Tolpuddle Vineyard in the Coal River Valley region of Southern Tasmania was established in 1988; taking its name from the Tolpuddle Martyrs; English convicts transported to Tasmania for forming an agricultural union.
Martin Shaw, Michael Hill Smith MW and Matthew Hill Smith purchased the vineyard in 2011 with a vision of making Tolpuddle one of Australia's great single vineyards. The vineyard is planted with mature vines, the cool and dry climate ideal conditions for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir of exceptional quality.
The wines of Tolpuddle Vineyard have cemented themselves in the top tier of Australian producers. The incredible success in such a short time is a credit to the highly skilled team lead by Senior Winemaker Adam Wadewitz, sharing a commitment to grow the highest quality chardonnay and pinot noir that best express the site and region.