Sinapius

Tasmania | Northern Tasmania

Our Review

Vaughn Dell and Linda Morice purchased the former Golders Vineyard in 2005 (planted in 1994). More recent vineyard plantings include 14 clones of pinot noir and 11 clones of chardonnay, as well as small amounts of grüner veltliner, pinot gris, pinot blanc, gewurztraminer, riesling and gamay. The vineyard is close-planted, the density up to a backbreaking 11,110 vines per hectare, with the fruiting wire 40cm above the ground. The wines are made with a minimalist approach: natural ferments, basket pressing, extended lees ageing and minimal fining and filtration. Tragically, Vaughn died suddenly, days after celebrating his 39th birthday, in May 2020. Australia has lost a winemaker of ultimate skill and vision shared by a small handful of others.

About

Vaughn Dell and Linda Morice purchased the former Golders Vineyard in 2005 (planted in 1994). More recent vineyard plantings include multiple clones of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, as well as Grüner Veltliner, Gamay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer and Riesling. The newest plantings include Ribollo Gialla. The vineyard is close-planted, with most blocks planted at 10,250 – 11,000 vines per hectare. The wines are made with a minimalist approach: natural ferments, no additions, extended lees ageing and no fining and filtration.

Specialities

Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Gamay, Grüner Veltliner, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Blanc,. Riesling, Ribolla Gialla

Cellar Door

Information

Wine Tasting and Sales only

Hours

Mon-Fri: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sat & Sun: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Public Holidays: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Stockist Information

Distribution Information

TAS: Fine Drop Wines - Ryan O'Malley 0428 379 877 info@finedrop.com
VIC: Moor St Wines - Tony Nowell 0438 335 000 tony@moorstwines.com
NSW: Vinous - Tim Stock 0418 544 001 tim@vinous.com.au

Details

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Winemaker Vaugn Dell, Linda Morice
Established 2005
Dozens 200
Vineyards (area) 4.3 ha
Opening Hours Mon-Fri 11-5, w’ends 12-5
Address 4232 Bridport Road, Pipers Brook, Tas 7254
Telephone 0418 998 665
Website www.sinapius.com.au