Ossa Wines

Tasmania | Tasmania

Our Review

Rod and Cecile Roberts retained the best consultants in the state when their 20ha Ossa vineyard was planted and the first wines made. Winemaking Tasmania is a custom crush and ferment facility providing birth-to-bottle care. Their desire for sustainability resulted in an entirely solar-powered structure; removing noxious plant species, fencing wildlife zones; and cleaning waterways. The vineyard wasn't in bearing in 2020, so they sourced small parcels of chardonnay (175 dozen), pinot noir (250 dozen) and sparkling (35 dozen), and the first wine ex the estate Belbrook Vineyard was chardonnay ’21 (85 dozen). All of which made the ’20 Pinot Noir, winning Best Wine at the Australian Pinot Noir Challenge ’21 (and a second trophy for Best Tasmanian Wine) akin to a fairy tale. -JAMES HALLIDAY

About

The Ossa wines journey began when Rod and Cecile Roberts purchased their 600ha farm on the East Coast of Tasmania. Both from multi-generational farming families, their Belbrook vineyard, between Cranbrook and Swansea in Tasmania, is the first vineyard the Roberts family have owned and nurtured.

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Winemaker Liam McElhinney
Established 2021
Dozens 550
Vineyards (area) 20 ha
Viticulturist Jay Dillon
Opening Hours Not
Address 100 Crossins Road, Swansea, Tas 7190 (postal)
Telephone 0447 404 469
Website ossa.wine