The establishment date tells you this is when Gerald and Sue Ellis picked the first grapes from their large Glenora property at the top end of the Derwent River, the vines planted in 1974. There have been four major expansions since, most recently a 10ha planting of pinot noir, chardonnay, syrah and gamay in 2016, lifting the total to 52ha, the major part fully mature vines. Meadowbank Wines opened its Meadowbank Estate cellar door and restaurant in July ’00 at Cambridge in the Coal River Valley. The wines were made next door at what is now Frogmore Creek, which had a winery but not a restaurant or cellar door; in the fullness of time Frogmore purchased the restaurant and cellar door, leaving Meadowbank to further develop its vineyards. At all times Meadowbank has supplied grapes to six or so small wineries, but leases 32ha to Accolade. Peter Dredge, having been intimately associated with the vineyard for six years, formed a partnership with the Ellis family (Gerald, Sue, daughter Mardi and her husband, Alex Dean) to relaunch Meadowbank. The Meadowbank wines from ’16 were made by Peter at Moorilla Estate from the 2ha of the vineyard set aside for the Meadowbank wines.
652 Meadowbank Road, Meadowbank, Tas 7140
0439 448 151