As our vineyard has matured and our relationship and knowledge of these vines grows with each vintage, we have settled on a distinct house style of wine making. Hand picking, is followed by immediate crushing and destemming into small bins. We allow a long cold soak until a wild ferment has started, at which point we then inoculate with a Pinot yeast to ensure we carry the ferment through to finish, in the difficult seasonal conditions in this farthest south vineyard. After pressing, each wine goes through a prolonged malo lactic secondary fermentation in winter finishing with the warmer Spring conditions. Typically there is 9 months in French oak with approx 15% new and the rest 2nd- 4th year use, giving a lovely balance and texture of new oak aromatics and spice and the gentler older oak tannins.
2018 Chardonnay $60
A delicate aroma of freshly baked brioche, Leatherwood honey and sweet spices. Fine tight citrus acidity with a voluptuous palate of tropical fruits and pink grapefruit.
A mild creaminess gives the wine length and poise, the perfect complement to seared Huon salmon with a side of roasted beetroot and hazelnut salad.
2018 Unwooded Chardonnay $40
Simply delicious wine! Aromatics mellowing from flash, brash youth into a perfumed nose with hints of lemon/lime, granny smith apple and honeysuckle. Palate has satisfying mouth feel and texture with the most mouth-watering
long-lasting nashi pear and honeydew melon acidity, balancing the soft and clean finish to perfection.
A great fish wine or relax in our vineyard with a cheese platter.
2018 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc $42
Classic Sauvignon Blanc bouquet, passionfruit, passionfruit with a little hint of passionfruit. On the palate more of a banana passionfruit flavour with hints of ruby grapefruit and honey dew melon. A well balanced wine with a soft lime zest finish. Four grams of residual sugar has been left in this SB to give it a richer texture. Great with natural oysters, oysters kilpatrick, salmon tartare, orjust sit back and enjoy one of our platters with a glass of this great wine.
2017 Fumé $45
Why Fumé, well why not; this lightly oaked Sauvignon Blanc is clean and crisp. With a pale yellow hue this wine has subtle Smokey aromas, giving way to vibrant grapefruit and gooseberries with vegetal flavours of roasted tomatoes and steamed asparagus. One week in new French oak Barriques gives the wine a fine soft vanilla/buttery mouth-feel and a spicy dry finish.Pair with oysters Kilpatrick, seafood chowder and fresh Tasmanian scallops.
2016 RD Sparkling Rosé $60
This wine has been named after the sparkling personality of Ruth Dillon, my Mum whom painted all the Bruny Island paintings which are used on our labels for our wines. Ah! There is nothing like hearing the sound of a cork popping. So much fun to be had.
Chardonnay and Pinot Noir made in a Traditional Method to achieve elegance and finesse. A lovely rose gold colour, notes of apple and pear, lime zest and creamy meringue notes
finished with great balance and length.
2018 Riesling $48
Typical riesling bouquet, fresh, bright aromatics of orange and lime zest, honey suckle and ginger. The nicely rounded palate gives you honey straight up with hints of nashi pear, pineapple, nectarine, fruit salad yummy yummy!!!!! A nice balance between acid and sugar creates a smooth mouthfeel with a well balanced finish. This wine is a treat with anything spicy, our Bruny Island Tasting platter or a cheese platter.
2019 Pinot Noir Rosé $55
Our first Rosé has landed and what an outstanding wine, winning a Top Gold and a Trophy at the Tasmanian Wine Show 2020. Made from 100% Estate grown Pinot Noir grapes. Gorgeous aromas of peach, nectarine, red berries and lifted with some floral notes. Quite a complex Rosé with flavours of strawberries, raspberries and cream, watermelon and poised with great balance and length on the palate. A drink now wine.
2018 Pinot Noir $48
Bright ruby red colour, spicy aroma, vanilla and toffee apple. On the palate delicate cherry fruit overlaying some roasted beetroot, spices including, star anaise, cinnamon, nutmeg and a finely balanced layer of tannin.
The oak and fruit combining well tozgether to give this wine depth, length and finish. This wine would be a great match with seared wallaby, lamb, smoked chicken, Bruny Island Tasting platter or just enjoy with your favourite cheese.
2018 Reserve Pinot Noir $65
Oh, growing Pinot Noir is so much fun!! Different vintages can dish out such diverse styles when taking into consideration the terroir of our vineyard. Deep rich ruby red, quite savoury on the bouquet, mushroom, deep plum and hints of chocolate. On the palate straight up blackcurrant, cherry pith, vanilla, hints of allspice, chocolate, soft ripe berry flavours, black pepper, all coming together in an elegant well balanced style. Matured in French oak for 8 months. This quite full bodied Pinot Noir will reward those who choose to cellar.
Match this wine with our Island tasting platter, salmon, lamb and the list goes on and on.