It’s days like yesterday that reaffirm our love of Tasmania! Ever so close to cracking 20°C, blue skies from horizon to horizon and that tantalising hint of summer on its way.
We could have wandered down to the Micro Brew Fest at Princess Wharf, but instead we decided our time was better spent supporting one of our local vignerons, Wobbly Boot Vineyard, in launching their very first vintage!
Wobbly Boot couldn’t be situated in a more beautiful location, nestled amongst the serpentine banks of White Kangaroo Rivulet only 5 minutes from historic Richmond village. There’s even a resident platypus on the property!
A year ago Paul Williams and his family settled into their new property (shaped like a boot of course!) with a dream of producing world class wines through organic and sustainable practices. Tasmanian wine giant Frogmore Creek are located right next door, which speaks volumes as to the quality and aspect of the terroir; perfect for quality sauvignon blanc and pinot grapes!
The sauvignon blanc is the first of their wines to be ready for public consumption, and it was with much gusto that Paul, Lynda and Isaac opened their doors yesterday for a weekend full of wine tasting, nibbles and the start of what I’m sure will be a strong and ongoing engagement with the local and broader wine community.
We both really enjoyed this first taste of their 2015 sauvignon blanc ($7 per glass); it’s got the freshness of youth, great acidity and was the perfect accompaniment to the sweeping views of the Coal Valley and a small plate of sweet and savoury morsels. So much so that we came away with a bottle for later ($30)!
The pinot isn’t yet ready, you’ll have to wait until February 2016 for that vintage, but in the mean time the sauvignon blanc is the perfect summertime drop. I can quite easily picture us on the picnic rug this Christmas with a bottle from Wobbly Boot and a platter of Tasmania’s freshest oysters. A match made in heaven I’m sure.
Wobbly Boot is normally open by appointment only, so I thoroughly recommend that you make the most of the opportunity today (27 September) as part of their ‘Open Weekend’ to pay them a visit and enjoy not only their very first vintage, but the tantalising hint of some more great wines to come!
You can find Wobbly Boot at 487 White Kangaroo Road, Campania. From Richmond, take Colebrook Road to the north and you’ll see the sign on the main road pointing you in the right direction.
It all kicks off at 11am this morning, with doors closing at 5pm.
You can find out more information regarding Wobbly Boot on the website here: Wobbly Boot Vineyard
Or drop by their Facebook page for regular updates: Wobbly Boot on Facebook
We spent around two hours on the property, not only enjoying their wine but exploring the vines and banks of White Kangaroo Rivulet. It’s a great location and one that the whole family will enjoy!