|When Johann Gramp planted his vines along the banks of Jacob's Creek in 1847, he was less preoccupied with the making of history but more concerned with the selection of rootstock and fruit, his choice was Shiraz. Jacobs Creek still retain access to some of the oldest vines in Australia and can call on harvests of the finest Barossa Shiraz every year. Jacobs Creek»|
|Bridgeland is one of the most picturesque properties in Margaret River. Originally prime farmland, it boasts one of the largest dams in the region, approximately a kilometre in length and covering eighteen hectares. Streicker»|
|A passionate, family owned and operated winery who've been rewarded with highly coveted Royal Melbourne Gold for their impressive Langhorne Creek reds. Temple Bruer have been waving the magic wand with their brilliant efforts at Merlot, scoring further medals at the Small Winemakers and Rutherglen Wine Shows. Temple Bruer»|
|The wines of Wignall were met with resounding success from the first release, inaugural vintages saw amazing results, attracting conspicuous gold medal and trophy victories. Fruit driven and voluptuous to drink, Wignall have refined the style of their Albany grown Cabernet Merlot to be perfect for today's palates. Wignalls»|
|Widely regarded as one of New Zealand's leading winemakers, Alan McCorkindale has over three decades experience at crafting some of the South Island's most memorable vintages. McCorkindale's efforts have claimed many trophy and gold at prestigious competitions including twice International White Wine of Year at the distinguished London International Wine Challenge. Munamuna»|
|Paringa Estate has established an unassailable repute over the last twenty years as one of the leading small winery vineyards in the country, named Australian Winery of the Year by James Halliday. Paringa Shiraz won a total of six trophies including Best of Show at the 2006 Royal Sydney, sweeping the field with five Gold Medals and five Trophies, including the prestigious Best of Show and Best Shiraz at the 2009 Royal Sydney, as well as Best Shiraz Trophy Royal Melbourne. Paringa Estate»|
|Brookland Valley Estate made a conspiuous impression through their stirling efforts at Cabernet Merlot when they claimed several significant trophies, including the hotly contested Qantas Best Wine of Show. Expressing fully the generous palate structure and aromatic richness of the stylish Margaret River Cab Merlot accord, beautifully perfumed, bramble flavoured wine, brimming with the quality and elegance which has earned Brookland Valley Estate a five star reputation. Brookland Valley»|
|Glenrowan is a place of great natural endowments, it grows the finest fruit and hosted a famous gold rush. Glenrowan has remained quarantined from any exchange of viticulture since the 1890s, a felicitious quirk of history which has preserved the provenance of some great old vineyards. Baileys Glenrowan»|
|An assemblage of clones MV6 Pinot Noir from the Mount Gisborne vineyard at Macedon, alongside Pinot clone D5V12 from Chanter’s Ridge at Woodend. A mix of whole bunches and gently destemmed fruit are treated to a traditional, wild indegenous yeast open top ferment, hand plunged thrice daily, befor pressing to French oak hogsheads for completion of malolactic and fourteen months maturation. Bress»|
|Peter Lehmann has always been Riesling's most outspoken advocate, he has claimed best Riesling trophy at the prestigious London International on more occasions than any other, he declares Riesling to be his wine of choice if marooned on the proverbial desert island. Early picking of fruit from a superior single vineyard in the salubrious climes of Eden Valley has produced a fresh, lively Riesling, expect this captivating wine to exhibit genuine charm and offer great longevity as it narrowly missed being bottled behind Lehmann's flagship Riesling label.. Peter Lehmann»|
|A Coonawarra Shiraz of elegance and finesse, Penley's vintages are regularly awarded with prestigious international trophies and accolades, outclassing some of the nation's icon wines. A splendid effort exhibiting generous varietal fruit and spiced pepper, perfumes of good French oak and plenty of flavour. Penley Estate»|
|The highly opportune Pinot Noir vines at Bird In Hand are planted on the site of an ancient gold mine, a godsend of fortuitously fertile soils, magnificent growing conditions for stellar quality Adelaide Hill wines. Fermented in own bottle and aged five years on lees in true Méthode champenoise, the term of extended maturation imparts luxurious biscuit notes, chantilly crème and frais de bois. Bird In Hand»|
The Pooley family have been passionate about making fine wine for generations, their long standing commitment is your assurance of uncompromising quality
Pooley Wines were established 1985 when the late Denis and Margaret Pooley planted ten rows of Riesling and seven rows of Pinot Noir on their 16 hectare farm at Cooinda Vale in the Coal River Valley of southern Tasmania. Margaret Pooley remained the chief executive of Cooinda Vale Vineyard until well into her nineties. She was a hardy Scot and could be found tending vines during the coldest Tasmanian winters. The family’s love of wine was ignited many years ago after he and Margaret arrived in Tasmania from England, way back in 1954. Denis became a founding member of the Hobart Beefsteak and Burgundy Club, there were only six members and it was Hobart's most exclusive social club. Three generations of the Pooley family have since worked alongside each other in the estate vineyards, until matriarch Margaret's passing in 2010.
Coal River Valley produces some of Australia’s finest wines and the Pooleys are one of its longest established growers. The original Cooinda Vale vineyard is ideally positioned facing northeast overlooking Coal River. On the 43.5 Latitude line, the vineyard is planted on northeast facing slopes between 80 and 100m above sea level. This is a unique microclimate, being well protected from prevailing winds but still highly influenced by maritime conditions. The long growing season, which can extend into May, with high sunshine hours, predominately winter rainfall and the occasional frost and snow, combine to provide an excellent condition for cool climate grape varieties, such as Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio, Riesling and Chardonnay. Warmer summer daytime temperatures and clear autumn days contribute to this site proving to be rewarding for Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
Pooley's Belmont House is a stately old manor, located close to Richmond in Coal River Valley. It was built of sandstone blocks, quarried from Butchers Hill by convict labour in 1832. Similar stones from the same quarry were used to construct Richmond Bridge, Australia’s oldest bridge still in use, built in 1823.
Butcher’s Hill Vineyard at Richmond was established 2003. The addition of a second Single Vineyard site to Pooley Wines has provided depth and diversity. Located on the steepest slopes in Coal River Valley, only 3km from Frederick Henry Bay, the afternoon sea breeze and prevailing winds off the roaring 40s ensure smaller variations between day and night temperatures.
Recognised for their modern, environmentally focused approach to leading viticulture practices, Pooley Wines have achieved status as Tasmania’s first and only, fully accredited Environmentally Certified Sustainable Vineyard. Along with constant care to minimise the impact of farming practices across the vineyards, the Pooley Wines viticultural philosophy is simple. From ground to grape and grape to glass, at the heart of all they do, their actions must never lose focus on providing the most environmentally sustainable approach to viticulture. Generations of tomorrow may benefit from the skills and experience of what was learned today. Pooley Wines are also proud to have received the prestigious Tasmanian Royal Agricultural Society Vineyard of Year Award, in recognition of the winery’s outstanding quality of estate made wines. Pooley have amassed a truly breathtaking tally of Trophied and Gold Medals at significant national industry competitions.