Being based across the ditch in Central Otago, NZ, hasn’t stopped Mt Difficulty making it to every Pinot Palooza this year. They’re even coming to Singapore with us in November! It’s no wonder they made the TOP 3 in the Australian National People’s Choice competition for 2017.

Their Pinot is pretty alright, too. Matt Dicey has been making it in Bannockburn, Central Otago, since 1992, with a simple philosophy: to produce wine ethically and simply to express its personality and reflect its home.

Get to know a bit more about them below, and don’t forget to keep up with them on Facebook and Instagram.

How was Pinot Palooza 2017 for you?
Eight epic events across New Zealand and Australia. So many thousands of Pinotphiles. So much fun.

How does it feel to have made the Top 10 National People’s Choice comp?
#HumbleBrag but really it’s pretty awesome, we’re stoked. We had a great time and people enjoyed our Pinot Noir. Job done. See you next year.

Tell us something really cool about your wines? 
We’re twenty vintages deep in Bannockburn, and we’re still discovering who and what we are. Let’s see where the next twenty years take us.

What are you most looking forward to this Pinot Palooza tour?
Great Pinot and wine producers of the world – all contributing to the creation of a cracking event for Pinotfiles!

If your Pinots were a musician, who would they be?
Mt Difficulty Bannockburn Pinot Noir : Coldplay Slightly alternative and yet innovative whilst being politically aware!
Roaring Meg Pinot Noir : Florence and the Machine Powerful accessible catchy but not mainstream.

What are you listening to when you’re…

Making Pinot

Drinking Pinot

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