Formal Head of the PIERROHousehold, he stands tall, elegant and impeccably dressed in tasteful silk fabrics and a structured top hat. His quiet manner belies a subtle complexity of character derived from his exotic heritage; although predominantly of Cabernet and Merlot descent, his bloodlines reveal a hint of Cabernet Franc and a firm grasp of European linguistics. His understated presence belies a man of intelligence, refinery and subtle strength of character -like many a Duke, he defers to his formidable wife to charm their guests, preferring to linger in the billiards room where friends might join him for a fine cigar.
The wines of Pierro are the culmination of passion, innovation, location, climate and time. Wherever our wines are enjoyed around the world today they invariably impart a tangible trace of their idyllic place of origin – warm southern climes, ancient soils, healthful vines and years of skilled hands-on viticulture and winemaking.
During his first vintage in Margaret River in 1979, Mike Peterkin introduced two wine styles which have become the mainstay of winemaking in the district: the first Australian semillon sauvignon blanc blend and the first to introduce a touch of cabernet franc and malbec to wines. Just as Pierro personifies life’s intricacies and passions, Pierro wine is a wonderfully complex balance of sensual and fascinating elements. In a world where mediocrity can become a pervasive norm, the wines of Pierro are a shining exception. It is no secret that care, and attention to detail and quality are the primary objectives at Pierro.