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 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.
  • 15% discount and free delivery on both shipments
  • 10% discount across the range all year round (excludes special offers).
  • Complimentary tastings at Cellar Door for yourself and up to five guests.
  • Access to Martini Club events and tastings (excluding The Waitlist Allocation).
  • On joining receive two etched Riedel glasses and a bottle of Piccadilly Pinot Noir (valued at $80, excluding The Waitlist Allocation).

The Waitlist Allocation

By subscribing to The Waitlist Allocation, you are guaranteed a 6-12 bottle allocation, dependent on stock availability, of Ashton Hills Vineyard’s limited release wines each year, split into two shipments.

The 2024 allocation includes:

April Shipment
3 x Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay
3 x Piccadilly Valley Pinot Noir

September Shipment
1 x Piccadilly Valley Pinot Noir
1 x Single Vineyard Pinot Noir
1 x Estate Pinot Noir

Plus free delivery to anywhere in Australia.

You are also holding your spot on our Waitlist to become a true Pinot Aficionado, moving
up to our ‘Pinot Noir + Chardonnay’ subscription as places become available. This
allocation is our most popular, with members receiving the rare Reserve Pinot Noir, which
is sold exclusively on allocation.

$391 per annum,
in two annual instalments.

To guarantee your April 2024 shipment, join by:
April 10th, 2024
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Pinot Noir + Sparkling Rosé

By subscribing to the Pinot Noir + Sparkling Rosé pack, you are guaranteed a dozen of Ashton Hills Vineyard's limited release wines each year, split into two shipments of 6 bottles each, including:

April shipment:
3 x Vintage Sparkling Pinot Rosé
3 x Piccadilly Valley Pinot Noir

September shipment:
1 x Piccadilly Valley Pinot Noir
1 x Grower Single Vineyard Pinot Noir
4 x Estate Pinot Noir

Plus free delivery to anywhere in Australia.

$595 per annum,
in two annual instalments


Allocation Reached

Please check The Waitlist Allocation package

Pinot Noir + Chardonnay

By subscribing to the Pinot Noir + Chardonnay pack, you are guaranteed a dozen of Ashton Hills Vineyard's limited release wines each year, split into two shipments of 6 bottles each, including:

April shipment:
3 x Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay
3 x Piccadilly Valley Pinot Noir

September shipment:
1 x Piccadilly Valley Pinot Noir
1 x Grower Single Vineyard Pinot Noir
4 x Estate Pinot Noir

Plus free delivery to anywhere in Australia.

$595 per annum,
in two annual instalments


Allocation Reached

Please check The Waitlist Allocation package

The Martini Clone

Know Your Clones

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 26 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 are also 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, or for more information contact Liza at Cellar Door by calling +61 8 8390 1243 or email cellardoor@ashtonhills.com.au


  • How it works

    • The Martini Club is a wine club allocation system where members secure their annual allocation of 12 Ashton Hills’ wines by paying a fixed annual fee.
    • The Martini Club ‘Waitlist Allocation’ is available to join when the other subscription packages are full. The Waitlist Allocation guarantees members an annual allocation of between 6-12 Ashton Hills’ wines, dependent on stock availability, while holding their spot on the waitlist, until space becomes available in one of our original subscription packages. 
    • The annual allocation includes 6-12 wines over two shipments, sent in April and September of each 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 Ashton Hills Wines with two dedicated subscription shipments per year.
    • 15% discount and free delivery on both subscription shipments
    • 10% discount across the range all year round (excludes special offers)
    • On joining receive two etched Riedel glasses and a bottle of Piccadilly Pinot Noir, valued at $80. (Please note, this excludes The Waitlist Allocation) 
    • Invitation to a vineyard tour and pre-release tasting (Please note, this excludes The Waitlist Allocation)
    • Complimentary tastings at Cellar Door for yourself and up to give guests

  • FAQs

    What wines will be included in my Martini Club shipments?
    Depending on which pack you choose, your annual allocation includes a dozen wines over two shipments.
    When will my wine be shipped?
    Allocations are shipped in April and September, perfectly timed around our new vintage releases.
    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 (April and September). 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 installments, 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.
    I am a member of The Waitlist Allocation, how long will I be on the Waitlist for?
    It’s hard to say! Our Cellar Door Manager will review all membership cancellations the month before each scheduled shipment (April and September), and you will be notified if we are able to offer you a different subscription. Please note, at the moment, we are only offering places to our Pinot Noir + Chardonnay Subscription, due to availability.
    What benefits do I receive with a Waitlist Allocation subscription?
    By joining The Waitlist Allocation, you are holding your spot on our Waitlist to become a true Pinot Aficionado, moving up to our ‘Pinot Noir + Chardonnay’ subscription as places become available. This allocation is our most popular, with members receiving our much-revered Reserve Pinot Noir, sold exclusively on allocation on most vintage releases.

  • Martini Club 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 $530 (The Annual Dozen, Pinot Aficionado, Pinot Noir + Chardonnay and  Pinot Noir + Sparkling Rosé subscriptions) and a total spend of $445 for The Waitlist Allocation subscription members. Please note, if you are a Waitlist Allocation Member, and you are able to move up to another subscription within the year, you will be charged at the new subscription rate from the first subscription shipment. 

    Your nominated credit card will be charged 50% of your annual fee during the first week of each shipping month. You will be notified by email prior to each dispatch of your wine. The price is reviewed annually and any price rises are notified in writing prior to being charged.

    The Martini Club members that sign up outside of the selected dispatch months of April and September 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 September, and then you will receive your scheduled September shipment.

    If you join The Waitlist Allocation outside of the selected dispatch months of April and September, but a place becomes available within another subscription during this time, you will be notified at least two weeks prior to the next dispatch month, and invited to move up to the available subscription.  

    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 246 Ashton, SA 5137.

    Due to the nature of the Martini Club annual membership fee installments, 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.