Australia’s first organic Pinot Grigio hits the G Spot – The Spring Seed Wine Co. ‘Poppy’ Pinot Grigio

FABULOUS LADIES REVIEW: ‘Poppy’ Pinot Grigio by The Spring Seed Wine Co.

Pinot Grigios are skyrocketing up the sales charts right now – thanks in no small part to the similar astronomic success of THAT book “50 Shades of Grey”. Apparently, (…ahem…so they tell me….) Pinot Grigio is the wine of choice for the book’s protagonists.

Personally, I think the rise of Pinot Grigio sales has more to do with the incredible flavour and drinkability of this wine. It can cover such a variety of styles – from rich and leggy, to flinty and bright – that it appeals to a broad white-wine loving audience.

The “style” of Pinot Grigio you prefer is now being referred to as your  “Pinot G Spot”. Now, THAT’s the kind of wine language we understand!

And in what could be described as near perfect timing, The Spring Seed Wine Co. (a label produced by those organic wine pioneers Battle of Bosworth in McLaren Vale) have just launched their very first vintage of Australia’s first certified organic Pinot Grigio – the Poppy Pinot Grigio 2012.

The LowDown

This is a Pinot Grigio that’s sitting right at the pointy end of the light and bright spectrum. Definitely where my Pinot G-Spot lies!

There’s lashings of lemon gelato, balanced by some gentle apple and pear notes too, with a lively, crisp finish. A great example of a true and authentic Italian Pinot Grigio (no oaking, steel barrel fermented, to be drunk young and fresh), and can be happily enjoyed with our without food.

All Spring Seed Wines are made from grapes grown in the Bosworth family’s organic vineyard, located in the premium wine region of McLaren Vale, South Australia. The vineyard was established in the early 1970’s by Peter and Anthea Bosworth, and is now owned and run by their son Joch & his partner Louise Hemsley-Smith, who began the conversion to organic viticulture in 1995.

The Spring Seed Wine labels are unashamedly inspired by vintage flower seed packets created at the turn of the last century.The “Poppy” is the inspiration for the Pinot Grigio labels.

Drink With

Thanks to it’s crisp, clean flavours, this Pinot Grigio can be enjoyed all on it’s own. But if you’re feeling snacky, then we think it’s perfect with Asian inspired dishes like bite-fuls of Kingfish sashimi with Ginger dressing, fresh Vietnamese style rice-paper rolls with tangy dipping sauces, and tofu and soba noodle salad.

Of course, it’s just as at home with Italian morsels and light pasta dishes. Whatever tickles your…erm…G Spot.


4/5 Great Wine




Price: $18.00

Available from: Better retail stores and direct from

(Review written by: Jane Thomson)