Pirrammimma - McLaren Vale

Alexander Campbell Johnston planted his first small vine cutting in 1892 and today the Johnston family still produce estate grown wine and operate one of Australia’s oldest wineries – Pirramimma.  The word Pirramimma is an Aboriginal phrase meaning “the moon and the stars”.

Winemaking at Pirramimma has been a family affair for well over 100 years and is now in the very capable hands of Geoff Johnston, grandson of the winery’s founder.

Over 60% of the 180 hectares are planted in premium red wine varieties, including Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot (Australia’s very first 100% Petit Verdot).  Pirramimma has embraced biological farming and sustainable practice producing outstanding fruit.