Bruny Island Premium Wines is situated on Bruny Island in Tasmania's south. Carved from bush and pastureland on the outskirts of the settlement of Lunawanna this is Australia’s southernmost vineyard.
Richard and Bernice Woolley bought the Wayaree Estate property in 1997, establishing their vineyard the following year, planting 2500 Pinot Noir and 1500 Chardonnay vines. In 2008 they extended the vineyard to 6000 vines.
The vineyard is set on a gently-sloping site with a sunny north-westerly aspect. In an ideal season, Tasmania’s calm, clear autumn days are perfect for the slow fruit-ripening conditions needed to create premium cool-climate wines.
The two-hectare block is well-protected by an encircling electric fence –wallabies and possums love the Woolleys’ grapes almost as much as the growing numbers of people who have discovered the wonderful cool-climate wines that are grown, made and bottled by hand on the estate.
The wines have won several medals, the latest being:
2009 Chardonnay won Bronze at the Tasmanian Wine Show 2010
2009 Pinot Noir won Bronze at the Australian Small Winemakers Show 2010
The Cellar Door, opened in 2007, features timber from the original vineyard site, and offers tastings and sales. Open most days from 1100 to 1600, Richard and Bernice welcome appointments and group bookings.Visit Website
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