Our approach to wine-growing is all about the vineyard.
Conscientious farming with fresh, balanced fruit and expression of site.
Vineyards are leased and managed, rather than fruit simply being purchased.
Organic and sustainable practices are employed.
Attention to detail, vigilance and a soft hand.

We currently source fruit from three vineyards.

Planted by Liz McGown in 1993, the 2ha Tinderbox Vineyard is farmed solely by Max and produces Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling. The steep north-east aspect sits atop a fascinating geology of triassic sandstone and vesicular basalt. The breathtaking Tinderbox Vineyard is perched at the entrance to the d’Entrecasteaux Channel, with sweeping views across to Bruny Island and Storm Bay.

The 12ha Clarence House Vineyard, first planted by David Kilpatrick in 1998, is farmed with Max’s input and boasts several different white and red grape varieties that affords opportunities for both interesting co-ferments (our Field) and single varietal offerings. The rolling, undulating site has soils primarily derived from dolerite and basalt. Positioned in the foothills of Mt Rumney, the Estate lies in a small corridor between the Knopwood Hills and Meehan Range, located between Hobart and the Coal Valley.

Established in 2003 by Mark Hooper, the 1ha Windrush Vineyard is farmed by Max and planted entirely to Pinot Noir. Located on the fringes of suburbia 10min south of Hobart, the elevated site on Mount Pleasant enjoys vast panoramic views of Mount Wellington, South Arm & Bruny Island. The vineyard is dry farmed thanks to deep red volcanic soils rich in olivine basalt.

Our approach to wine-growing is all about the vineyard.
Conscientious farming with fresh, balanced fruit and expression of site.
Vineyards are leased and managed, rather than fruit simply being purchased.
Organic and sustainable practices are employed.
Attention to detail, vigilance and a soft hand.

We currently source fruit from three vineyards.

Planted by Liz McGown in 1993, the 2ha Tinderbox Vineyard is farmed solely by Max and produces Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling. The steep north-east aspect sits atop a fascinating geology of triassic sandstone and vesicular basalt. The breathtaking Tinderbox Vineyard is perched at the entrance to the d’Entrecasteaux Channel, with sweeping views across to Bruny Island and Storm Bay.

The 12ha Clarence House Vineyard, first planted by David Kilpatrick in 1998, is farmed with Max’s input and boasts several different white and red grape varieties that affords opportunities for both interesting co-ferments (our Field) and single varietal offerings. The rolling, undulating site has soils primarily derived from dolerite and basalt. Positioned in the foothills of Mt Rumney, the Estate lies in a small corridor between the Knopwood Hills and Meehan Range, located between Hobart and the Coal Valley.

Established in 2003 by Mark Hooper, the 1ha Windrush Vineyard is farmed by Max and planted entirely to Pinot Noir. Located on the fringes of suburbia 10min south of Hobart, the elevated site on Mount Pleasant enjoys vast panoramic views of Mount Wellington, South Arm & Bruny Island. The vineyard is dry farmed thanks to deep red volcanic soils rich in olivine basalt.