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“In 2002, we began our search for a vineyard from which to pursue our dreams, it was with the intention of making world class Shiraz.”

The Journey:
Jason Brown was raised in his family’s fine wine business and during his years in retail, developed a love for wines of elegance, brightness and finesse. This was at a time when Australian wine was known largely for producing big, bruising, “blockbuster” styles.However, JB believed there would be increasing interest in more expressive, medium bodied, elegant wines..
By 2002, JB was looking to break away from the family business and follow his heart into wine making. He & wife Alecia wanted to make a mark; bringing something new to the already rich landscape of Australian wine making. They embarked on an Australia-wide journey to find the perfect vineyard. Their checklist included mature vines, a cool climate (or high elevation) and most importantly, uncharted waters. JB’s fascination with potentially redefining perceptions of a region (or State) ultimately led them to Hilltops in 2004..
The now ‘Moppity Vineyard’ was already 30 years old then but it was another 11 years of trial and refinement before its true potential began to crystalize..
‘We referred to the vineyard as a sleeping giant – there was so much untapped potential when we purchased the vineyard in 2004. We have invested heavily in time and money, we are constantly listening to the vineyard and making improvements, and we still know the best is yet to come; that’s what makes the journey more exciting.’ Jason Brown
The Rewards;
After years of focussed viticultural, Moppity Vineyards has found its voice. It has emerged from one of Australia’s smallest wine regions to claim some of the biggest prizes in wine making..
And we’ve done this by focussing on the vineyard and ensuring that the site is more clearly expressed in the wines. We want the individual flavours of each block to be identified in the finished wine. That ‘Moppity-ness’ is the vineyard’s unique DNA, it’s what not only separates us from wines of other vineyards and regions, but also what binds our wines, just like members of a family..
As winemaker, JB sees his job as keeping the terroir talking and making the winemaker imprint as transparent as possible. It’s obviously working, Moppity Vineyards has claimed over 1,000 Trophies and Medals between 2009 – 2016.

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Hilltops wine region

“In 2002, we began our search for a vineyard from which to pursue our dreams, it was with the intention of making world class Shiraz.”

The Journey:
Jason Brown was raised in his family’s fine wine business and during his years in retail, developed a love for wines of elegance, brightness and finesse. This was at a time when Australian wine was known largely for producing big, bruising, “blockbuster” styles.However, JB believed there would be increasing interest in more expressive, medium bodied, elegant wines..
By 2002, JB was looking to break away from the family business and follow his heart into wine making. He & wife Alecia wanted to make a mark; bringing something new to the already rich landscape of Australian wine making. They embarked on an Australia-wide journey to find the perfect vineyard. Their checklist included mature vines, a cool climate (or high elevation) and most importantly, uncharted waters. JB’s fascination with potentially redefining perceptions of a region (or State) ultimately led them to Hilltops in 2004..
The now ‘Moppity Vineyard’ was already 30 years old then but it was another 11 years of trial and refinement before its true potential began to crystalize..
‘We referred to the vineyard as a sleeping giant – there was so much untapped potential when we purchased the vineyard in 2004. We have invested heavily in time and money, we are constantly listening to the vineyard and making improvements, and we still know the best is yet to come; that’s what makes the journey more exciting.’ Jason Brown
The Rewards;
After years of focussed viticultural, Moppity Vineyards has found its voice. It has emerged from one of Australia’s smallest wine regions to claim some of the biggest prizes in wine making..
And we’ve done this by focussing on the vineyard and ensuring that the site is more clearly expressed in the wines. We want the individual flavours of each block to be identified in the finished wine. That ‘Moppity-ness’ is the vineyard’s unique DNA, it’s what not only separates us from wines of other vineyards and regions, but also what binds our wines, just like members of a family..
As winemaker, JB sees his job as keeping the terroir talking and making the winemaker imprint as transparent as possible. It’s obviously working, Moppity Vineyards has claimed over 1,000 Trophies and Medals between 2009 – 2016.

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Our Vineyard

“Hand Crafted, High Elevation, Single Vineyard Wines”

On first inspection, it’s evident that the Moppity site in Hilltops, Southern NSW has a similar climate and elevation to its closest neighbours in Murrumbateman – a region that has already successfully etched its name as a great wine producing region. But dig a little deeper and you will see strong parallels between the soil at Moppity (which is sandy and shallow, rocky/gravelly granitic and free draining), and that of Coté Rôtie in Northern Rhone, which also has granitic, powdery, rocky, free-draining soil. This soil is perfect for Shiraz, which is a high vigour variety; forcing the vines to work harder to seek out water and nutrients. This restricts vigour and yield, whilst concentrating flavour and building character and personality in the fruit. Could this be why Moppity is the only NSW winery to have won the Great Australian Shiraz Challenge (and won it twice; 2016 & 2014)?.
The vineyard, under the ownership of Jason and Alecia Brown (since 2004), has certainly emerged, claiming some of the most coveted prizes the wine industry has to offer, both in Australia and Internationally (and not just for Shiraz). The Browns have always acknowledged how much of that success, has been underpinned by the site itself..
It really is special and unique within the Hilltops wine region; not just because of the atypical soil, but also because of our higher elevation (600m). Less than1% of Australia’s viticultural land is at an elevation of 600m or more. The high elevation produces a combination of warm days and cool nights. The vines work hard during the day and shut down at night. This constant “on/off” cycle results in greater flavour concentration with lower sugar/alcohol and higher natural acid levels, creating wines with more balance and refinement..
The vineyard is also one of the largest in the region, at 170 acres there is an endless mix of blocks which are planted to various clones, with a variety of aspects and soil types. Jason and Alecia, have managed to release the true potential of the site, unlocking a kaleidoscope of flavour and textural profiles, allowing the vineyard to speak through the wines, revealing a harmonious union of power and elegance.

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Our Reclassification Programme

“Our ‘top-down’ approach leads to better wines throughout the range”

What is Reclassification?
When we purchased the now ‘Moppity’ vineyard it was always with the intent to make a world-class wine; not multiple labels at various price points. The mature vineyard with its gnarly old vines was perfect for ultra-premium wine production, except that it was considerably larger than we needed..
So now, all of our fruit starts out as Reserve but we’ll only ever make a maximum of 400 cases (of the Reserve’s), meaning the excess is reclassified to the tiers below. In a sense, there’s Reserve wine in every ‘Moppity’ wine..
How does it Work?
To make a Reserve Wine you need to apply high-end, expensive and intensive viticultural practices. This is normally applied to just a few blocks because the low yields maximise the cost but that’s always justified by the increase in quality..
At Moppity Vineyards, we wanted to build more personality and complexity into the Reserve wines. For this, we needed more components.
So from 2009, we’ve applied the same expensive viticultural practices and low yield targets to the entire vineyard; streamingevery block to Reserve level. At 170 acres, Moppity Vineyard has a magical mix of unique blocks, planted to various clones on undulating terrain with a variety of aspects, elevations and soil types. In the right season, any of the thirty blocks is able to produce Reserve grade wine; each with its own unique personality..
The Outcome?
By utilising all of the fruit on the vineyard, we’ve unlocked a kaleidoscope of flavour and textural profiles that have enabled us to build much more complex Reserve wines.
In addition to that, we have also created much stronger ‘brands’ by funnelling the excess fruit into our other labels. It’s certainly not the ‘normal’ approach, but it works for us, especially whenleading wine critics from Australia and abroad herald the wines as;

The Reserve Range

“undoubted excellence” & “an unforgettable taste experience” – James Halliday

The Estate Range

“these could stand up to the best in the World at prices 3 to 5 times higher” – James Halliday

The Lock & Key Range

“exceptional value for money” – James Halliday

The Twelve Signs Range

“Brilliantly priced” & “fruit expressive…very enjoyable” – Sam Kim Wine Orbit

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Do you have a cellar door?

I’m afraid not, at this stage our primary focus is on the vineyard. We are committed to a continued effort, to invest and improve upon our site because we see so much potential in it. And to be honest, we enjoy being low-key (probably why it’s taken us 5 years to create this website)!

Where can I buy your wines?

We make small batch artisanal wines, and we choose to work with independent outlets that share a similar passion for quality over profit. You won’t find any of our wines in any of the supermarket superpowers, our philosophies are far too far apart (like ying and yang), but if you would like to contact us via orders@moppity.com.au or 02 6382 7997 we can tell you where your nearest outlet is, and now you can buy wines direct from our website.

If I buy from your website, when will my wines arrive?

Delivery times are between 7 to 10 business days depending on your address.

Can I have my wine delivered to a PO Box?

Yes, we can deliver your wine to a PO Box.

Can the courier leave my wine if I’m not there to sign for it?

Yes, you can opt to have your wine left without a delivery signature however, Moppity doesn’t accept any responsibility for wines once they’ve been delivered by the courier company.

If you aren’t home at the time of delivery, and you haven’t opted for your wine to be left unattended then it will be redirected to your local post office and a delivery notification will be left in your letterbox.

Which delivery company do you use?

Our preferred courier is Australia Post (depending on freight rates and delivery times) but others may be used upon request – please contact us for more information via orders@moppity.com.au or 02 6382 7997

Is my Purchase insured?

Goods are insured within freight charges against physical damage or loss to a maximum of $300 per carton. If you require additional insurance please contact orders@moppity.com.au or 02 6382 7997 for rates.

By placing an order through this website you agree to the following trade terms and conditions:

Ordering your Wine
There are laws in Australia that do not allow a winery to sell wine to anyone who isn’t 18 or older. By placing an order you confirm that you are at least 18 years old

Placing your Order
There is a one case (12 bottle) minimum order. For orders less than 12 or for overseas freight, please contact the winery on + 61 2 6382 7997 or orders@coppabella.com.au

Moppity offers free freight within Australia for orders of two cases or more. All prices are inclusive of GST. When you have placed an online order, an email receipt will be sent to your email address. You can also order by printing and completing the print order form and returning it to us.

Payment Security
Payment will be made via Paypal. Providing the most secure payment system available
Details of your wine order, contact details and delivery instructions will not be given to anyone

Delivery Timetable
Your order will be delivered by a courier company selected or Australia Post. Delivery times will depend on your delivery address. But please notify us if it isn’t received within 10 days. Please notify us of any delivery problems via phone or email;02 6382 7997 or orders@moppity.com.au

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