Ashton Hills

The Martini Club

Are you a Pinot Aficionado? The Martini Club is for ardent devotees
of Ashton Hills Pinot Noir

Wine Club

Member Benefits

Ashton Hills is a boutique Pinot Noir producer that makes wines in highly limited volumes. The reason – we make our wine only from our small, dry grown vineyard in Piccadilly Valley and a couple of small parcels from selected vineyards nearby. Inspired by Stephen’s favourite Pinot Noir clone, The Martini Club guarantees your allocation each year and provides the following benefits:

  • Secure your allocation of the new vintage releases with two dedicated shipments per year.
  • Special pricing and free delivery on both shipments!
  • 2 x Ashton Hills etched Riedel glasses on joining
  • 10% discount across the range all year round (excludes special offers)
  • Invitation to a vineyard tour and pre-release tasting



The Pinot Aficionado

As a true Pinot Aficionado, you will be guaranteed a dozen of Ashton Hills Vineyard's limited release Pinot Noir wines each year, split into two shipments of 6 bottles each, including:

May shipment:
4 x 2017 Piccadilly Valley Pinot Noir
1 x 2016 Estate PN
1 x 2016 Reserve PN

October shipment:
3 x 2017 Estate Pinot Noir
3 x 2017 Reserve Pinot Noir

Plus free delivery to anywhere in Australia.

$550 per annum,
in two annual instalments
To guarantee your May 2018 shipment, join by:
May 10th, 2018
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The Annual Dozen

By subscribing to the Martini Club's Annual Dozen, you are guaranteed a dozen of Ashton Hills Vineyard's limited release wines each year, split into two shipments of 6 bottles each, including:

May shipment:
3 x Salmon Brut Sparkling Pinot Noir
3 x Piccadilly Valley Pinot Noir

October shipment:
3 x Estate Pinot Noir
3 x Reserve Pinot Noir

Plus free delivery to anywhere in Australia.
 

$500 per annum,
in two annual instalments
To guarantee your May 2018 shipment, join by:
May 10th, 2018
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About

It’s not by chance that Ashton Hills is regarded as one of the finest producers of pinot noir in the country. Nor a surprise that James Halliday calls it the “most distinguished site in South Australia for pinot noir”.  The former brussels sprout garden that Stephen George converted to vine back in 1982 has been a labour of love and a testament to one man’s obsession with a single grape variety.

Over the years, Stephen has planted and experimented with 25 different clones of pinot noir!

While the usual suspects – such as 777 –  prospered in the dry grown site, there was one particular clone from the path less travelled that survived and thrived.

The Martini clone is lesser known in Australia, its origins being the USA rather than France, home of the more popular burgundian clones. But for Stephen it became something of a signature and a critical component of the Estate and Reserve Pinot Noir, consistently “making the grade” in terms of classification and contributing to their staying power, a quality that is the hallmark of Ashton Hills.

For true pinot lovers, The Martini Club is your opportunity to ensure your allocation each year of these limited release wines at a member’s only price. You will also be invited to exclusive tastings and events as conducted by Ashton Hills at our cellar door or interstate.

Join now to secure your allocation today and become a part of The Martini Club.




  • How it works

    • The Martini Club is a wine club allocation system where members secure their annual allocation of six new vintage release wines by paying an annual fee of $500.
    • The annual allocation includes a dozen wines over two shipments; three of each of the new vintage release of the following wines: Piccadilly Valley Pinot Noir, Salmon Brut Sparkling Pinot Noir, Estate Pinot Noir and Reserve Pinot Noir.
    • We send a six pack twice per year to your doorstep, anywhere in Australia, with free delivery.
    • You have your own online profile where you can manage your account, place additional orders and maintain your personal details.

  • Benefits

    • Secure your allocation of the new vintage releases
    • Secure your allocation of the new vintage releases with two dedicated shipments per year.
    • Special pricing and free delivery on both shipments
    • 2 x Ashton Hills etched Riedel glasses on joining
    • 10% discount across the range all year round (excludes special offers)
    • Invitation to a Vintage Vineyard Tour, Tasting and Long Lunch with Stephen George

  • FAQs

    What wines will be included in my Martini Club shipments?
    The annual allocation includes a dozen wines over two shipments; three of each of the following wines: Piccadilly Valley Pinot Noir, Salmon Brut Sparkling Pinot Noir, Estate Pinot Noir and Reserve Pinot Noir.
    When will my wine be shipped?
    Allocations are shipped in May and October, just in time for the silly season!
    Where does Ashton Hills ship to?
    Ashton Hills ships wine anywhere within Australia.
    I will be away during the next shipment, what can I do?
    If you’re going to be away at the time of a shipment, you can re-route your wine to a different address that will be able to receive it on your behalf. Just log in and edit your shipping details for the current shipment. Alternatively, you can contact us to discuss other options.
    Can I add more wine to my next shipment?
    We’d love you to! Just send our team an email confirming the additional wines you’d like to purchase at cellardoor@ashtonhills.com.au or call (08) 8390 1243 and we’ll sort it out for you.
    Can I track my Martini Club shipment?
    You sure can! Once your order has been lodged with Australia Post, you will receive an email with your tracking number. Once you have the tracking number, log on to the Australia Post website to get an estimated delivery date and see where your wine is.
    When will my credit card be charged?
    For each shipment, your card will be charged during the first week of the month that the biannual shipment is due (May and October). Please ensure your credit card details are kept up to date on your online profile so that you can receive your wine on time.
    Are my account details security protected?
    Yes, absolutely, we have a SSL certificate that protects all your information online.
    What if I need to cancel my Martini Club subscription?
    We’d hate to see you go! Due to the nature of the Martini Club annual membership fee instalments, should you want to cancel your annual Martini Club membership, you can do so only after you have received your total annual allocation. Just contact us to discuss your options, and to suspend or cancel your membership.

  • Terms & Conditions

    To become a member of The Martini Club and receive the benefits, you must be 18 years of age or older and live in Australia.

    By joining The Martini Club you are making a financial commitment to receive two deliveries of wine annually.

    There is no fee to join.

    The Martini Club membership is for a rolling 12 month period from sign up, with a total spend of $500.

    Your nominated credit card will be charged during the first week of each shipping month. You will be notified by email prior to each dispatch of your wine.

    The Martini Club members that sign up outside of the selected dispatch months of May and October will receive the next following scheduled shipment. For example, if you join The Martini Club during June, your credit card will not be charged until the first week of October, and then you will receive your scheduled October shipment.

    We aim to dispatch your wine around the 15th of each shipping month. Deliveries are made via Australia Post and must be signed for by a person 18 years or older. Delivery is generally made within 7-10 business days.

    Unless specified beforehand, wine will not be left unattended by Australia Post. A calling card will be left and you will need to collect your shipment from your local post office. Ashton Hills and Australia Post take no responsibility for wine left unattended.

    To ensure your wine reaches you, please keep your personal, delivery, and credit card details up to date via your online profile at ashtonhills.com.au, or call us on (08) 8390 1243.

    After 12 months, an email will be sent advising automatic renewal of your annual Martini Club membership at the next shipment date, unless you advise Ashton Hills Vineyard otherwise via email to cellardoor@ashtonhills.com.au or via post to The Martini Club PO Box 145, McLaren Vale SA 5171.

    Due to the nature of the Martini Club annual membership fee instalments, should you want to cancel your annual Martini Club membership, you can do so only after you have received your total annual allocation.

    By joining The Martini Club, you are agreeing to receive communication from us. This may be in the form of email, post or telephone.

    Stock availability, wine prices and terms & conditions are subject to change at any time.

    Have another question? Simply call us on (08) 8390 1243.