B U S I N E S S F E A T U R E
A third-generation grape growing and wine making tradition.
Award winning Pooley Wines is an absolute must on your list of Coal Valley to-dos. The cellar door is just south of Richmond Village in the stunning sandstone coach house and stables at Belmont Lodge, a grand heritage listed home built in 1832.
The Pooley family have been growing grapes in the Coal Valley since the mid-1980. It all started at their property Cooinda Vale, near Campania. Then in 2003 with the purchase of Belmont Lodge, they established Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio, Riesling grapes on the north facing side of Butchers Hill as well. Today they are leaders in the viticulture industry and produce some of Australia's finest wines.
Whenever I walk into Pooley's cellar door I think of moments when I have travelled in places like France and Italy and imagine how incredible it would be to live near such a beautiful place. Then I realise we are so fortunate that we do! You have to come and experience it for yourself. Try the sparkling... it's my fave.
F I E L D N O T E S
The grape varieties grown at Pooley Wines are Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Grigio.
Along with a wine tasting you can have a delicious local cheese, antipasto or salmon platter.
On the weekends you can have wood fired pizza, yummo!
Pooley's vineyard is Tasmania's only fully accredited environmentally certified sustainable vineyard, by ENTWINE Australia.
You can join their wine club. There's no joining fee and some great discounts.
Pooley's host a vineyard walk to the top of the vines on Butchers Hill, with views over Richmond Vallage.
At the cellar door there is a beautiful lawn, lawn-games and bean bags for lazing on with a glass of wine.
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