Season's Greeting

Winter greets us with demands for renewed attention to soil and vines. This is time for pruning, shaping the architecture of the vine for the new Spring ahead, time for laying out mulch to lock-in soil moisture and add organic matter, and time to test current soil structure, chemistry and biological material for replenishment after Vintage 2018.

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Vintage 2018 will deliver fruit-driven pinot noir table wine ahead, and a bountiful reserve for our future offering of NV Sparkling Rose. 

Our previous harvests have laid the base for an exciting release of the NV Sparkling Rose for enjoyment from Spring 2018.  We are delighted with responses to early tasting; our peers have praised our award-winning vineyard for grounding a NV Sparkling Rose with great promise.

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 Our 2017 Sparkling White is into its second year on lees, as we follow through with our contribution to the reputation of Tasmania in its offerings of finest sparkling wine, produced by traditional method.

Vintage 2018 Sparkling White is in the care of our winemakers, attentive to temper the blend to optimise its promise.

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Our warmest congratulations for the team at Abel Labels! Their printing of the bottle labels of our 2016 Pinot Noir won them a 2017 Diemen Award from the printing industry - Well Done!

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Delighted to share some recent reviews!

A beautiful bright crimson in colour. Rich maraschino-like sweet / sour cherry notes are complexed some savoury leathery elements; a very rich and perfumed aroma. Sweet mid-palate fruit dominates immediately; silky soft tannins are in perfect harmony with the fruit in this wine. A great natural acid spine adds to this wine's length and contributes to the excellence balance. A complex Pinot Noir to be enjoyed slowly!

- Gasworks Cellar Door, Hobart

This is a promising vineyard. The wine has plenty of depth and weight as well as pinosity. Spicy smoked meat nuances with dark cherry and herbal/stemmy characters, plus a bite of acidity and tinge of bitterness.  It has the weight to carry all of this with aplomb.

Gourmet Traveller Wine

Medium to light red/purple hue; smoky meaty charcuterie-like aromas, attractive, oak-kissed and complex. There are sulfides and smoky oak combining on the nose, while the palate is medium to full-bodied and quite savoury, with stemmy flavours and red fruits, a bite of acidity which enlivens the whole thing. Good, and has potential to improve with a little age. Very good pinosity.

Huon Hooke, The Real Review

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Releasing soon... our NV Sparkling Rose!

Warmly, Harry Rigney and Susan Denny, producers

Harry Rigney