14635 Tasman Hwy
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Owners Michael and Kerry Dunbabin are sixth generation Tasmanian wool farmers who decided to plant grapes on their 1800 hectare property in 1992. A site was selected and planting has continued ever since with 12 tectares currently under vine. A cellar door was built in 2007 and this is open to visitors 7 days a week.
The Dunbabin family still run a large flock of sheep and do quite a lot of broad acre cropping, but the vineyard has become the family’s passion producing outstanding aromatic wines from their wonderful site.
The extensive plantings produce Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Rose, Pinot Noir, Iced Riesling and Sparkling wines.
The nose is complex with honey and toasty yeast aromas. A rich and complex wine made in a traditional French vintage style with good length, persistent flavour &creamy texture, with a crisp dry finish. It is noted for its fine bead and persistent bubbles. This sparkling wine has spent three years on yeast lees which ensures a wine of great character, made from 50% Pinot Noir grapes and 50% Chardonnay.
Laura-Named after the owners’ daughter, the Laura Sparkling Rosé is made from 100% Pinot Noir fruit in the traditional French method. Although a single vintage wine, it doesn’t spend long on lees as it is intended to present with fresh and vibrant character. A lovely delicate pink blush colour in the glass with the all-important fine bead. Aromas of ripe strawberries and rose florals, which follow onto the palate with refreshing soft fruit notes of summer berries and a hint of brioche. Subtle fruit sweetness up front is framed with soft lingering acidity providing a dry and persistent finish.
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