We started this wine on our family estate at Marion’s Vineyard which was once an apple and pear orchard dating back to the 1800’s. The old apple shed on the property housed boxes full of apple labels for negociants who purchased fruit and then sent it off to England by boat. After making a curry of a wine from estate varieties that was too good to sell as clean skin we came up with the Beautiful Isle range which are delightful, affordable wines that are drink now!
Beautiful Isle Wines is a boutique winery in Tamar Valley, Tasmania. Our labels are a celebration and tribute to the Tasmanian apple crate art of the 1930’s. Delicious wines in bright and colourful attire.
My husband (and wine making partner) and I had some odds and ends in the winery from the Marion’s Vineyard estate, which we blended together on the tasting bench for fun. We liked it so much we blended it to tank and bottled it. There was a white and a red estate grown field blends with no home for them. So that is when we decided to give a home to Beautiful Isle Wines and had an artist incorporate the art of the Haven and Beautiful Isle labels. These two labels are iconic in fruit label art and are two of the brightest, friendliest apple crate art prints we found in the old apple shed. They fit our wines perfectly. The brand has grown and we now source exceptional fruit from many vineyards in the Tamar Valley. The word ‘Fancy’ was used in the 1930’s to indicate top quality fruit. Fancy Wine! Fancy That!