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.
Today Tolpuddle are producing some of Australia's leading examples of these Burgundian varieties. Made in very small quantities, the Tolpuddle Pinot Noir and Tolpuddle Chardonnay are highly sought after by lovers of premium Australian wine.