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Bass Phillip  

address Tosch's Road, Leongatha South, Vic 3953
region Gippsland
telephone (03) 5664 3341
open By appt
winemaker Phillip Jones
year established 1979
cases 1500

Phillip Jones retired from the Melbourne rat-race to handcraft tiny quantities of superlative Pinot Noir which, at its best, has no equal in Australia. Painstaking site selection, ultra-close vine spacing and the very, very cool climate of South Gippsland are the keys to the magic of Bass Phillip and its eerily Burgundian Pinots. Tastings are sporadic and the rating is very much that of the best, not the lesser, wines.


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