Harrison's

Tasmania | Northern Tasmania

James' Review

This is very definitely a labour of love, with no intention of getting a financial return on the vast amount of knowhow being accumulated on the new clones of pinot noir coming from Burgundy via the Dijon University/Bernard clonal selection trials. The work that Duncan Farquhar has done was a central plank in the establishment of the Tasmanian Pinot Noir Forum in 1998, and ongoing research thereafter. Another unique feature of the operation is that it is in a new Tasmanian district, 60km further east than the Pipers Brook vineyards, but more inland than Pipers Brook. It has one particular advantage - abundant water from the Winnaleah irrigation scheme - even though in the normal course (after the establishment period) the vineyards do not require irrigation.The wines are made in the Dysart winery of David Calvert, who has a similarly small pinot noir-focused vineyard called Bonnie Vue. For the time being hands-on management of the vineyard has passed to Marc McLaughlin, while Duncan has moved to Wagga Wagga and lectures at CSU in vineyard establishment.

Details

Rating
Winemaker Duncan Farquar, David Calvert
Established 2002
Dozens 150
Vineyards (area) 0.3 ha
Opening Hours By appt
Address 565 Racecourse Road, Winnaleah, Tas 7265
Telephone 0438 585 148
Website www.hpinot.com