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Ochota Barrels - A Forest Pinot Noir 2023

Ochota Barrels - A Forest Pinot Noir 2023

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Handpicked, wild-ferment, a mix of extended maceration carbonic ferments, destemmed and whole bunch pressed to seasoned french barriques and puncheons. Unfined and unfiltered, minimal so2.

Florals and subtle forest floor on the nose, with a hint of something peaty. Redcurrants, slight meaty elements and touch of something medicinal, with tight dancing layers of texture dancing through to the end of a long, savoury finish. 



Ochota Barrels

Pinot Noir




Adelaide Hills

The Fruit





Minimal Sulphur


Light Bodied



The Ochota Barrels tale began on a surf trip, late 2000 along the Mexican west coast in a Volkswagen campervan. A final destination after traveling some of the world’s most amazing wine and surf regions, Taras and Amber Ochota conceived the idea to make beautiful holistic wines back home in South Australia.

After a mis-spent youth playing a rickenbakker bass in various punk bands, Taras became an Oenology graduate from Adelaide University, developing his craft in numerous vineyards and cellars around the world to then settle with Amber on 9.6 steep gorgeous acres tucked away, deep in the Basket Range of the beautiful Adelaide Hills.

Before this Taras worked as the European Flying Winemaker Consultant, concentrating on the Italian regions, Puglia, Abruzzo Sicily and further, for the Swedish wine importing company Oenoforos. California was also a regular vintage destination, making wines with producers such as Kunin, Bonnacorsi, Arcadian, Schrader, Outpost and the famous Hitching Post’s label, Hartley-Ostini, from the movie ‘Sideways’.

Amber’s wine experience ranges from vintages in Italy, vineyard development and cellar door sales in the Adelaide Hills and coordinating production and wine analysis for Nordic Sea Winery in southern Sweden.

Taras sadly passed away in late 2020 due to an auto-immune-related illness. His legacy is carried on by his wife Amber and their winemaking team who keep his memory alive in every vintage.

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