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
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
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.