Giaconda

These wines have a super-cult status and, given the tiny production, are extremely difficult to find; they are sold chiefly through restaurants and by mail order. All have a cosmopolitan edge befitting Rick Kinzbrunner’s international winemaking experience. The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are made in contrasting styles: the Chardonnay tight and reserved, the Pinot Noir more variable, but usually opulent and ripe. JAMES HALLIDAY, The Australian Wine Companion 2011

Giaconda, the winery and four-hectare vineyard Kinzbrunner established back in the early 1980s, might just be the greatest wine estate in Australia. That’s no small claim. But let’s look at the facts. Every wine Giaconda makes is outstanding. HUON HOOKE, The Sydney Morning Herald