Clover Hill

Tasmania | Northern Tasmania

James' Review

Clover Hill was established by Taltarni in 1986 with the sole purpose of making a premium sparkling wine. It has 23.9ha of vineyards (chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier) and its sparkling wine quality is excellent, combining finesse with power and length. The American owner and founder of Clos du Val (Napa Valley), Taltarni and Clover Hill has brought these businesses and Domaine de Nizas (Languedoc) under the one management roof, the group known as Goelet Wine Estates. Exports to the UK, the US and other major markets.

About

Established in 1986 on the site of a former dairy farm in Pipers River, North-Eastern Tasmania - Clover Hill’s rich land was a mosaic of rolling hills and golden clover. Now lined with picturesque vines, a smattering of golden clover can still be seen peeking out amongst the vines. With cool-climate conditions and its ancient, volcanic red soil, the 66-hectare site was selected as an ideal location to produce outstanding vintage sparkling wine.

Clover Hill’s award-winning wines have garnered critical acclaim since the winery’s inception, even winning the hearts of Royal guests. Clover Hill was selected as one of only four iconic Australian wines to be served to Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh during an Australian visit, as well as being selected for Princess Mary’s wedding celebration in Denmark.

The first Clover Hill sparkling wine, the 1991 vintage, was made entirely from chardonnay grown on the premium sparkling vineyard in the Pipers River region of Tasmania. Today, when Clover Hill has an exceptionally high quality chardonnay vintage, they draw on this experience, to blend the ‘Clover Hill Blanc de Blancs’. The experience and dedication of the Clover Hill winemaking team has resulted in accolades and high scores across each vintage, and Tyson Stelzer’s now acclaimed ‘Best Blanc de Blancs’ in Australia.

Details

Rating
Winemaker Robert Heywood, Peter Warr
Established 1986
Dozens 12 000
Vineyards (area) 23.9 ha
Opening Hours 7 days 10-4.30
Address 60 Clover Hill Road, Lebrina, Tas 7254
Telephone (03) 5459 7900
Website www.cloverhillwines.com.au