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New Release 2019: A Vintage of Transition

Early access for Bass Phillip Club Members.Just as dormant grapevines awaken to breaking buds, the 2019 vintage is one of transition with the promise of a new dawn. With the well-deserved retirement of our founder Phillip Jones, the year's winemaking was a collaboration between Mr Jones and our new Chief Winemaker, Jean-Marie Fourrier. Bringing the same uncompromising passion for quality at every…

The DRC of the southern hemisphere

Australia's most famous Pinot producer has changed hands. Max finds out what is planned, and hoped for.When I visited Phillip Jones at Bass Phillip vineyard in Gippsland, south-east of Melbourne, in late February, the 74-year-old winemaker gave no indication he was in the final, stressful stages of selling his beloved business. Instead, Jones was in fine form. Entertainingly irascible as ever, he…