Mapleton Vineyard is situated near the hamlet of Tea Tree within the Coal River Valley. The vines are grown on three distinct sites capturing the unique terroir of the property. With its rich clay and loamy soils, combined with the area's renowned cool climate, the vineyard produces fruit of outstanding quality that is handcrafted into a selection of exceptional premium wines that are unmistakably Tasmanian. Light colour and big powerful pungent lime-leaf fruit, underlined by a pheonic grip. A big strong wine. Citrus pith. Chewy. A food wine!
Coal River Valley
Mapleton Vineyard, situated near the hamlet of Tea Tree in the Coal River Valley Wine Region, is owned by the Laing family, Paul and his parents Denis and Kathryn. The vines are grown on what was originally three adjoining properties, Mapleton, Woodlands and Lynwood. The first property, Mapleton, was purchased by Paul in 2004. Paul and Denis had often discussed the idea of planting a vineyard on Mapleton, given its ideal aspects of gently rolling northern facing banks and rich dolomitic soils, but it wasn’t until 2014 that the thoughts became a reality.
The first planting of 1 hectare of Pinot noir was initially planned to be followed by a further 4 hectares the following year. An exciting opportunity arose, however, to purchase the neighbouring property known as Woodlands. Woodlands has approximately three of its hectares in vines, the first of which are plantings dating back to 1992. When the Laing family acquired the property the vines had been in a serious state of neglect for many years. Today, after several years of hard work and a lot of TLC, the vines are once again producing some truly amazing fruit including Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and a small amount of Cabernet.
Lynwood was purchased six months after Woodlands and Kathryn and Denis now call that property home. Lynwood has 4 hectares of vines including, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling, all planted in 2003. These vines had also been struggling for some time to produce fruit and in 2017, after the first year under new management, only a small quantity of Pinot Noir was harvested and bottled.