Riversdale Estate has one of the largest plantings of this important Australian variety in Tasmania; cool climate Shiraz is called Syrah and Riversdale Estate produces a lovely almost Christmas-cake like element through their wine. Medium bodied and very silky, this wine finishes with a long, lingering finish.
Coal River Valley
Riversdale Estate is a 120ha mixed farming operation owned by husband and wife team Ian and Wendy Roberts. The property is located at Cambridge, in southern Tasmania’s renowned Coal River Valley, overlooking Pitt Water, and with the internationally significant UNESCO Ramsar wetland of Pitt Water and Orielton Lagoon a little further beyond. Nearby is the University of Tasmania’s Mount Pleasant Radio Observatory. Riversdale Estate’s 38ha vineyard was first planted to vines in 1991. Today, it produces award winning single vineyard wines in addition to select parcels of wine grapes that are sold under contract to some of Australia’s leading wine companies. In creating our own Riversdale Estate and Roaring 40s products, we look for inspiration to the great vineyards of northern Europe. Our aim is an elegant, food-friendly wine with complex aromas and flavours, satisfying texture, persistent aftertaste, and low residual sugar.