Great wines are made in the vineyard and it is the exceptional fruit grown at the Kayena Vineyard that forms the cornerstone of the Tamar Ridge and Devil’s Corner range of wines. Located on the western banks of the Tamar River, forty kilometres north of Launceston, the Kayena Vineyard is planted to a range of cool climate varieties including Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The vision for Tamar Ridge is to produce premium quality wines highlighting the flavour, structure and elegance that are the hallmarks of true Tasmanian cool climate winemaking.
Kayena vineyard in the Lower Tamar Valley has some bony and sandy soils including some gravelly patches. It is fairly maritime due to its proximity to the river on three sides of the vineyard, and produces Riesling of great quality and character.
White Hills vineyard at the top of the Valley was planted in 2004 across both higher and lower slopes. It has dark cracking soils over gravel and very favourable aspects. The elevated blocks were made for sparkling wines and are living up to our expectations. The lower slopes are starting to produce Pinot Noir with real depth and fine tannin structures.
Coombend Vineyard on the East Coast of Tasmania looks across Moulting Lagoon and Great Oyster Bay to The Hazards in Freycinet National Park. Plantings began in 2004 and are still going.