Meet the Producer
Magpie is a joint venture between noted Barossa winemaker Rolf Binder and UK based wine merchant Noel Young. Boutinot is very proud to be associated with Magpie Estate of the Barossa Valley - for our first proper foray into the Barossa, we could not have been associated with a more compelling producer! We love to have a dabble at making "our own" wines and Australia is one country where we can really let it rip. Reflecting our skill and experience in seeking out the very best of regional Australia, our wines capture ideal climatic conditions and pure varietal definition. We have done a great deal of work on improving the sourcing of these wines in recent years to ensure we create great consistency and quality year after year.
About the Winemaker
Both Rolf and Noel have a passion for Rhone varietals and this comes through in their wines, which use fruit from 15 long-favored sites in the premium northern Barossa, drawing on Rolf’s deep understanding of the area. Noel sneaks out into the night in a rubber catsuit and steals all the best fruit from these growers! Their labels celebrate a superstitious theme, saluting the magpie, and we count ourselves lucky to have them aboard.