Fruit we farm, sites we advocate, wines we make. Growing stories in southern Tasmania.
Max and Siobhan met at the Gnadenberg Church on the Hill of Grace. Wine, it would seem, was in their future. They galavanted around the globe, making wine in NZ, France, Germany and Oregon. On return to their roots in Australia, they settled in Tasmania.
Anim is a family affair, named after daughters Audrey, Niamh and Imogen Marriott. Small in scale, huge in scope, equal parts creative outlet and dedicated pursuit. The key theme is farming responsibility across sites they lease and oversee in southern Tassie. The wines sell out quickly. They don’t make much.
Our approach to wine-growing is all about the vineyard. Conscientious farming with fresh, balanced fruit and expression of site. Vineyards are leased and managed, rather than fruit simply being purchased. Attention to detail, vigilance and a soft hand.
We currently source fruit from three vineyards.
Planted by Liz McGown in 1993, the 2ha Tinderbox Vineyard is farmed solely by Max and produces Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling. The steep north-east aspect sits atop a fascinating geology of triassic sandstone and vesicular basalt. The breathtaking Tinderbox Vineyard is perched at the entrance to the d’Entrecasteaux Channel, with sweeping views across to Bruny Island and Storm Bay.
The 12ha Clarence House Vineyard, first planted by David Kilpatrick in 1998, is farmed with Max’s input and boasts several different white and red grape varieties that affords opportunities for both interesting co-ferments (our Field) and single varietal offerings. The rolling, undulating site has soils primarily derived from dolerite and basalt. Positioned in the foothills of Mt Rumney, the Estate lies in a small corridor between the Knopwood Hills and Meehan Range, located between Hobart and the Coal Valley.
Established in 2003 by Mark Hooper, the 1ha Windrush Vineyard is farmed by Max and planted entirely to Pinot Noir. Located on the fringes of suburbia 10min south of Hobart, the elevated site on Mount Pleasant enjoys vast panoramic views of Mount Wellington, South Arm & Bruny Island. The vineyard is dry farmed thanks to deep red volcanic soils rich in olivine basalt.
We are always eager to meet and chat with our customers.Our business is our home, so while five star cellar door hospitality may be lacking, we are only too happy to arrange vineyard and wineryappointments. In the past we’ve enjoyed the company (and jovial work ethic!) of our members during harvest – always a wonderful time to visit.Please call, email or write for any further information.