New Tasting Room Open

Our new Tasting Room opens this June long weekend. We are very excited to show off our new space. Come on down for a glass of wine and a platter of awesome locally sourced cheese or salumi. Look forward to seeing you.

64 Cashin St (Opp. Correa Pl), Inverloch,  3996

The Dirt- Issue #1




Welcome to Issue 1 of Dirty Three Wines Newsletter, The Dirt! It has only taken us 3 years to get it going, but will become a quarterly issue, keeping you up to date with all things Dirty Three.

Sydney Wine Dinner

We would like to invite you along to our inaugural Sydney Wine Dinner on 11th November at Bentley Restaurant & Bar. It will be a super awesome night. Get in quick, numbers strictly limited.

Coffee Collective Halloween Dinner

It’s on again! The annual Coffee Collective Halloween Dinner is back again, in Wonthaggi. New release wines, great food, gin and maybe even a bit of Karaoke. Will sell out fast. 30th October. See full details under Latest news.

New release wines

We are super excited to release two new wines on to the market- our 2015 Dirty Three Riesling and 2014 Holgates Road Pinot Noir. The 2015 Riesling is similar in style to previous releases and has just received 93 points at the recent Gippsland Wine Show. Fortunately, we were able to secure some more South Gippsland Riesling fruit from our friends Dave and John Matthews at Utingi Vineyard, so this year we have a little bit more to go around. It won’t last long however, we have only just released it and it’s half gone already! Our Pinot has been gaining some great accolades over the last few vintages and the 2014 release is no exception (see below for reviews). We are really happy with this release. It’s got to be close to our best yet! Because you are ace and on our mailing list, we’d like to offer you 10% off and free postage on any dozen Riesling or Holgates Road Pinot purchased. Just visit our Dirty Three online shop ( and punch in the code “dirtyfriend”.

2014 Dirty Three “Holgates Road” Pinot

“This is good booze. It tips into exciting territory. It’s smoky, silken, undergrowthy and firm with both tannin and sweet-sour fruit. Length is excellent. Inherent complexity seems both unforced and natural, yet pronounced. It wasn’t the easiest of seasons and it seems as though the vines love it that way.” Campbell Mattinson- Winefront

“Marcus Satchell is making a bold argument as to why you should follow his endeavours with this increasingly compelling project shared with two others. Maraschino cherry sweetness. Charming. 12.9%” Mike Bennie- Wine Business Monthly

Satchy also recently had a visit to the winery from Lisa Perotti-Brown who is the online editor for Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. She had this to say about us…

“One region I wish people would go out to more is the one that Bass Phillip made famous, Gippsland. Out in the middle of nowhere. There are a few little pet projects going on out there. Marcus Satchell is doing a project called Dirty Three, which is already in its early days producing some very exciting wines.”

The Vineyard

Dirty Three has some new additions to the family. No, not more children, but five alpacas. Stuart, Bob, Kevin, Rose and Scarlett were busy keeping the grass down in the vineyard over the winter, and adding some fertilizer to the vines. We love them so much, we hope to introduce more next year along with some sheep. We have now moved them into the next paddock as they would eat the new shoots on the vines. Pruning in the vineyard is finished and now that spring is here the vines are starting to shoot like crazy. Marcus and Lisa are back out on the tractor and busy keeping the vineyard under control – mowing the grass, controlling mildews and fungal diseases, shoot positioning and thinning to make sure the vines allow light on to their leaves and airflow through the canopy, so we can grow the best fruit we can.


The 2015 Pinots are all in barrel now just finished MLF (malolactic fermentation). This is where the tart malic acid is converted to the soft lactic acid, making the wines softer and more stable. 2015 was a good season both in quality and quantity and we’re looking forward to seeing some lovely Pinot go into bottle both at the end of this year and early next year. We are very excited that we have been able to source some extra Riesling and Pinot Noir from the Utingi Vineyard in Berrys Creek. The vineyard is located on the north side of Leongatha. Securing good fruit from around Gippsland is very difficult as there aren’t many vineyards with fruit for sale. John and Dave Matthews at Utingi are attention-to-detail growers and we are delighted to be developing an ongoing relationship with them. The Utingi Riesling has been blended in with our Estate fruit and we are really stoked with the 2015 wine – thankfully there is more to go around this year! It is quite likely that the Pinot will go in to a second single vineyard Pinot under the Dirty Three label next year. Exciting times indeed! Hope to see you at one of the Wine Dinners!

Cheers Stu, Cam and Satchy

“It’s all about the dirt”

Annual Dirty Three Wine Dinner- Coffee Collective

It’s on again!

Friday 30th October. Announcing our annual Coffee Collective Dirty Three wine dinner in Wonthaggi, Victoria. Featuring ‪new release Riesling and Pinot , awesome Four Pillars Gin, the launch of Tom Murray-White’s exhibition and a scrumptious three course ‪Coffee Collective feast. Followed by the unmissable Karaoke at the Capital Nightclub. Bookings open Monday 19th October. Phone 0356 72 4555

Don’t miss out!

Inaugural Dirty Three Wine Dinner- Sydney

Dirty Three Wines Dinner at Bentley Restaurant & Bar

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Stu, Satch and Cam would like to invite you to the inaugural Sydney Dirty Three Dinner at Bentley Restaurant & Bar on Wednesday, 11 November.

On the night we will drink our 2012, 13 and 14 Holgates Road Pinot Noir (the 2013 was The Age Pinot Noir of the Year – and the 14 is better). We will also drink our 2015, 14 and 13 Riesling – a style that we love – a little residual sugar, fantastic acidity and always sold out before Christmas.

Our favourite chef, Brent Savage, will serve up his brilliant food, there will likely be a few Four Pillars G&Ts thrown into the mix and Satch and Stu will tell tall tales, some even true.

6.30pm for 7pm

Bentley Restaurant & Bar

27 O’Connell Street, Sydney

$160 per person, strictly limited numbers. Bookings essential to the Bentley events team on 02 8214 0505


New Release- 2014 Holgates Road Pinot Noir

Our 2014 “Holgates Road” has just been released. We are currently showing it around town and some fairly handy restaurants have already taken it on. Quay, Rockpool, Fix St James, Est. and Aria in Sydney all now have it on their lists. And in Melbourne, awesome supporters Kirks Wine Bar, Harry and Frankie and City Wine Shop have been quick to snap some up. Get on down to these very cool establishments!


Best Pinot 2014- The Age, Good Food

25th December 2014

We are absolutely stoked that our 2013 “Holgates Road” Pinot Noir was awarded the “Best Pinot Noir of 2014″ in December by Jeni Port in The Age, Good Food. 2013 was a difficult season for us, with very hot weather ripening the grapes much quicker than usual. To get a result like this is very pleasing indeed! Her words are below…

Dirty Three Wines. Never heard of them? You will. Dirty Three 2013 Holgates Road pinot noir landed with a bang, reminding us all just how good South Gippsland is with the grape. Winemaker Marcus “Satchy” Satchell goes for ultra-low yields and highly concentrated fruit characters that reveal a deliously textural, herbal edge down among the red berries.”

Jeni Port

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