Located on the east facing shores of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel in beautiful Southern Tasmania, just 30 minutes from Hobart, Trial Bay Estate is in one of Australia’s most exciting Pinot Noir regions. Our premium single vineyard Pinot Noir is the result of minimal intervention through the wine making process combined with exceptional produce, to allow pure expression of our unique terroir.
Trial Bay Estate is a boutique vineyard encompassing approximately 2 acres producing exclusively Pinot Noir. The original block of vines were planted at Trail Bay Estate in 1997, with a second block of vines planted in 2007. Our fruit is handpicked, our vines are hand-pruned and we follow organic viticulture practices, striving to build a healthy living soil to support premium fruit production.
Nick and Saskia became the proud owners of Trial Bay Estate in 2019. Having decided to relocate to Tasmania from the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria to escape the rat race, Nick and Saskia were looking for a few acres where they could have their horses when they stumbled across Trial Bay Estate. Nick fell in love with the house and garden, Saskia got her horse paddocks, and the vineyard was a bonus.
Having a background in horticulture, Nick took to viticulture quickly and handles most of the day-to-day work in the vineyard himself.
Our goal is to produce the highest quality fruit to make a Pinot Noir that reflects its unique terroir and that can be enjoyed by everybody.
Pinot Noir 2020 is our first vintage, in what was a cool, low-yielding season. A fine, elegant wine, this Pinot Noir has pronounced berry characters with savoury notes delivered by wild fermentation. Fresh oak with a hint of toast in the aroma leads to a rich and embracing palate. Only 869 bottles produced. Enjoy now or cellar for up to 8 years.