Wild Irishman Bannockburn Pinot Noir

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Wine pioneer and legend Alan Brady has the reputation of being the only person (crazy enough, says he) to have built two wineries in the Central Otago region.

He established Gibbston Valley Wines and introduced Vallis' Grant Taylor as its first winemaker and then much later, Mount Edward.
Having "retired" officially in 2005, Alan is still indulging his passion in pinot and has come out of hiding to make Wild Irishman. It is a boutique wine made in very limited quantities and to an excellent standard and with no commercial pressure to meet a certain market or style, he says he's having "a lot of fun."

"Wild Irishman" is an apt play on Alan's ancestry, as well as being another name for matagouri, the prickly plant often seen around Central Otago's hills..