Timo grew up in the Württemberg region of Germany, where his family have been making wine for more than 400 years. He studied winemaking in Australia, stayed and founded Mayer together with his wife.
Mayer is a 2.5ha farm producing hand crafted, single vineyard wine. They believe that wines are made in the vineyard and therefore try to interfere as little as possible in the natural winemaking process.
The fruit for the Pinot comes from Bloody Hill vineyard, which is south of Healesville.
After hand-picking whole bunches undergo natural ferment in open vats, with minimum intervention. Wines are then aged for 11 months in French hogsheads on lees. (light sulphites correction during blending).