Petrichor Wines

Tasmania | Tasmania

James' Review

No, it's not anything to do with the petrol industry. It is a noun meaning the scent of rain on dry soil. Kate Akmentins and Tim Hodgkinson visited Tasmania for their first wedding anniversary in 2006, and decided it was where their future lay. Three daughters, including twins, arrived, leading to the acceleration of their plans. In mid '14 they decamped from Sydney, three years later purchasing a 10ha property at Tea Tree in the Coal River Valley, with a north-facing slope, and sunshine all day. One decision they took early on was to farm biodynamically, with a polyculture business in the future, but presently involved in close-planting (1m x 1m) pinot noir, shiraz, gamay and gruner veltliner, buying a parcel of grapes from Tea Tree speaking of the Coal River Valley terroir, a purchase that will continue until their vineyard comes into production. Tim has found a role as general manager of Pooley Wines, Kate running the household, home-schooling the children and working contractually as a wedding co-ordinator.


Winemaker Tim Hodgkinson, Justin Bubb
Established 2018
Dozens 50
Vineyards (area) 1.9 ha
Opening Hours Not
Address 41 Rosewood Lane, Tea Tree, Tas 7017
Telephone 0422 437 449