Since 1987 the Dalrymple vineyard in Tasmania, has crafted some of Australia’s most distinctive cool climate Chardonnay and Pinot NoirNestled in a cocoon of mixed vegetation and rolling hills, Dalrymple enjoys a unique and seductive aspect shared by only a few boutique vineyards scattered across Tasmania’s Pipers River region. The vineyard’s easterly aspect, which overlooks the Bass Strait – the wild sea which separates Tasmania from the mainland – combined with the site’s red basalt soils and cool sea breezes, all combine to create a perfect equilibrium for growing premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
First discovered by Dr Bertel Sundstrup in 1987, after a long search for ‘the perfect site’, this small, mature family-owned vineyard produces some of Australia’s most distinctive cool climate wines.
In December 2007, the vineyard was acquired by the Hill-Smith family. With the site already planted with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, proprietor Robert Hill-Smith has invested in re-planting with clonal material from the Yalumba Nursery to ensure the vineyard continues to produce some of Australia’s finest cool climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.