Tasmania is a remarkable place to grow grapes, so in early 2011 we set off for a look and ended up buying a vineyard. 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 will be a great Australian single vineyard.
Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith MW
2017 Tolpuddle Vineyard Chardonnay
2018 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards
Douglas Seabrook Trophy for Best Single Vineyard Wine
Francois de Castella Trophy for Best Young White Wine
Chardonnay of Show
Kym Ludvigsen Trophy for Viticultural Excellence - awarded to Tolpuddle Vineyard Manager, Carlos Souris
2017 Tolpuddle Vineyard Pinot Noir
99 Points - James Suckling
"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 has truly impressed us."