Riversdale Estate

Tasmania | Southern Tasmania

James' Review

Ian Roberts purchased the Riversdale property in 1980 while a university student, and says he paid a record price for the district. The unique feature of the property is its frontage to the Pittwater waterfront, which acts as a buffer against frost, and also moderates the climate during the ripening phase. It is a large property, with 37ha of vines and one of the largest olive groves in Tasmania, producing 50 olive-based products. Five families live permanently on the estate, providing all the labour for the various operations, which also include four 5-star French Provincial cottages overlooking the vines. A new cellar door and French bistro opened in Jan '16. Wine quality is consistently good, and can be outstanding.

About

Riversdale Estate is multi-award winning single estate located in the heart of the Coal River Valley. Planted in 1992, Riversdale is known for producing wines of character that appropriately reflect the unique terroir of its location. Riversdale is situated in a unique micro-climate alongside the Pittwater Reserve, the only Estate to have such frontage to a maritime climate. Riversdale produces labels which include Estate & Stellar Reserve collections with the ambition to create the purest expression of Riversdale. In 2020 a $7 million winery was built that harnesses innovative French technology & gravity to aid in the search for the purest expression of Riversdale Estate. Riversdale Estate is 100% Tasmanian Family Owned & 40 hectares in size.

Specialities

Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Syrah, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon

Cellar Door

Information

Riversdale Estate's boutique Cellar Door overlooks the estate vineyards towards the picturesque Pittwater in the Coal River Valley. Staff take guests through a large selection of current vintage & museum listed wines, tastings are free of charge!

Hours

Mon: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Tue: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Wed: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Thu: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Fri: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Sat: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Sun: 10:00am to 4:00pm

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Food

Information

Riversdale Estate lamb, Traditional English High Teas & European House made Gateaux

Cuisine

Casual French Bistro style menu

Hours

The French Bistro is open Friday to Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm

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Accommodation

Information

French Provincial self contained cottages over looking the vineyard

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Stockist Information

Distribution Information

SA: Pure Wine Company
QLD: Pure Wine Company
NSW: The Wine Company
VIC: AWA
TAS: Riversdale Estate Wines

Details

Riversdale Estate Logo
Rating
Winemaker Jasper Marais
Established 1991
Dozens 9000
Vineyards (area) 37 ha
Opening Hours 7 days 10-5
Address 222 Denholms Road, Cambridge, Tas 7170
Telephone (03) 6248 5555
Website www.riversdaleestate.com.au