Ten years of Tolpuddle

Tolpuddle Chardonnays

All Tolpuddle Chardonnays so far released, in some rather fine glasses. Read more in A totemic Tasmanian.

Long-standing readers of JancisRobinson.com should need no introduction to the Tolpuddle vineyard in Tasmania’s Coal River Valley. We published the story about who planted it and how cousins Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith MW of Shaw + Smith came to acquire it back in 2011.

Until the cousins came along, the fruit, increasingly recognised as special, was sold off to other producers, some very famous, for their top bottlings, and the new owners honoured such contracts as were in place. The...