Prancing Horse Estate
Winemakers: Jeremy Magyar & Richard McIntyre, Mornington Peninsula. Pascal Marchand & Patrick Piuze, Burgundy
Viticulture: Organic & Biodynamic
Regions: Mornington Peninsula, Victoria & Burgundy, France
Situated in Red Hill on the Mornington Peninsula, this biodynamically run vineyard is owned and managed by Tony and Cathie Hancy. The vineyard is split into two blocks which are planted to Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and a small amount of Pinot Gris.
Vintage 2017 is made by Jeremy Magyar and Richard McIntyre at Moorooduc Estate. Previous vintages are made by Sergio Carlei with whom Tony has enjoyed a long running relationship since the winery’s inception in 2002.
There are three levels of wine that are the result of rigorous barrel selections.
The Pony wines are selected for freshness and varietal and regional typicity. Estate wines are chosen to convey a sense of the site whilst reserve wines are chosen when a single barrel is of high quality and particularly age worthy in style.
Meticulous grape growing captures the essence of the Mornington Peninsula.
A fascination with Burgundy has resulted in Tony and Cathie releasing a range of wines from the region. These bottlings have managed to capture the joy, prestige and mystique this famed grape growing zone has in the world of wine.
The wines are made by two distinguished winemakers, Patrick Piuze in Chablis and Pascal Marchand for the wines from the Côte d’Or. Their skills and local knowledge were critical in selecting vineyard sites and making key decisions around picking and vinification.
These are wines honed by obsession.
The Pony Range
2017 The Pony Chardonnay
2017 The Pony Pinot Noir
2017 Pinot Gris
2015 Pinot Noir
2011 Meursault Blagny 1er Cru
2008 Morey St Denis 1er Cru
2009 Morey St Denis 1er Cru
2010 Morey St Denis 1er Cru
2011 Morey St Denis 1er Cru
“Land stewardship is the foundation of all our endeavours.”
Tony and Cathie Hancy
“He spies out great old vines and then picks their produce by hand himself”.
Jancis Robinson on Patrick Piuze