Pecorino wine in Australia

Pecorino is a white wine variety, originally from the Adriatic coast of Italy. It is now used by a few Australian winemakers.

Pecorino at Primo Estate in the McLaren Vale RegionPecorino at Primo Estate in the McLaren Vale Region

The name derives from the Italian word for sheep, hence is shares its name with a popular ewes milk cheese.  Pecorino's home is the Marche region of Italy and was not appreciated by most of the wine world until recently.  Now it has become more popular and is now attracting the attention of a growing number of growers, producers and consumers in Australia.

Pecorino wines are often crisp and dry with pronounced herbal aromatics.  Occasionally it is used in blends, but it is more often used as a straight varietal.

As there are only a few Australian producers it is included in the Rare Ozzies book. 

Hint: You can lean more about rare varieties by using the #rareozzies hashtag in search engines and social media.

Australian Producers of Pecorino

  • Amadio Adelaide Hills
  • Bike and Barrel Alpine Valleys
  • Chalmers Heathcote
  • De Iuliis Hunter Valley
  • Fox Creek Wines McLaren Vale
  • Jamsheed Yarra Valley
  • Matriarch and Rogue Clare Valley
  • Parish Hill Wines Adelaide Hills
  • Primo Estate McLaren Vale
Last updated 21 July 2022

There are just a few producers this far but the quality of the wines being produced is such that there is sure to me more in the near future.

Pecorino white wine producers in AustraliaPecorino white wine producers in Australia

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