Home Hill Landslide Pinot Noir 2021
Home Hill Landslide Pinot Noir 2021

Home Hill Landslide Pinot Noir 2021

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Huon Valley, Tasmania, Australia

Style: Red Wine

Variety: Pinot Noir

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Home Hill Landslide Pinot Noir 2021

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Producer: Home Hill

Country: Australia

Region: Tasmania

Vintage: 2021

Critic Score: 93

Alcohol: 13.7%

Size: 750 ml

Drink by: 2033


Dark, full and fleshy on the palate, with lashings of cherry, blueberry and spice - Aaron Brasher

Home Hill, located in the picturesque Huon Valley just 30 minutes from Hobart, is Tasmania's most awarded winery. Home Hill's exemplary pinot noirs are consistent multi-trophy winners at the ultra-competitive Tasmanian Wine Show and their Reserve Pinot Noir took out the coveted Jimmy Watson Trophy at the 2015 Royal Melbourne Wine Show. Home Hill produce three tiers of pinot; the Landslide Pinot Noir, Estate Pinot Noir and Kelly's Reserve Pinot Noir.

"Lifted and fragrant aromas of dark cherry, sap, spice, sarsaparilla and cloves. Dark, full and fleshy on the palate, with lashings of cherry, blueberry, spice and textured, grippy tannins. A big boned pinot noir made for the long haul."  Aaron Brasher

"Dark ruby in colour with aromas of dark chocolate, cinnamon and nutmeg. The middle palate has aromas of blackberries, boysenberries and forest floor. The wine has been oaked for 9 months with 2% being new French oak. The wine is well balanced and is of medium body with light and soft tannins with a savoury finish. This elegant Pinot Noir will cellar up to 7 years."  Home Hill

Expert reviews

"Lifted and fragrant aromas of dark cherry, sap, spice, sarsaparilla and cloves. Dark, full and fleshy on the palate, with lashings of cherry, blueberry, spice and textured, grippy tannins. A big boned pinot noir made for the long haul. Drink 2023-2033."  Aaron Brasher, The Real Review - 93 points

About the Bennetts

Home Hill owners Rosemary and Terry Bennett

Rosemary and Terry Bennett, the proprietors of Home Hill, look down on the vineyard from their home, pinch themselves, and wonder how their relaxing hobby farm of six rows of vines has turned into an award-winning vineyard that produces some of Australia’s highest quality Pinot Noir. 

Apples were once produced on the site, along with memories of the years gone by when their three young children were placed in bulk bins to entertain themselves while they harvested their crops of apples.  Fast forward 27 years, and Home Hill is one of the most popular and well-loved destinations in the Huon Valley.

Q & A with Terry Bennett

Terry, can you tell us what inspired you to turn your dream of starting a vineyard into reality?

As a farmer by trade, I grew apples for many years before turning my attention to wine. Initially I was looking for a weekend hobby, planting 6 rows of vines. This quickly turned into more than a hobby and all of my free time was taken up in the vineyard. At this point, I decided to make it a full time business and the vineyard and winery restaurant grew from there.

Where does the name 'Home Hill' come from?

My wife Rosemary and I were driving from Cairns to Noosa and we drove through a town called Home Hill – it was here that the name was first thought of. Our family home of many years also sits on the hill above the vineyard where we take in the views of the surrounding vines. This also seemed fitting for the name Home Hill.

When was the first vintage produced and can you tell us about the growth of the vineyard since then?

The first rows of vines were planted in 1992 and the first vintage produced in 1998. We’ve gradually planted an extra hectare of vines every few years, meaning that we now have over 6 hectares of vineyard. We started winning gold medals and trophies in 2000, and still continually win many awards around the country at wine shows, including international success at the Tri Nations Wine Show in 2006, taking out the Best Pinot Noir with our 2005 vintage.

What has been your proudest moment as the founder of Home Hill?

By far, my proudest moment has been winning the Jimmy Watson trophy for the Best 1st and 2nd Year Old Red Wine at the Royal Melbourne Wine Show in 2015. This is undoubtedly the most coveted and sought after award in Australia and to take it out for the 2014 Kelly’s Reserve Pinot Noir was one of the most memorable moments of my life. We also won the James Halliday trophy for the same wine, at the same show, which further topped off our great success.

What has been your biggest challenge?

The biggest challenge has been our climate and the severe frosts in the Huon Valley in Spring which burns the shoots off the vines. We get a lot of these frosts, therefore have implemented an irrigation system which has minimised the impact considerably. Another challenge, is that our wine production is not large enough to meet the increasing demand for our wines. After winning the Jimmy Watson, we had to pull our wholesale sales nationally and focus on our local suppliers and our cellar door sales as to not run out of wine before the following years vintage was released. This is still an ongoing issue, but also a positive for Home Hill as our wines are always in high demand.

Where do you see the vineyard going in the next ten years?

We’ve recently bought another property with 35 acres which is in very close proximity to the Mountain River and existing vineyard. This will ensure that we have plenty of room for expansion, and access to a larger water source, making growth possible if we choose to plant more vines.

About the winery

Home Hill winery

Home Hill, located in the picturesque Huon Valley just 30 minutes from Hobart, is Tasmania's most awarded winery. Home Hill's exemplary pinot noirs are consistent multi-trophy winners at the ultra-competitive Tasmanian Wine Show and their Reserve Pinot Noir took out the coveted Jimmy Watson Trophy at the 2015 Royal Melbourne Wine Show. Home Hill produces three tiers of pinot; the Landslide Pinot Noir, Estate Pinot Noir and Kelly's Reserve Pinot Noir.

Home Hill is surrounded by beautifully manicured vines which once was an apple orchard. Owners Rosemary and Terry Bennett planted their first vines in 1992 on the gentle slopes of the property with 0.5ha of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sylvaner. The adventure started as a hobby. Little did they know that in years to come they would have a 12 hectare vineyard. a winery and cellar door and an architecturally designed rammed earth restaurant.

Home Hill is a family business. Terry and Rosemary's son Sean is the Vineyard Manager, and daughter Kelly manages the Wine Club, among a long list of duties and demands.  Rosemary's sister Gail is the Office & Function Manager and her niece Prue is the PR & Marketing Manager. 

Wine region map of Tasmania

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.