Wine brands increase investment in Tasmania

7th December, 2012 by Andy Young

The family behind the wine brands Jansz Tasmania and Dalrymple Vineyard has purchased around 300 hectares of land in Tasmania.

JanszThe land has been bought in the Coal River Valley near Hobart. The site includes the original Frogmore Creek Vineyard as well as adjacent land on the east face of Mount Lord.

Established by Tony and Joyce Scherer, Frogmore Creek Vineyard consists of 40 hectares of mature vineyard, mainly planted with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

It will be renamed Jansz “Parish” Vineyard, with the fruit finding an immediate home in Jansz Tasmania’s sparkling wines.

The second parcel of land will only have selected sites planted with Pinot Noir as it has “significant conservation value”. These grapes will be used for the Dalrymple Vineyard and the 10 hectare vineyard will be known as Dalrymple “Mount Lord” Vineyard.

Proprietor Robert Hill-Smith said: ““For many months our Tasmanian team has been quietly scoping the southern regions of the isle, on the lookout for high-class vineyard sites to augment the wines being produced from our existing Jansz Tasmania and Dalrymple vineyards at Pipers River.

“We have always had a plan to grow the profile of Jansz in selected cities across the world and this site will give us a much needed quality fruit source.

“We are thrilled to have purchased the vineyard from Tony and Joyce Scherer, who established Frogmore Creek in 1996 and have been managing it, and the surrounding landscape, sustainably ever since.

“Tony and Joyce’s sustainability practices mirror our own values, as set out in our sustainable winemaking and growing programmes.

“We are dedicated to continuing the conservation work established so well by Tony and Joyce, who will be our neighbours. And we look forward to continuing our friendship with them and seeking their advice.”

Approximately one-quarter of the land has been maintained under a voluntary conservation covenant, ensuring the long-term protection of several rare and endangered plant species, including the purple coral pea.

 

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