• Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen
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  • Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen
  • Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen

Welcome Back

We are thrilled to welcome you back at Pfeiffer Wines for Tastings and Sales.  Please spend a few minutes to read our COVID-19 policy before visiting us.

 

Please observe social distancing, hand hygiene and cough etiquette.

 

Please sanitise your hands before and after you leave the cellar door and before you enter the toilets and upon leaving them.

 

Please register at the cellar door when you arrive. This MUST be done even if you are only walking around our beautiful grounds.

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Once a judge, now a Mentor

By Coral Cooksley

 

A love of wine as a hobby turned into a passionate career for Rutherglen wine-maker Chris Pfeiffer (OAM) who worked alongside wine industry buffs before venturing into his own wine making business thirty-six years ago when with his wife Robyn purchased the “Old Distillery” winery in Rutherglen.

 

Drawn to an agricultural degree at Sydney University after leaving high school, Chris discovered an interest in wine where he then chose to specialise in viticulture with further studies in winemaking while working at Lindeman Wines where he became the chief fortified winemaker.

 

“The rest is, as they say, history,” Chris said.

 

An impressive journey as a wine judge as well followed throughout his career.

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Our Pinot Noir Project

Pinot Noir at Pfeiffer Wines has always been special but it took Ampelographer, Dr. Gerald Atkinson, from Lincoln University in New Zealand to excite us all to realise the treasure we have right here, on our Sunday Creek Vineyard in Wahgunyah, NE Victoria.

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Chris Pfeiffer

Take a look at this picture.  This lovely, happy, smiling face of Chris is when he WAS the Chief Judge at the Rutherglen Wine Show and Australian Fortified Wine Show this year, 2019. 

This was Chris’s last year.  He has been “’The Chief” since 1986, and had been judging wines as a Wine Show Judge at many different locations throughout Australia, for many years before that.  

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Vale Colin Campbell

This letter is a story, a story of sadness and a story of happiness, as I have reason to look back into the last 35 years.

 

Many of you who are “Pfriends of Pfeiffers” will also be friends of Campbells Wines of Rutherglen.  Those who are, will already know the sad news that has rocked Rutherglen.  For those who don’t know already, Rutherglen and the Australian Wine Industry as a whole, lost a great friend and ally with the sudden and unexpected death of Colin Campbell on the 10th of May, just a few months ago.

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Huge Haul At Cowra

Judging for the 37th Cowra Wine Show has concluded, with almost 1000 wines being put to the test.

 

Local and smaller vineyards across Australia were pitted against some big names in the industry, and the 2nd generation Rutherglen wine making family, Pfeiffer Wines, came up trumps, taking out three trophies; including the Best Dry Red Table Wine in Show, as well as eight gold medals at the National Show.

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Current Pfeiffer Wines UK Order Form

Current Pfeiffer Wines UK Order Form

Wine Funnies

Check out a few of these funny images we have seen floating around on social media of late.

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Pfeiffer Pinot Noir

As you know, our Pinot Noir vines are the oldest on our Sunday Creek vineyard.  They have had the hardest life, beginning with their trip here, originally from Burgundy in France.  They have suffered through many, many floods, times of great stress through drought, and like we humans, they continue to age.  They have become very gnarled and nobbly, some have not responded to all the love and affection heaped upon them and have given up their zest for life, while others are “soldiering on”, but struggling more and more as the years go by.

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