Winemaker: Geoff Johnston


  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Grenache Shiraz
  • Shiraz


  • Pinot Chardonnay
  • Sparkling Shiraz


  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Shiraz
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Cabernet Merlot
  • GSM


  • French Oak Chardonnay
  • Grenache
  • Petit Verdot
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Shiraz


  • ACJ Cabernet Shiraz Petit Verdot
  • War Horse Shiraz

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. 

Geoff is a winemaker with a world perspective. He is a graduate of Charles Sturt University and studied winemaking in France where his strong interest in the classic Bordeaux grape variety, Petit Verdot, first developed. Geoff planted a small trial area of Petit Verdot in 1983 which has since expanded to over 10 hectares of mature vines. His Petit Verdot vintages are award winning, prompting the prestigious European wine magazine WeinWisser  to ask "is there any better Petit Verdot in the world...?"

The Pirramimma Winery is located just a short distance south of the small township of McLaren Vale, about 40 kilometres south of Adelaide, the capital of South Australia.  Tempered by the cooling breezes of the nearby Gulf St. Vincent, McLaren vale has a mild Mediterranean climate which, coupled with the complex rich soil structure, has attained international fame for its rich expressive red wines and elegant whites.