Winemaking & Vineyards

Meet Our Winemaker - Liam McElhinney

Chief Winemaker

Liam is the Marlborough-born genius behind some of the world's most iconic Sauvignon Blancs, including The Ned and Saint Clair. He has won numerous awards, including a Best in Show Trophy at the Decanter Wine Awards, and a Wine of the Year Trophy at the China Best Value Wine Awards, as well as being one of the Wine Society’s Top 10 Young Winemakers.

Liam is a cool-climate winemaking expert with prior experience at New Zealand’s Marisco, Te Pa and Trinity Hill wineries; as well as working in France, Canada and the United States. He joined Tasmanian Vintners as the General Manager and Chief Winemaker in 2019.

Our Vineyards

Having lived on this land for almost 200 years, let’s just say we know a little bit about this place! With its beautiful cool climate, Tasmania is one of the greatest wine growing regions in the world. We understand the soil, the climate and nature. We listen to the land and give back to it.

OurGala Vineyardof 11 ha in Cranbrook has been an important part of sustainability on the farm. We have selected the absolute best vineyard site on our 4000 hectare property on steep, rocky ironstone with north-facing hills. Planted in 2009, with first Vintage in 2011, this is home to our current range of award winning wines.

OurCressy Vineyardof 17 ha located just south of Swansea boasts coastal influences and spectacular Freycinet Peninsula views. We are keenly anticipating our first crop in 2022. 

Our viticulturalist Marty Smith keeps an eye on vine health and the vineyard team meticulously tend to every tendril with a little help from our woolly 4 legged friends: all 10,000 of them.

We strive to grow the finest fruit in Tasmania and then pick it on the very day the vines tell us to!