Circe was a character from Homer’s Odyssey, a seductress and witch who helped Odysseus when he was shipwrecked on her island. She then used her magical wine to turn Odysseus’ men into pigs.
We are Pinot noir lovers. We began Circe with the intention of producing Pinot noir with focus on elegance, aromatic impact and perfume over power and weight. To that end we employ whole bunch winemaking which I have learned both here and abroad.
Today we make Pinot from Mornington, Gippsland and Macedon Ranges. My instinct is that ultimately Gippsland will be a big focus for our small brand.
We also make a small amount of Chardonnay, sparkling Blanc de blancs and Shiraz. But these are all distractions from our main variety, Pinot noir.
Circe is a partnership between Dan Buckle, Winemaker, and Aaron Drummond, our commercial guy.
Dan Buckle: 0417 328 142