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THE CELLARS IN STOCK

Our current range of supported cellars stretch from the Tamar Valley, to Pipers River in the north, through to Launceston and Relbia in the south. There are more than 30 cellars to choose from locally and more from the far south and east wine trails. Many are part of the Tamar Valley Wine Trail - SEE MAP. On this page we have laid out a brief over view of the cellars we currently hold in stock. This should help you make an informed choice when you shop or just to learn more about what is on offer in the area and beyond.

APOGEE

Apogee was awarded Tasmanian Vineyard of the Year Award in 2013. It was established by Dr Andrew Pirie: one of Australia's most respected winemakers who has made significant contributions towards the current success of the Australian wine industry. The goal at Apogee is to produce very high quality wines from a small, hand-tended area that is operated on a commercial and sustainable basis. Dr Pirie believes that the combination of the highly researched site with the latest knowledge of terroir theory is leading to wines that are very expressive of the terroir. The vineyard utilises the latest climatology to locate a perfect ripening location for sparkling wine using the classic Champagne grapes of Chardonnay, Pinot noir and Pinot Meunier with a small amount of Pinot gris known as Fromenteau in Champagne.

ALTANESS

Mark down Altaness as a name to watch out for. Situated in the far south of the Huon Valley in Tasmania; just outside the hamlet of Cygnet. While the new estate's plantings become established, fruit has been sourced from good local growers to comprise this first release Pinot Noir, with a Chardonnay soon to follow. Ethos is toward wines of elegance and perfume, and we are delighted to introduce this new chapter of the Ferguson and Fernandez winemaking journey.

BAY OF FIRES

Nestled in Tasmania's Pipers River wine region, Bay of Fires represents the epitome of cool-climate viticulture and winemaking. Bay of Fire Wines are crafted to enhance the most pristine features of our distinctive Tasmanian terroir. Bay of Fires Wines was founded in the 1990s by a team of dedicated winemaking and viticultural professionals, who believed Tasmania would one day become the pre-eminent Australian region to produce cool-climate Tasmanian wines. The team crafts alluring wines that are distinctively Tasmanian, without compromising on consistency or quality. The wines are produced from hand-picked Tasmanian fruit, specially selected for quality and character. Each fruit parcel is kept separate so it can be constantly assessed in order to capture its unique essence at precisely the right moment.

Acidity is balanced against sweetness to create delicate Rieslings.A harmony of mouth feel and fruit flavour is achieved in our Chardonnays. And, of course, the trickiest grape of them all, Pinot Noir, amplifies its terroir beautifully and is delivered in a wine of superb complexity, structure and romance. Taste Tasmanian winemaking at its best in their Sparkling Tasmanian Cuvée, Brut and Rosé, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Pinot Noir.

BELLWETHER

Sue Bell created Bellwether, based at the 1868 Glen Roy Shearing Shed in Coonawarra, South Australia. She produces reserve wines and four of the climate change Any series range. These feature cool climate classics and the emerging Mediterranean varietals.Her wines have won numerous medals and trophies and she is was Australian Society of Viticulture & Oenology Winemaker of the year in 2014.

BROOK EDEN

Brook Eden produces single varietal wines and traditional sparkling from its beautiful site in Lebrina, Northern Tasmania. The family brings a Northern Italian tradition to its elegant wines and specialises in carefully cellared aged wines. It’s a sustainably managed vineyard and producer of elegant, true cool climate wines. From September 2018, they will be offering Italian stuzzichini from their cellar door.

CAPE BERNIER

Cape Bernier is a family-run vineyard overlooking stunning Marion Bay featuring estate grown sparkling, red and white wines.It is an ideal site for genuinely cool climate viticulture as the coastal location and maritime weather patterns ensure a frost-free spring, mild growing conditions throughout summer, and an extended cool autumn ripening period. Their easterly aspect provides extended hours of sunshine while the sea breezes of our coastal location temper the heat of summer allowing the fruit to develop balance and complexity.

CLEMENS HILL

A multi-award winning vineyard. Clemens Hill vineyard nestles into the northeast facing slopes of the ancient glacial carving that is the Coal River Valley. It sits just 75m above sea level and is cooled by maritime valley breezes while capturing the bright crystalline sun. It enjoys both shelter and exposure. Rainfall is a capricious 500mm per annum, so it is supplemented with irrigation in times of stress. The vineyard produces a fine range of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Fume Blanc and Sparkling wine.

CLOVER HILL

Clover Hill is one of Australia's principal Tasmanian Cuvées. On the site of an old dairy farm in north-east Tasmania, the magnificent Clover Hill Vineyard was established to produce superb Méthode Traditionnelle sparkling wines.

CRAIGIE KNOWE

Craigie Knowe is the oldest vineyard on the East Coast of Tasmania. Our first vines were planted in 1979, by then Hobart dentist John Austwick. He was such a pioneer of the time, with many local farmers thinking he was crazy. The philosophy is to grow exceptional fruit so the winemaker can weave his magic with minimal intervention.Call in to their rustic cellar door situated in the original winery. Enjoy a gourmet vineyard plate, cheese board or chocolate and wine experiences and have a chat to owners Sandy and Glenn while sampling award-winning wines.

DELAMERE

Grown, vinified and bottled on their Pipers River estate in Northern Tasmania, Delamere reflects their geography, passion and determination to produce world class wines. Delamere Vineyard is planted exclusively to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay on rich ironstone soils. The deep red Ferrosol soils offer great fertility, good water drainage and moisture retention, alleviating the need for irrigation. The combination of soil and site are perfectly suited to these two noble cultivars. Cool temperatures and significant sunshine hours make for ideal conditions to retain delicate aromas in our fruit.

DERWENT ESTATE

Winemaker John Schuts and Viticulturist Andrew Hanigan are producing world class cool climate wines in their new on-site straw-bale winery set on the picturesque banks of the Derwent River just 20 minutes North of Hobart. Nestled perfectly on North facing slopes which run down to the Derwent River, the vineyard has a perfect aspect for the production of cool climate wine grapes. From humble beginnings in 1992 of one variety and block, stage 1 of their planting was increased to 4 varieties and over 4.5 hectares by 1997.

FREYCINET

Freycinet Vineyard is a family-run vineyard and winery overlooking Tasmania's famed Freycinet National Park. Established in 1980 by Geoff and Susie Bull, the east coast site was selected for its ideal microclimate - long sunshine hours and lean soils that encourage vines to focus on fruit not foliage. They observe the traditional techniques of barrel fermentation and maturation. Tight-grain French oak casks are used and minimal intervention ensures the wines retain their maximum colour and flavour. The wines produced include Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling/Schonburger, Cabernet Sauvignon and the Rodenti Sparkling.

FROGMORE CREEK

The home of Frogmore Creek and Forty-Two Degrees South wines offers stunning architecture overlooking the Coal River Valley with an extensive list of premium wines on tasting. The highly acclaimed Frogmore Creek wines are from the genuine cool-climate of southern Tasmania, where their grapes benefit from a long growing season amongst our pristine natural environment. These slowly-ripened grapes develop pure fruit flavours, fresh natural acidity and are perfect for making world class cool-climate wines. Combine this with their purists approach to winemaking and their philosophy of environmental sustainability, the result.…..a seriously good wine.

GALA ESTATE

The Gala Estate farm lies in a valley on the banks of the Swan River on Tasmania's East Coast. The original farm produced flour for the gold rush and ran sheep for wool. They produce a wide range of classic cool temperate wines. Their Black Label range is the best of our Estate fruit, further elevated by extensive barrel selection and maturation. This results in stunning feminine examples of varietal wines oozing power and finesse, released approaching their best. The Gala White Label Winesare their latest vintage of delicious, generous, fruit-driven wines ready to drink straight from the vine!

GHOST ROCK

Situated on the beautiful coastline of the North Tasmanian coast, just 10 minutes from the Spirit of Tasmania terminal. The cellar door captures stunning views of its vineyards, rolling countryside and sea. The vibrant cellar door - twice crowned Tourism Tasmania's 'Best Cellar Door' - offers complimentary wine tastings and lunch featuring local artisan food producers. Surrounded by its six vineyards and with striking views over Tasmania's pristine coastline and countryside, it is one of the state's unique wine experiences.

HOLM OAK

Holm Oak is a labour of love for winemaker Bec Duffy and her husband Tim Duffy, viticulturist. Since 2013 they have followed their dream of crafting delicious expressions of cool-climate Tasmanian wines. With 20 years’ experience gained in Australia and the US, Bec approaches winemaking with precision, continually perfecting her craft to let the wines speak authentically of their place of origin. Tim is a third-generation grape grower and an agronomist with extensive viticulture experience. Their complementary skills drive their vision to produce delicious wines that reflect their home, Tasmania’s pristine Tamar Valley, and their own personalities – honest, down to earth, genuine and authentic.

IRON POT BAY

Established in 1988 in Rowella deep in the Tamar Valley of Tasmania, Iron Pot Bay Vineyard produces full-bodied cool-climate wines. With loam over clay soil, they average 50 tonne of grapes annually, and are hands on; with hand picking, manual pruning, and vine cultivating. They cover the varieties Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, with some varieties not common in small Tasmanian vineyards. Iron Pot Bay Vineyard has a passion for sustainability and is shown through the use of a lighter weighted wine bottles with an environmentally-friendly Bagasse Sugar Cane & Hemp label. The vineyard has its own water source and the use of recycled material can be seen throughout the cellar door and wine trellises.

JOSEF CHROMY

Josef Chromy OAM has been instrumental to the Tasmanian food and wine industry, having owned and developed some of Tasmania’s leading wineries including Rochecombe (now Bay of Fires), Jansz, Heemskerk and Tamar Ridge. Josef Chromy‘s state-of-the-art winery is located at Relbia, ten minutes' drive south of Launceston in northern Tasmania. Winery equipment and processes are carefully designed to respect the delicate varietal flavours of the high quality, cool-climate Tasmanian fruit. The hand-picked fruit is processed and fermenting in barrel or tank within 48 hours of being plucked from the vine.

The range produced under the Josef Chromy label showcases the varietal expression of their cool climate vineyard. Elegant, subtle and complex, these wines will reward cellaring or provide great accompaniment to food now.Pepik is our more informal range, made for everyday drinking with friends and food. Finally Zdar represents the pinnacle of wine making at the estate. Only exceptional parcels of wine are reserved for the Zdar label and the wines are extremely limited.

LALLA GULLY

Lalla Gully is located in the Pipers River wine region of North East Tasmania.
Established in 1992, The petite 44 acre Lalla Gully property is dedicated to producing cool climate aromatic white varietals and Pinot Noir. Vines are planted on elevated rich red soil slopes around the gully, acting as a natural shelter from heavy winds.

LIME KILN POINT

One of the excellent wines from Derwent Estate. Pure fresh primary fruits dominate with underlying tannins and acidity providing great support for this excellent example of early release café style Pinot Noir.

MOORES HILL

Tasmania's first 100% off grid winery on your Tamar travels. Moore's Hill is a boutique family operated wine producer located in the beautiful Tamar Valley, Tasmania. Overall, their aim is to produce wines with generous varietal character, perfect ripeness, elegant structure and natural balance. Their carefully maintained vineyard offers the perfect outing allowing you to relax, take in the gorgeous scenery and enjoy some of the finest produce the state has to offer.

NOCTON VINEYARD

Nocton Vineyard is located in the heart of the Coal River Valley, 3 kms north of the historic village of Richmond in Tasmania. The property was originally part of the Carrington Plains estate c 1814, owned by a succession of early Governors of the Colony of Van Diemans Land. As Tasmanian wines continue to grow in reputation, our Sparkling, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blancs are winning gold medals all around the world. At Nocton we proudly celebrate a Chinese Tasmanian collaboration to produce world class wines from the Coal River’s ancient soils.

PEMBROKE

Pembroke Vineyard is located at the entrance to the Coal River Valley in southern Tasmania on approximately one hectare.The vineyard grows Pinot Noir along with Riesling. The vineyard is a certified plot and has produced clonal material for distribution to the fledgling Tasmanian wine industry in its establishment phase. The vineyard was established in 1980.Pembroke Wines specialises in Pinot Noir and produces gold medal quality wine.

PRESSING MATTERS

Located only 30 mins from Hobart in the Coal River Valley, Pressing Matters Vineyard has been producing premium Tasmanian wine since 2006. They focus on two varieties, Pinot Noir and Riesling, which are extremely well suited to the cool climate of Tasmania’s Coal River Valley. They have a 7 Ha vineyard; half is planted with Pinot Noir – the remainder with Riesling. Recently they are proud to announce two new Trophies – Best Tasmanian Pinot in the 2018 Australian Pinot Challenge and Most Successful Tasmanian Exhibitor in the 2018 Royal Hobart Wine Show.

RELBIA ESTATE

Relbia Estate sources fruit from the southern end of the Tamar Valley, ten kilometres south of the historic City of Launceston in Tasmania. The family owned vineyard produces eleganr cool climate wines showing crisp acidity, complexity and intensity –ready to drink now or aged by cellar.

“I believe winemaking is a bit like sport. It combines skill, experience and precision instinct when it matters most.”

Ockie Myburgh – Winemaker

STEFANO LUBIANA

Stefano (Steve) Lubiana is a fifth generation wine maker who has carved out a niche in the Tasmanian wine industry. Steve identified the uniqueness that Tasmanian grape growing had to offer and tasted the potential for greatness. The family owned vineyard wraps itself around the picturesque foothills of the Derwent River estuary, located in the southern most island off Australia. The vineyard was established in 1990 to realise Steve’s love and ambition for the classic burgundian varieties; Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, of which the majority of his estate is dedicated to. The level of character and quality of his wines are seamlessly crafted at his renowned estate and he continues to excel with every vintage.Steve is living the ultimate biodynamic winemaker’s dream!

STORM BAY

Storm Bay wines are quality, crafted wines made to be immediately approachable and fruit driven. Made with hand-picked fruit sourced from the most renowned growing regions throughout southern Tasmania, these wines offer fantastic value for money and over deliver on quality. This label is part of the Frogmore Creek portfolio.

SWINGING GATE

After a period of 15 years the vineyard has reopened with a new identity and we can again sample the complex wines from vines that were planted over 20 years ago. Located in the premium area of the Tamar Valley, Swinging Gate vineyard sits just above the mist, with cool nights and a sunny aspect creating the perfect environmental conditions to produce premium wine.

Tamar ridge

Tamar Ridge Wines has a cellar door, vineyard and winery located in the West Tamar Valley twenty minutes north of Launceston. Resident chefs Hubert & Dan, provide fresh, seasonal platters with local & house made cheeses, salmon & charcuterie to complement the tasting experience.

The Kayena Vineyard is the cornerstone of the Tamar Ridge wines. The vineyard is planted with a range of cool climate varieties, including Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. At this working winery you will see state-of-the-art winemaking techniques, but with more than a few concessions to the traditional techniques that have served winemakers for centuries.

TOLPUDDLE

Tasmania is a remarkable place to grow grapes. The Tolpuddle Vineyard in the Coal River Valley was planted in 1988. The climate is cool and dry - ideal conditions to grow Chardonnay and Pinot Noir of exceptional quality. We believe Tolpuddle is a great Australian single vineyard.In Tasmania’s Coal River Valley region, Tolpuddle Vineyard is making arguably the greatest Pinot Noir in Australia. With an outstanding score of 99 points, 6th release of Tolpuddle Vineyard Pinot Noir is conclusive proof as it is a true vineyard expression with much refinement. Whether it’s the wildly attractive fruit aromas or the outstanding palate with fresh fruit flavors and long, helix-like tannins, this Pinot Noir is truly impressive.

WINES FOR JOANIE

Wines for Joanie have two vineyards; an established vineyard at Kayena and a young block of Pinot Noir at Glendale, planted in 2014. Northern Tasmania is blessed with a long, cool growing season, which combined with good vine health and balance can produce intense, rich varietal characters in their fruit. Their Cellar Door is tucked away on Glendale Farm behind an ageing red door in the lean-to of the old timber apple packing shed. Meander along Glendale Road and around a corner or two to discover our wines, meet Andrew and Prue, have a chat and take in the magical rural views.