Ernest Pinot Noir



Sharing a name with our firstborn son, our maiden Pinot Noir is a true reflection of the depth and richness of our valley.

2021 – 93 Points by Wine Mag
2021 – 93 Points by Oz Clarke
2022 – 4,5 stars by Platter’s Guide



To protect our bottles and minimise wastage on packaging, our wines are shipped in boxes of 6. You can make up your own mixed case/s using any combination of our wines, as long as the final total is a multiple of 6.


This wine was made from a single vineyard planted in ancient, decomposed granite soils with quartzite and clay inclusions. The cool conditions during ripening, deriving from the South Atlantic Ocean, makes this not only a spectacularly beautiful site but also ideal for noble varietals such as Pinot Noir. Picked at optimal ripeness, minimum interference by the winemaker gave the wine the opportunity to reflect its terroir in a true and honest way. This wine is a true representative of Pinot Noir from the Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Strawberries and cherries with a sense of salinity on the nose adding to the complexity and pureness. Vibrant density and structure paired with elegant tannins provide a long finish to the wine.