Clover Hill Vineyard is in Tasmania’s Pipers River, an area
becoming acknowledged as the premier source of sparkling
wine in Australia. It is ideally suited for growing the “holy
trinity”of sparkling varietals; chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot
meunier. The 66-hectare property overlooking Bass Strait
has a similar climate to the Champagne region of France,
with mild autumn temperatures with maximums in the low
20°C and minimums around 10ºC. The climate creates a long
ripening period, which allows the fruit to accumulate intense
flavour balanced with fine acidity. Vines are close-spaced and
planted in deep, red volcanic soil in a frost-free amphitheatre,
orientated north/south to maximise sunlight exposure.
Clover Hill is one of Australia's principal chardonnay, pinot
noir and pinot meunier cuvées. In 1986, on the site of an old
dairy farm in north-east Tasmania, the magnificent Clover Hill
Vineyard was established by the Goelet family. Their aim was,
and still is, to produce superb sparkling wine using traditional
French methodology. Since its debut vintage in 1991, Clover
Hill has gained a reputation for its uncompromising quality, its
elegance and finesse, and its distinguished Tasmanian style.
Clover Hill's commitment to excellence has been recognized
with numerous awards, including Tasmanian Vineyard of the
Year, and Winestate's Australasian Sparkling Wine of the Year.