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Wine Reviews

what people are saying about pinelli estate wines

On occasion, our wines are reviewed by wine critics, food writers, wine magazines and even local bloggers. We are always excited to see what both the expert and the slightly less expert, but no less enthusiastic, wine afficionados are saying about our wines. 

We love to talk wine, so are always happy to chat with visitors to our Cellar Door about our winemaking process, our philosophy and share some of our favourite drops. 

Below we have featured a few of the reviews of the Pinelli Estate wines. 

wine critic review
ray jordan - the west australian

Pinelli estate 'la tavola' grenache 2017

“Another of the varieties the Swan Valley does so well. This one is a beautiful expression of grenache showing plenty of flavour intensity with a medium body. It’s spicy and fragrant with a soft and supple mid-palate generoisty. Nice chewy tannins are perfect as a food combo. 89/100”

Ray Jordan, The West Australian Newspaper, September 2018

WINE CRITIC REVIEW
ray jordan - WA WINE guide

Pinelli estate breanna Rosé 2011

“Opens with a wonderful floral red berry aroma. It’s so fresh and engaging that you can’t wait to get stuck into the light fresh liquid. Bouncy lively palate with a touch of sweet fruit balanced with a crisp fresh acid. Perfect for summer drinking.”

Ray Jordan, WA Wine Guide 2012 
Cracka Wine Library – Pinelli Estate Breanna Rosé

Pinelli estate cabernet merlot 2009

“A drier style of Aussie red with good fruit weight and firmish tannin creating a nice structure. The middle palate is rather soft and generous with a well rounded feel but the sinewy tannins take control on the finish to carry the length.”

Ray Jordan, WA Wine Guide 2011 
Cracka Wine Library – Pinelli Estate Cabernet Merlot 2009

wine writer & critic review
james halliday - australian wine companion

Pinelli estate semillon sauvignon blanc 2009

“Unstated percentages of Swan Valley Semillon/Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc work well together to provide plenty of depth of ripe flavours notwithstanding moderate alcohol, which in turn gives acidity to the finish. Gold medal Swan Valley Wine Show ’09.”

James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2010 – 2011

Pinelli estate verdelho 2009

“A very well made wine, with clean fruit salad and citrus aromas and flavours, finishing dry and fresh. Trophy Swan Valley Wine Show ’09.”

James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2010 – 2011

how well did james halliday rate pinelli estate?

James Halliday uses the 100-point system within his Wine Companion. This system has all been adopted in wine shows and in reviews by other commentators and wine critics.

Pinelli Estate has been included by James Halliday in the Australian Wine Companion 2010-2011 and has received 90 points for both our Semillon Sauvignon Blanc and our Verdelho as shown above, which constitutes a Silver rating and a status of Highly Recommended. 

You can read more about the wine rating system on the Wine Companion website.

wine blog review

Pinelli estate sparkling juliet

“I can’t count on one hand, or even two, how many bottles of Pinelli Estate’s Sparkling Juliet have been consumed in my household this year.

It’s an incredibly approachable bottle of sparkles, not to mention it’s great value and the artwork on the label is just a little bit romantic (great for Valentine’s Day too!).

The wonderful Juliet has a lovely creamy texture to it in the mouth with plentiful flavours of orchard fruit (apples, pears) and refreshing citrus. It is so easy to consume. Which means it’s better to buy at least two at a time of this one.”

Travelling Corkscrew, December 2017

So Perth Blog – 5 Swan Valley Sparkling Wines You Need to Pop 

winery reviews

Visiting any Winery is an experience. The picturesque vineyards, the smell of the ripening grapes and of course the cool relief of a Cellar Door that has rows of bottles just waiting to be opened and tasted. 

Pinelli Estate Winery, is one of the closest Swan Valley wineries to the Perth CBD and easy to find. Next time you are in the Swan Valley, visit Pinelli Estate Winery – where you can taste award winning wines and then indulge with a meal at our Italian restaurant.

But don’t just take our word for it, below are a number of happy visitors and links to what they had to say. 

Dan Murphy’s 

https://www.danmurphys.com.au/liquor-library/wine/regions-wineries/swan-valley

Kazzit

https://kazzit.com/winery/pinelli-swan-valley.html

The West Australian

https://thewest.com.au/lifestyle/food/tempting-road-trip-ng-b88766733z

some more from our partners

PINELLI ESTATE RESTAURANT REVIEWS

Recently, we opened the newest Italian restaurant in the Swan Valley. With a focus on modern Italian food and an inspired menu from our new Chef – we are delivering genuine Italian cooking to our visitors. 

To read some of our most recent reviews, Visit our Restaurant review page. 

Lunch: Thurs to Sun, 11.30am to 3pm
Dinner: Thurs to Sun, 5:30pm until late

Reviews & Testimonials