San Pietro’s Story

Vision led San Pietro to establish his vineyards on the Mornington Peninsula and in the hills south of Benalla in Central Victoria.

With time young vines grew and matured.

A small unused winery was rebuilt, and San Pietro was finally free to pursue his craft of fashioning delicate and original wines.
San Pietro Sparkling Cuvee

Each year the new vintage begins with the harvest of the Sparkling wine grapes. Slow fermentation and careful batch selection and blending are the key to this wine.

Our sole focus is to produce a truly enjoyable fruit-driven sparkling style.
San Pietro Pinot Grigio

It was foremost in our minds to emphasize a distinct Italian style. This wine was already Grigio in the vineyard, flavour ripe at 12.5 Baume, a bit of acid and a backbone to build a savory finish. A slow cool ferment was used to maximize fruit expression. Time on lees was kept to a minimum. Special consideration was given to fining to achieve character and length of finish.
San Pietro Wines
Email: info@sanpietrowine.com
Winery: 1282 Nepean Hwy Mt Eliza Vic
Distributor: Winestock Wholesale Wine Services
Level 1 West 262 - 276 Lorimer St.
Port Melbourne Victoria 3207
03 9261 1800
San Pietro Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is picked at 13.8 Baume. Two clones of Pinot Noir are grown on our Mornington Peninsula vineyard, MV6 60% and 115 40%. Care in the vineyard is matched in the winery with grapes being fermented slowly with extended grape skin contact. The winery works day and night, hand plunging the cap of skins back into the fermenting juice. The colour deepens, the perfume rises, and juice becomes wine, made fine and strong with tannins slowly extracted from the skins. The wine is matured in selected French barriques for 15 months , 15% of the oak being new. The wine is hand bottled with minimal filtration, ready to be enjoyed.

This Pinot Noir punches well above its weight. Intense varietal characters of berry and forest floor. Round palate balanced with fine, almost creamy tannin finish.
San Pietro Shiraz

Grown in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, just south of Benalla in Central Victoria. San Pietro Shiraz is fermented in open vats, hand plunged, pumped over and then matured in selected mixed forest oak.

The wine has a generous nose of chocolate, plum and spice. The front and mid palates are full, driven by complex fruit and subtle oak. The finish is structured around delicate tannins. It is soft and long with the promise of creaminess with age.