Sunday 1st of December “Piccadilly Pick-a-Dozen
10am - 1pm, Tapanappa Winery. Load up the car with wine for the festive season!
Taste and buy wines from Terre a Terre /DAOSA, Tapanappa, CRFT, Barratt Wines and Greenhill WInes.
Sausage sizzle, coffee, cherries and flower stall!

Foggy Hill Vineyard Latest Reviews

Deep in character - 2010 Foggy Hill Pinot

Tony Love
Courier Mail, Advertiser etc
Review Date: 
4th of July 2012


Tapanappa 2010 Foggy Hill Pinot Noir

A gorgeous wine from close to the Southern Ocean, Brian Croser's Fleurieu vineyard named for its summer and autumn fogs. The 2010 growing season was a warm year, so this wine is deep in fruit character, with hints of star anise, tea and, wrapped up in the aromas, a lovely floral lift all beautifully complex. The palate is youthful and so very lively, with an impressive balance of acid and tannin.Deep and lingering flavours of dark cherry to finish. Terrific.

Value: Class

Food: Spicy squab

Rating: 4.5/5


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Best yet

Chris Shanahan
Canberra Times
Review Date: 
17th of June 2012

Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2010

Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard Fleurieu Peninsula Pinot Noir 2010

In 2001 Lion Nathan acquired Petaluma (founded in 1976 by Brian Croser). But Croser retained control of the Tiers vineyard, a key source of Petaluma chardonnay. The wine lives on under the Tapanappa label, a joint venture of the Croser family and French families behind Chateau Lynch-Bages and Bollinger Champagne. The finely structured wine delivers juicy, full, ripe-peach varietal flavours, combined with the nutty, spicy characters of fermentation and maturation in oak barrels. I rate Tapanappa’s ripe, fine-boned 2010 pinot noir as the best yet from this new vineyard, planted by Croser in 2003 – inspired by the very cool maritime climate.

2009 Foggy Hill Pinot, A Wine to Cellar

Peter Bourne
Gourmet Traveller WINE
Review Date: 
June 2012

Brian Croser is the man behind the iconic Australian winery Petaluma - now part of the Lion Nathan Group. He moved on to create Tapanappa with the Bizot Family of Bollinger fame and the Cazes family from Chateau Lynch-Bages. Croser chose an ultra-cool, maritime site called Foggy Hill to plant Pinot Noir for this deliciously drinkable red, which expresses itself with fresh floral aromas of redcurrant jelly and crushed strawberries with a touch of wild herbs. The palate is sweetly savoury, the finish long and ethereal.

Foggy Hill 2010 Pinot Noir

James Halliday
Wine Companion
Review Date: 
25th of May 2012

The bouquet offers seductive red fruit, cardamon and a savoury herbaceous, bramble note; the palate is finely laced with red fruits, with a surprising and refreshing level of fine grained tannins; soft on entry and firm to conclude, will benefit with a few years of ageing.
Rating: 94 points / 5 goblets
Drink By: 2016

Matthew Jukes' 100 Best Australian Wines 2012

Matthew Jukes
Review Date: 
24th of May 2012

With a highly aromatic and complex aroma akin to a ‘warm vintage’ Volnay, this is an aromatically hedonistic, Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot with a cunning, middle-weight palate. The classic, garnet Pinot hue is spot on in this wine and it hasn’t been allowed to put on too much weight making it a transcendental delight. Firm on the finish and only just peeking out of its shell, you can happily swirl the ‘09 until this glorious 2010 takes over and commands your undivided attention mid-way through 2013.

2010 Fleurieu Peninsula Pinot Noir - 94 Points in Top 100

Tony Love (Top 100 Editor)
The Advertiser Top 100 Wines
Review Date: 
9th of November 2011

From eight-year-old vines at Parawa, within cooee of the Southern Ocean, Brian Croser has steered what he calls a "most fastidious variety" from this warmish vintage into a fruit-driven style though never leaving its silky textural pleasures. Superbly balanced with long-finishing spice and richness.

94 points

Food: Moroccan lamb

2010 Fleurieu Peninsula Pinot Noir - 93 points & two glasses

Nick Stock
Good Wine Guide 2012
Review Date: 
October 2011

Croser's quest to make great pinot continues apace with this dark cherry-scented style, some bergamot and Earl Grey tea, sweet earthy depth, lighter perfume and bright red fruits. The palate is supple and smooth, with a composed bed of open-weave tannins flowing effortlessly and carrying ripe-cherry and berry pastry flavours, finishing precise and tangy. Lovely wine.

Score: 93 points, two glasses

Tapanappa 2010 Pinot Noir with baked Snapper fillets

Tony Love
The Advertiser
Review Date: 
8th of October 2011

Seeing Red

Tapanappa 2010 Pinot Noir

Fish with a red wine - thats going to set some tongues wagging. But look into this recipe and it's all about the flavouring ingredients, the fennel, saffron, and especially the tomatoes, all wrapped tightly to be baked to a Mediteranean intensity. If ever you were going to look for a slightly more gutsy wine partner to fish, this is the time. And this pinot from Brian Croser's Fleurieu Peninsula vineyard at Parawa has the fruit to match the tomato sweetness of the dish as well as the texture and spice to maintain a distinctive presence in such a vibrant table setting.

Tapanappa Fleurieu Peninsula Pinot Noir 2010 - 91 Points

Gary Walsh
The Wine Front
Review Date: 
5th of October 2011

I was busy tasting some Pinot Noir the other night, and I have to admit, I quite enjoyed it. This sits under the other Pinot Noir from Tapanappa – Foggy Hill.

Mint, squishy red fruits, nice oak – contributes a little pencil and spice. It’s medium weight, sweetly fruited and pulls through the mouth with good control – fine tannin and gentle, unforced acidity. Not the biggest of finishes, but good enough. Feels just a little too flat for a higher score, through there’s no doubting it offers a lovely Pinot drinking experience.

Rated : 91 Points

Drink : 2012 - 2017

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Liquid Hunches: Tapanappa Pinot Noir Foggy hill Vineyard 2008

Bob Tyrer
The Sunday Times
Review Date: 
11th of September 2011


What I needed for my £20 was a wine with lowish tannins, a nice bit of acidity and intriguing flavours that come and go in the glass.


And third, to the cool Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia, where Brian Croser, one of Australia's greatest wine visionaries, planted pinot noir eight years ago and has conjured Burgundian subtlety from the young vines. It's worth the £20-plus premium.