Tolpuddle Vineyard

Tasmania | Southern Tasmania

Our Review

If ever a winery was born with blue blood in its veins, Tolpuddle would have to be it. The vineyard was established in 1988 on a continuous downhill slope facing northeast; in ’06 it won the inaugural Tasmanian Vineyard of the Year Award. Michael Hill Smith MW and Martin Shaw are joint managing directors. David LeMire looks after sales and marketing; Adam Wadewitz, one of Australia’s brightest winemaking talents, is senior winemaker. Vineyard manager Carlos Souris loses nothing in comparison, with over 30 years of grapegrowing in Tasmania under his belt and an absolutely fearless approach to making a great vineyard even greater. Exports to the US, the UK, Canada, Denmark, China, Japan and Singapore. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Exceptional wines from a great Tasmanian vineyard, first planted in 1988 to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The Tolpuddle vineyard was purchased in 2011 by cousins Michael Hill Smith and Martin Shaw with the aim to make wines that capture the excitement of Tasmania and the cold dry climate of the Coal River Valley. The wines are crafted by talented winemaker Adam Wadewitz and his team.


Winemaker Adam Wadewitz, Martin Shaw
Established 1988
Dozens 2800
Vineyards (area) 28 ha
Viticulturist Carlos Souris, Murray Leake
Opening Hours At Shaw + Smith
Address 37 Back Tea Tree Road, Richmond, Tas, 7025
Telephone (08) 8155 6003