90 Points - Halliday Wine Companion 2021
Our Chardonnay speaks of it's terrior. Fragrant white peach and white nectarine aromas fill the glass with tiny nuances of apple also adding complexity. The palate displays all the what the bouquet presented; wonderfully textured medium bodied white stonefruits and apple. Finishing long and clean, enjoy with scampi or white flesh fish on the BBQ.
Fran Austin & Shane Holloway
The Ridge North Lilydale
Owner's Harry Rigney and Susan Denny's lovely corner of the world is their North Lilydale 50-acre property located at 1000 ft. above sea level. Such is its elevated position, that it boasts glimpses of Bass Strait some distance to the north and on clear days inland to the snow caps of Cradle Mountain. Within the property, their 2 hectare north facing vineyard site is uniquely positioned. On its frost- free slopes, the alpine effect of cooling temperatures at night contrasts with much warmer daytime temperatures when the 6000 vines bask in full sun; completely protected by the surrounding foothills of Mount Arthur. It's a magic formula; 1000 feet above sea level + cool nights + warm days contributes to the perfect “terroir” for Sparkling. The Royal Agricultural Society of Tasmania awarded their property the 2017 Best Small Vineyard and the runner up Vineyard of The Year in 2017. The future looks very rosy indeed!