Bay of Fires Pinot Noir 2012

Sale price$84.95
Derwent Valley and Coal River Valley, Tasmania, Australia

Style: Red Wine

Variety: Pinot Noir

Closure: Screwcap

Only 6 left in stock
Usually ready in 2-4 days

Bay of Fires Pinot Noir 2012

Pick up

, usually ready in 2-4 days

Burke Road
Camberwell VIC 3124

Minimum order bottles
Maximum order bottles
Order in lots of

Producer: Bay of Fires

Country: Australia

Region: Tasmania

Vintage: 2012

Critic Score: 96

Alcohol: 13.5%

Size: 750 ml

Drink by: 2025

There is no question about its varietal expression, and even less about the long-term future of the wine - James Halliday

The 2012 Bay of Fires Pinot Noir, is by all accounts, the equal to if not better than its predecessor which won Best Wine of Show, Best Pinot Noir and Best Red Wine at the Royal Sydney Wine Show last year. Winemaker Peter Dredge believes the 2012 Pinot Noir is as good as they have ever made at Bay of Fires.

"Black cherry and Satsuma plum are woven through French oak, with firm, but ripe, tannins underwriting its future; will gain layers of complexity as it develops.”  James Halliday

"Quite simply, 2012 was one of those vintages winemakers dream about. A cool start to spring finished warmer than average, while adequate rainfall following a wet winter kept our vineyards fresh throughout a warmish summer. You simply couldn't script a more perfect season and as a result, our Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from 2012 are as good as we have ever made at Bay of Fires."  Peter Dredge, Winemaker

Expert reviews

"From the Derwent River and Coal River Valleys of southern Tasmania. Deep, vivid crimson; in the bold Bay of Fires idiom; there is no question about its varietal expression, and even less about the long-term future of the wine; black cherry and Satsuma plum are woven through French oak, with firm, but ripe, tannins underwriting its future; will gain layers of complexity as it develops. Drink by 2022."  James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion - 96 points

"Cherry, Turkish delight, spice, meaty whole bunch funk, pepper. Medium bodied, spicy, meaty, plenty of ripe jubey fruit, silky feel yet firm through the mouth, pulling almost stalky and strict on the finish. Fine length. Complexity and interest. Likely to improve."  Gary Walsh, The Wine Front - 94 points

About the winery

Bay of Fires Winery

"Hardys purchased its first grapes from Tasmania in '94, with the aim of further developing and refining its sparkling wines, a process that quickly gave birth to House of Arras. The next stage was the inclusion of various parcels of chardonnay from Tasmania in the '98 Eileen Hardy, then the development in '01 of the Bay of Fires brand. Under the umbrella of Accolade Wines today, Bay of Fires is home to non-vintage sparkling white and rosé, alongside impressive riesling, sauvignon blanc, pinot gris, chardonnay and pinot noir. Sourcing is with a particular focus on the Tamar, Coal and Derwent Valleys and East Coast." James Halliday

"Bay of Fires' philosophy, in the vineyard and in the winery, is to ensure the varietal characteristics of our Tasmanian fruit are revealed, preserved and celebrated in every wine we create for you. The Bay of Fires' winemaking team captures the essence of the fruit that has been lovingly nurtured in the vineyards and crafts exceptional wines. Ideas are shared, knowledge is consolidated and curiosity brings out the very best in every parcel of fruit. Find balance and beauty will follow.

Acidity is balanced against sweetness to create delicate Rieslings. A harmony of mouthfeel and fruit flavour is achieved in our Chardonnays. And, of course, the trickiest grape of them all, Pinot Noir, amplifies its terroir beautifully and is delivered in a wine of superb complexity, structure and romance." Bay of Fires

Wine region map of Tasmania


Tasmania is a small island located below mainland Australia. It produces less than 1% of Australia’s wine but enjoys a global reputation as a leading producer of premium cool climate wines. It is prized for its top-class sparkling wine, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling.

Tasmania is home to more than 230 wineries across 7 wine regions*. The reigions Coal River Valley, East Coast, Pipers River and Tamar Valley produce around 90% of Tasmania's wine, while the other three regions Derwent Valley, Huon Valley and North West produce the remaining 10%. * Please note these 7 wine areas are considered here to be subregions of Tasmania to aid site navigation.

Tasmania is the coldest wine State in Australia. Its climate is temperate, with a distinct maritime influence from the Tasman Sea to the east, Bass Strait to the north and the Indian Ocean to the west. Summer days are temperate while winter sees some of the coldest temperatures in Australia. It's unique climate and soils combine to create ideal growing conditions for cool-climate grape varieties.