“Pipers Brook has long made compelling, sinuously tannic and long-lived Pinot Noirs over the course of their history. In fact, those from the mid to late ’90s remain among the best ever tasted from Australia.” – Ned Goodwin, Australian Wine Companion, 2017
“Tasmania, now the source of a lot of exciting wines, only really got going in 1974, when Andrew Pirie planted Pipers Brook, with the first wine released in 1977.” – Jamie Goode, Wine Australia, 2017
Established in 1974, Pipers Brook has been producing wines for more than 40 years from its position in the heart of northern Tasmania. A long history of producing pure, elegant wines marks this trail-blazing winery, today the leading producer in a wine region that the rest of the world is only beginning to discover. The grapes are grown across seven distinct sustainably-farmed vineyards. The soil here is predominantly volcanic and mineral-rich, and the vineyards are cooled by the maritime breezes that blow over the chilly island. The array of sites allows Pipers Brook to produce a wide range of expressive, sought-after wines that are a world away from the rest of Australia: traditional method sparkling, Chardonnay, aromatic whites, and Pinot Noir. With a preference for old French oak and natural yeast ferments, this is hands-off winemaking with expressive, nuanced results.