Tasmanian Wines
More About Winstead Winery
Neil Snare is a pioneer of Tasmanian viticulture, he established his first vineyard in 1989 and has maintained a small batch approach to his sensational wines ever since
The warm, open Bagdad Valley in Tasmania's southern midlands, thirty kilometres north of Hobart, became famous during early settlement for its bountiful apple orchards, stone fruits and pears. There is very little water in the valley and the area is frequently punished by summer droughts. Many orchards have failed over the years and the open grasslands were turned over to sheep grazing. Neil acquired four hectares of the old Winstead Farm in Bagdad Valley during the 1980s, hand chosen as an ideal place for vines, dry grown, fertile and essentially frost free. The initial success of a small test patch of fifty plantings Pinot Noir was joined the following year by four thousand, ultimately a hectare and a half of Riesling and Pinot Noir.

Tasmanian Wines by Winstead

Winstead Lot 16 Pinot Noir»
Derwent
Winstead Lot 7 Pinot Noir»
Derwent
Winstead Riesling»
Derwent
More About Tolpuddle Wines
Tolpuddle Vineyard was established in 1988, named for the Tolpuddle Martyrs: English convicts transported to Tasmania for forming an agricultural union
As the story goes, the leader of the Martyrs, George Loveless, served some of his sentence working on a property near Richmond, part of which is now Tolpuddle Vineyard. The vineyard is now planted with mature Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines, facing northeast, sloping gently up from Back Tea Tree Road. The soil is light silica over sandstone and of moderate vigour, ensuring well-balanced vines producing grapes of great flavour and intensity. Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith MW acquired the property in 2011, fully committed to seeing Tolpuddle recognised as one of Australia’s great single vineyards. In 2006 Tolpuddle Vineyard won the inaugural Tasmanian Vineyard of the Year award, reflecting the performance of this unique and distinguished site.

Tasmanian Wines by Tolpuddle

Tolpuddle Coal Valley Pinot Noir 2015»
Coal River
About the Tamar Ridge Winery
Great wines are made in the vineyard and it is the exceptional fruit grown at the Kayena Vineyard that forms the cornerstone of the Tamar Ridge and Devil’s Corner range of wines
Located on the western banks of the Tamar River, 40 kilometres north of Launceston, the Kayena Vineyard is planted to a range of cool climate varieties including Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Employing state-of-the-art winemaking techniques, but with more than a few concessions to the traditional techniques that have served winemakers for centuries, our winemaking goal is to harness the pristine fruit characters the Kayena Vineyard produces, fashioning them into individual wine styles that speak of their cool origins.
About the Stoney Vineyard Winery
Domaine A/Stoney Vineyard produces Cabernet Sauvignon that defies critics and gains applause in London wine circles
Domaine A/Stoney Vineyard is a 20ha property in Tasmania's Coal River Valley just half an hour from Hobart. Owned by Swiss-born Peter and Ruth Althaus since 1989, the vineyard is positioned in a temperate maritime climate with low annual rainfall. It is one of Tasmania's premier wine making estates and continues to receive accolades from across the globe.

Tasmanian Wines by Stoney Vineyard

Stoney Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012»
Coal River
About Stoney Rise Winery
The Stoney Rise Wine Company is a boutique vineyard and cellar door based in Tasmania’s Tamar Valley. It is the brainchild of Joe Holyman and his wife Lou
Stoney Rise was started in 2000 with an eye to produce wines that are food friendly, and offer people complex wines without too much oak, or overripe fruit characters. The name comes from a surf break in the Little Dip Conservation Park behind Robe in South Australia. After 10 years in the wine industry, as a sales rep, a wine buyer, and more recently working in wineries it was time for Holyman to make the break and do something on his own. Holyman spent time working in New Zealand, Portugal and France, as well as Tasmania, Mt Benson and Coonawarra, which has given him a broad understanding of wine styles, and how many different people make their wines.

Tasmanian Wines by Stoney Rise

Stoney Rise Pinot Noir 2015»
Tamar
More on the Stefano Lubiana Winery
After a lifetime of viticultual along the River Murray, fifth-generation winemaker Steve Lubiana searched Australia, finally settling on Tasmania for his cool-climate vineyard
Overlooking the spectacular tidal estuary of the Derwent River at Granton, 20 km’s north of Hobart, Stefano Lubiana Wines remains a family owned and operated business, focused on producing small quantities of hand crafted, cool climate, Tasmanian wines. First planted to the Burgundy varieties of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir during the spring of 1991, the vineyard has expanded over the years to its current area of 18 hectares of closely spaced vines. Plantings also comprise of Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Riesling and Nebbiolo.
About Spring Vale Wines
Spring Vale is situated at Cranbrook, north of Swansea on near the Freycinet Peninsula, otherwise described as the mid East Coast, and Spring Vale is somewhere in the middle of that
In October of 1826, William Lyne, his wife and five children arrived in Van Diemen's Land (now known as Tasmania.) Among the first of settlers, the Lynes gave names to features of importance to them, such as Christmas Point, at which they arrived on Christmas Day, immediately prior to taking up their land grant. Always a sociable family, they celebrated with their fellow settlers as soon as their first dwelling, a sod hut, was complete. Early life in the area held its fair share of challenges, which the Lynes and other pioneering families rose to meet. Further setting the scene for the continuing fascination with the East Coast of Tasmania was the early artist and author Louisa Meredith, herself the first resident of Spring Vale. From 1875, the Spring Vale property has been in the hands of the Lyne family, who have pursued farming ventures in this beautiful area on the East Coast of Tasmania.

Tasmanian Wines by Spring Vale

Spring Vale Estate Pinot Noir 2016»
East Coast
Spring Vale Melrose Pinot Noir 2016»
East Coast
More on the Pressing Matters Winery
Great friends and fellow wine loving barristers, Greg Melick and Francis Douglas, had been interested in acquiring a vineyard for many years
In 2002 Greg finally found the ideal site which consisted of approximately 14 hectares of grazing land on well-drained north east facing slopes, with cracking clay over a calciferous base. The site was also frost free. Robert Drew was contracted to establish the original vineyard for planting - which has now been planted with 2.9 hectares of Riesling and 3.8 hectares of Pinot Noir. In 2006 the demands of the expanding vineyard, and Robert Drew’s own very successful vineyard, necessitated the appointment of full-time viticulturist Paul Smart.
About Pooles Rock Wines
Poole’s Rock Vineyard was founded 1988 in the Broke Fordwich district of Hunter Valley by McQuarie banker David Clarke
Located thirty kilometres west of the main Hunter vineyard region, the original 32 hectare property is named after the monolith on its southern boundary, which in turn takes its name from a prominent local character who lived in the area over 100 years ago. Four prime hectares were planted solely to chardonnay vines, an endeavour described by legendary Australian winemaker, Murray Tyrrell, as the viticultural showpiece of Hunter Valley. David Clarke spent two years in search of this ideal site, one that would provide a suitable microclimate and alluvial soils conducive to the production of premium chardonnay. He engaged viticultural consultant Di Davidson to assist with the vineyard’s design. Development and planting commenced in spring 1988. They took meticulous care in establishing the vineyard, which is fully irrigated. The vines are now fully mature and producing remarkable quality fruit.

Tasmanian Wines by Pooles Rock

Pooles Rock Pinot Noir 2014»
Tamar Valley
About Pirie Wines
Pirie Tasmania is the latest evolution of one man's belief that Tasmania can be one of the truly great wine regions of the world
The Tamar Valley is situated in the north of Tasmania at a latitude of around 41-42° south. Approximately the same length as the Cote d'Or in Burgundy (90km) and with a similar cool, humid climate, vineyards occupy favoured N/NE facing sites predominantly along the west bank of the river. Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer are all grown here, producing fresh, extremely elegant whites. But for red wines, Pinot Noir is king. From the bright cherry and raspberry scented wines from Kayena in the Lower Tamar, to the heady truffle and black cherry aromas from the Upper Tamar vineyards at Relbia and White Hills, the variety of styles from this small region prove that the French do not have a monopoly on terroir.

Tasmanian Wines by Pirie

Pirie South Pinot Noir 2012»
Tamar Valley
Pirie Sparkling N.V»
Tamar
More About Pipers Brook Estate Winery
Established in 1974, Pipers Brook Vineyard is an award-winning, cool-climate premium winery on the north coast of Tasmania
Pipers Brook Estate is a small winery where all it's wines are estate-grown and bottled. The winery produces over ten varieties of red, white and sparkling wines under the Pipers Brook Vineyard , Pirie and Ninth Island labels. Pipers Brook Vineyard grapes are sourced entirely from within the Tasmanian appellation. Its wines are available in seventeen countries.

Tasmanian Wines by Pipers Brook Estate

Pipers Brook Vineyard Pinot Gris 2014»
Pipers Brook & Tamar Valley
Pipers Brook Vineyard Riesling 2015»
Pipers Brook, Tamar Valley
More About Ninth Island Wines
The Ninth Island Vineyard blocks sit on the 41st parallel astride Tasmania's lavish Pipers Brook and Tamar River Valley regions
Ninth Island, which is part of the Kreglinger group of wineries, acquired the immensely successful D Block Vineyard in 1993. Being located on the banks of the Tamar River this site does not have the frost risk of Tasmanian other vineyards. The view here is fantastic, and being a comparatively warm site, it is dedicated to table wine production, the backbone for Ninth Island's Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc range. It is also the source of Pipers Brook Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer and Tamar Estate (Cab/Merlot) wines. It is also the only site that is able to adequately ripen fruit if the vines are managed correctly to produce the Pipers Brook Tamar Estate Cab Merlot

Tasmanian Wines by Ninth Island

Ninth Island Chardonnay»
Pipers Brook & Tamar
Ninth Island Pinot Grigio»
Pipers Brook & Tamar
Ninth Island Pinot Noir»
Pipers Brook Tamar Valley
Ninth Island Riesling»
Pipers Brook & Tamar
Ninth Island Sauvignon Blanc»
Pipers Brook & Tamar
Ninth Island Sparkling N.V»
Pipers Brook
About the Kreglinger Winery
Kreglinger, founded in 1797 by brothers George and Christian Kreglinger is a family company which holds registration number one in Antwerp
The family's group of companies extended to Australia, establishing Kreglinger Australia in 1893. In 2000, Kreglinger (Australia) Pty Ltd diversified into wine production and marketing with the establishment of Norfolk Rise Vineyard and winery at Mount Benson in the Limestone Coast region of South Australia and the following year took majority ownership of the Pipers Brook Winery. Kreglinger Wine Estates, the producers of the internationally acclaimed Pipers Brook Vineyard, Ninth Island and Kreglinger wines has a history that encompasses over 30 years as a modern pioneer and leader of the Tasmanian fine wine industry.

Tasmanian Wines by Kreglinger

Kreglinger Vintage Brut 2007»
Pipers Brook
More About Josef Chromy Winery
From penniless immigrant to a leading entrepreneur in the Tasmanian wine, beef and property development industries, Josef Chromy OAM has certainly come a long way
Josef found a job with Goliath cement and asbestos sheeting factory at Railton in northwestern Tasmania. His first business venture as a butcher failed but his second butcher shop in Burnie flourished. Over the decades he continued to expand his business. In 1982 he acquired the Huttons abattoir and smallgoods ham and bacon business in Tasmania which gave him a large increase in market share. In 1992 Josef was named Tasmanian Executive of the year having been the major contributor to the rationalisation of seven export works to two.
About Jansz Winery
In the northeast corner of Australia's southern island state is a wine region so perfect for creating sparkling wine that it has captured the interest of French Champagne makers
Louis Roederer of Reims shared the belief that the climate of the area was ideal for the production of finely structured methode champenoise and formed a venture with Tasmania's Heemskerk to establish the Jansz operations. With a climate very close to that of Champagne, this region is known simply as Sparkling Tasmania. The Jansz vineyards lie in the Tamar Valley at the heart of Tasmania's Pipers River region.

Tasmanian Wines by Jansz

Jansz Brut Rose NV»
Pipers Brook
Jansz LD Late Disgorged»
Pipers Brook
Jansz Single Vineyard Chardonnay»
Pipers Brook
Jansz Tasmania Vintage Cuvee»
Pipers Brook
Jansz Vintage Rose»
Pipers Brook
More About Grant Burge Winery
Established in 1988, Grant Burge Wines has grown to become one of the top 10 privately owned wine companies in Australia.
The company has a strong commitment to its loyal Australian consumers and also energetically pursues overseas markets in the United Kingdom, Europe, Canada, the United States and Asia. Grant Burge is a fifth generation winemaker absolutely committed to the Barossa Valley. He strongly believes that fine wines are born in the vineyard and that vineyards are the cradle of wine quality.

Tasmanian Wines by Grant Burge

Grant Burge Helene Grande Cuvee Tasmania»
Pipers Brook
More on the Frogmore Creek Winery
Frogmore Creek Wines is one of Tasmania's most awarded wineries. Proudly family owned, Frogmore Creek sources grapes from the finest cool climate regions in Tasmania
The Frogmore Creek vineyards were founded around the principles of sustainable farming practises. The site was chosen due to it's suitability to growing great Pinot Noir, Riesling and Chardonnay. The vineyard is located at Penna which is 30 minutes drive from the city of Hobart. Critical climate indicators such as rainfall, temperature, sunshine hours and number of rain days combine in perfect balance to create an ideal natural environment for growing premium quality grapes. The property is 316 acres with 81 acres suitable for vines. The remaining land accommodates grazing, animals, dams and a large portion (almost 80 acres) is set aside for conservation projects. The current varietals include Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio.
More About Freycinet Winery
Freycinet Vineyard is situated on Tasmania's sunny East Coast, approximately halfway between Launceston and Hobart. This artisinal boutique estate produces the finest, cool climate wines
Freycinet Vineyard overlooks the spectacular Freycinet National Park area that includes the tiny holiday resort of Coles Bay and the world renowned Freycinet Peninsula. Situated on the 42° latitudinal line, Freycinet has a unique microclimate.
More About Eddystone Point Winery
Inaugurally released in 2013, Eddystone Point realises a vision to create wines that are drinkable, affordable and represent the undisputed quality of Tasmanian fresh produce
Careful vineyard selection, matching the right varietals with the appropriate subregion within the cool climate of Tasmania, are essential to ensuring fruit flavour and quality are maximised. Sourcing and nurturing fruit from across all subregions of Tasmania to produce wines that are complex and show distinct and concentrated varietal flavour. Eddystone Point range is fresh, vibrant and approachable in its youth. Eddystone Point wines are made for everyday drinking. The core of the range express concentrated varietal character with a fresh backbone of acidity, but the youth and curiosity of the Eddystone Point drinker encourages more experimental winemaking inclusion and an element of funk.

Tasmanian Wines by Eddystone Point

Eddystone Point Pinot Noir 2016»
Derwent
About the Domaine Dawnelle Winery
There are few regions that can provide the ideal terroir for Pinot Noir, Tasmania is the new frontier for artisanal winemakers in search of world class fruit
Michael O’Brien was born and raised in the Riverina, immersed in the land, farming and winemaking for many years, his earliest memories stretch back to the days of vintage festivities and the pungent grape marc aromas that filled the distillery where his grandfather made spirit. Having relocated the family to Tasmania in late 2008, with a view to determining the most desirable site, the fortuitous topography of Domaine Dawnelle was discovered in less than two years. Be it chance or the right place at the right time, a late evening prospect at Granton Heights revealed a plethora of riches so perfectly suited to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Tasmanian Wines by Domaine Dawnelle

Domaine Dawnelle Riesling 2016»
Derwent
About Delamere Winery
The dry stonewall entrance to Delamere Vineyards can be found on the Tamar Valley wine route, between Pipers River and the seaside township of Bridport
Delamere is one of the original vineyards planted in the Pipers Brook region, one of Tasmania’s longest running family owned and operated wine estates. Venture up the winding bush track, past the small quarry and a magnificent old oak tree to the rustic cellar door and winery. The devoted team here are fully focused on producing distinguished sparkling and table wines from the finest harvests of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Great value is placed on the varietal expression of these noble cool climate varieties, as well as the distinctiveness of site as reflected through the estate's wines. Through intimate knowledge of vineyard, hands on management and modern winemaking techniques, Delamere take aim at producing wines of complexity, classic cool climate structure and great character.

Tasmanian Wines by Delamere

Delamere Blanc De Blancs Extra Brut 2012»
Pipers River
Delamere Chardonnay 2015»
Pipers River
Delamere Estate Pinot Noir 2016»
Pipers River
Delamere Rose»
Pipers River
Delamere Sparkling NV»
Pipers River
Delamere Sparkling Rose NV»
Pipers River
Delamere Vintage Cuvee 2014»
Pipers River
More About Dawson James  Wines
Quality and innovation have always been the driving forces behind Peter Dawson and Tim James
The two friends met in Adelaide in 1976 when the Australian wine industry was going through tough times. Peter was a 21 year old science student from Geelong, Victoria, who'd just got his first job in the wine sector as a cellar hand at Thomas Hardy & Sons inner city Mile End winery, where Tim was the production winemaker. They struck up a remarkable friendship that has spanned three decades, and seen them work alongside each other for 20 years at Hardys before moving on in more recent times to new jobs and ventures. They have a collective winemaking experience of more than 60 years and their interest in wine runs much deeper than at career level.

Tasmanian Wines by Dawson James

Dawson James Chardonnay 2013»
Hobart
Dawson James Pinot Noir 2013»
Hobart
About Dalrymple Wines
Nestled within a cocoon of mixed vegetation and rolling hills, Dalrymple Estate enjoys a unique and seductive aspect shared by only a few boutique vineyards littering Tasmania’s Pipers River region
Dalrymple Estate is located in the Tamar Valley at Pipers River, about one hour from Launceston. This celebrated vineyard of just 12.3 hectares rises up an easterly facing slope from 100m to 160m above sea level. Discovered by Dr Bertel Sundstrup in 1987 after a long search for the perfect site, this small mature family owned vineyard produces some of Australia’s most distinctive cool climate wines.
More on the Coal Valley Vineyard Winery
Coal Valley Vineyard are a progressive, hands on, family owned and operated winery vineyard, established 1999 near the estuary of Coal River in southeast Tasmania
The story of Coal Valley Vineyard began with a passion for wine. After years of travelling and working around the world in their professional careers of biology and chemical engineering, Todd Goebel and Gill Christian were ready to get their hands dirty and realize a long held dream. Tasmania was developing a reputation as Australia’s premier Pinot Noir, Riesling and Sparkling wine producing area and this vineyard was already winning gold medals at the local wine shows for Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling. Fifteen years later, Todd and Gill are proud of what they produce and love what they do. They enjoy their work in the vineyard, making good wine and the sharing the finished product!

Tasmanian Wines by Coal Valley Vineyard

Coal Valley Vineyard Chardonnay 2013»
Coal Valley
Coal Valley Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016»
Coal Valley
Coal Valley Vineyard Riesling 2014»
Coal Valley
More on the Clover Hill Winery
Clover Hill is one of Australia’s principal Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier Cuvées
Founded by the Goelet family on the site of a former dairy farm in northeast Tasmania, Clover Hill was established in 1986 after an exhaustive search for an ideal site for the sole purpose of producing world class sparkling wine to rival that of the Champagne region. The site, with its rich soil, natural sloping amphitheatre and maritime climate, was deemed to be the perfect location to produce superb Méthode Traditionnelle sparkling wine, rivaling the great Champagne Houses of France. The 66 hectare Pipers River property near Lebrina overlooks Bass Straight and capitalises on its natural assets. The rich land, which was a mosaic of undulating hills and golden clover, is now also lined with picturesque vines dotted with a smattering of golden clover.
About Bream Creek Winery
Overlooking the breathtaking seascape of Marion Bay and Maria Island, Bream Creek is one of the first commercial vineyards planted in Tasmania
The original consortium in 1973 planted 5 hectare of vines consisting mainly of Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon, with some Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer. In August 1990, the vineyard was purchased by Fred Peacock - one of Tasmania’s leading viticulturalists. Fred’s priority was to increase Pinot Noir plantings and introduce Sauvignon Blanc and Schonburger (the first commercial plantings in the Southern Hemisphere.) The Riesling vines are now over 30 years old, some of the oldest commercial vines in Tasmania. With Fred’s dedication and passion, the vineyard is now a 7.5 hectare showcase of premium Tasmanian varieties.
About Brands Laira Wines
The Laira Vineyard was established in 1893 on the Coonawarra’s famous terra rossa heartland
Brands Laira is today widely regarded as one of the region’s best plantings of Shiraz. With Shiraz being the only wine grape planted in Coonawarra from 1900 to 1950, the variety has played an important role in establishing Coonawarra’s international reputation as Australia’s pre-eminent red wine region.

Tasmanian Wines by Brands Laira

Last Horizon Tamar Valley Pinot Noir 2015»
Tamar Valley
More on the Bay of Fires Winery
Bay of Fires was born of a desire to make cool climate wines of classical structure, combining fruit intensity with refinement, complexity and persistence of flavour
The group winemaking team at Hardys identified, back in 1994, the regions they believed would make cool climate wines of classical structure, combining fruit intensity with refinement, complexity and persistence of flavour - the ultimate expression and grape and region. Tasmania's potential for the production of classic, cool climate grape varieties was clearly evident. Their vision has come to fruition with the success of Bay of Fires, Tigress and Arras.

Tasmanian Wines by Bay of Fires

Bay of Fires Pinot Chardonnay NV»
Pipers Tamar Coal Derwent
Bay Of Fires Pinot Noir 2014»
Coal Derwent
Tigress Pinot Chardonnay N.V»
Tamar & Coal Rivers
Tigress Sauvignon Blanc 2007»
Pipers Brook Rokeby Tamar
Tigress Sparkling Rose N.V»
Tasmania
More About Arras Wines
Australia's most industry respected sparkling wine specialist lead the Hardy winemaking team in 1988 to embark on a journey to craft an exceptional Australian sparkling wine equal to the world’s best
For more two decades, the House of Arras have been identifying and developing the ideal vineyard sites for world class sparkling wines. This journey has led the House of Arras to call the ancient soils and cold climate of Tasmania home. The cold climate, pristine environment and ancient soils are perfect for crafting world class sparkling wine. Tasmania's climate is significantly cooler than the mainland, with long summer daylight and maritime influences, which are Ideal conditions for long, slow and consistent fruit development. The House of Arras sources fruit from many outstanding vineyards in southern Tasmania and the south east coast.

Tasmanian Wines by Arras

Arras Blanc de Blancs»
Pipers Brook/Tamar River
Arras Brut Elite NV»
Arras EJ Carr Late Disgorged»
Pipers Brook/Tamar River
Arras Grand Vintage 2008»
Pipers Brook Tamar River
Arras Rose»
Pipers Brook/Tamar River