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Tasmania and Floating on Air

Every year post vintage our winemaker Richard, our viticulturist Peter Wild, Al and I venture off into the great unknown and go and investigate a wine region (purely for educational purposes of course).  This is now a 3 year tradition.  Last year we were wowed by the Disneyland like features of the Hunter and the year before that we literally froze on the NZ North Island, we also could not understand the locals there.  This year it was Tasmania’s turn to educate the boys.
Boys in Tassie 2017Knowing of Tassie’s fearsome reputation for the relatively unknown grape variety of Pinot Noir, we debated in house whether or not we should wear our ‘Friends don’t let Friends drink Pinot’ T Shirts on tour.  No one was game – surprisingly.  But what we were subjected to were some of the nicest people, most amazing landscapes, incredible food and stunning wines and then there was MONA.  Here is Peter Wild after he went through the Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart – he was slightly disturbed as you can see pondering what he just saw.
Pete in Tassie 2017We asked Richard what he thought of the trip and spending time with his work colleagues and he said it made him float on air.  We’re all just big kids at heart.
Richard in Tassie 2017Cheers, Cameron