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We stock local Bream Creek Vineyard wines

Planted in the early 1970s, Bream Creek Vineyard is one of the longest established commercial grape production blocks in Tasmania and is arguably one of the most picturesque in Australia. Situated near the East Coast on the same latitude as Hobart, the vineyard enjoys a northeasterly aspect overlooking Marion Bay and Maria Island - just north of the Tasman Peninsula.

The original five hectares was planted mainly to Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon, with smaller areas of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. As the planted area has grown, so has our range of varieties. Traminer is now produced along with the rarely encountered but elegantly flavoursome Schonburger. In recent years Sauvignon Blanc has been planted with considerable early success, receiving awards and praise from the discerning public. Perhaps the flagship of the Bream Creek Vineyard is the Pinot Noir. This variety has become a favourite of vignerons throughout Tasmania, indeed the state has established itself as one of the premiere producers of this delicate yet intensely flavoured variety. Bream Creek Pinot is considered by many to be one of the top ten statewide. This is echoed by recent prestigious awards on the national stage at the Sydney wine show where the current vintage, 2001, was given a gold medal. It is drinking well now and will improve over the coming years.

Bream Creek Vineyard enjoys a very long, mild growing season with no risk of damaging Spring or Autumn frost. This long ripening season, coupled with the age of the wines, results in the production of grapes with intense varietal fruit flavours, an attribute reflecting in the quality of our wines. While our main pickings occur in late April and May, it is not unusual to finish picking Riesling in early June.

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