Our smart new Estate labels seemed to strike a chord with everyone at last weekend’s Tasmanian Red Wine Weekend on Hobart waterfront where the 2014 Merlot and 2014 Pinot were on show. Looking great to us.
If you’re anywhere near Pontville, TAS on Sunday Nov 8th, be sure to call into Twelve Stones restaurant! Red+White will be operating our cellar door featuring our wines for tastings & sales 🍷🍸
& don’t forget the lovely Lauren OKeefe will be playing outside from about 1:30pm.
If you miss out on a table just grab one of our picnic rugs & enjoy something from our bar & snack menu on the lawns.
The 34ha Nocton Vineyard was planted in 1999 on gentle, north-east facing slopes of dolerite-based soils over a free-draining calcerous and Triassic sandstone subsoil.
As in Burgundy, home to the great pinot and chardonnay vineyards of France, limestone runs through the valley and was mined in the early days. It is the combination of these soils and substrata that we believe imparts the great depth of colour and much of the character and texture typically displayed in our wines.
The word Nocton was first recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086, and appears to be derived from the Scottish term for ‘farmstead where wethered sheep are kept’.
Nocton Vineyard is located in the heart of the Coal River Valley, 3 kms north of the historic village of Richmond. The property was originally part of the Carrington Plains estate c 1814, owned by a succession of early Governors of the Colony of Van Diemans Land.