terms of spending on vineyard and winery improvements and sustainability measures, including commencement of organic certification in several of our vineyards. I knew it would show in healthier vineyards and better wines, but to have it reinforced by moving up this list from 42 to 26 is really important.
To be the top-rated of Mornington Peninsula wineries, and also ranking highly in the Yarra Valley list, says a lot for our Pinot and Chardonnay wines from those regions.
Handpicked is reaching some substantial goals, and it’s a bit of a dream for me personally to make a list with Aussie wine icons I have long revered, but we are ambitious and Handpicked has some big plans that still need to be realised!" - Pete Dillon.
Congratulations to Pete and the vineyard team!