Blue Pyrenees Estate (then known as Château Remy) was among the modern Australian wine industry’s first ventures into cool climate viticulture. The Pyrenees (1392 heat degree days) is only marginally warmer than Coonawarra (1365 heat degree days), a key reference for cool climate viticulture in this country.
The breathtaking lake on our Estate, inadvertently formed during the gold-rush when a gold mining dredge struck a subterranean stream and flooded the valley, provides a valuable supplementary water resource for the Estate when required, especially in dry seasons. However, our vines receive minimal irrigation water. Some of them are dry-grown in keeping with the philosophy of Vincent Gere (our French chief winemaker from 1987 to 1996) who once quipped “We are not growing tomatoes”.
Blue Pyrenees Estate was established in 1963 by the French company Remy Martin, and was among the modern Australian wine industry's first ventures into cool climate viticulture.
Today, Blue Pyrenees is 100 per cent Australian owned and is led by Chief Winemaker Andrew Koerner. Proud of the fact that all of their wines are made from grapes grown in their vineyards and produced in their estate winery, Blue Pyrenees Estate are committed to making authentic, world class-quality wines.
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