2012 TASMANIAN VINEYARD OF THE YEAR
Pooley Wines is proud to have received the 2012 Tasmanian Vineyard of the Year Award, given annually by the Royal Agricultural Society of Tasmania in association with Wine Tasmania and the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture.
POOLEY WINES has an historical property and two separate vineyards in the Coal River Valley in southern Tasmania. The Coal River Valley has developed a worldwide reputation, and is ideally suited, for the production of cool-climate wines such as Pinot, Riesling and Chardonnay.
Members of the Pooley family have been actively involved in the business for three generations. Their longstanding passion and commitment to fine wine are your assurance of uncompromising quality.
Belmont Lodge – a fine two storey Georgian stone house – was built in 1832 by a Hobart wine dealer, Benjamin Guy.
A book of the finest private colonial estates in Tasmania, by Alice Bennett and Georgia Warner, was published in 2009. Belmont Lodge is one of the 26 properties featured.
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ANOTHER FIRST FOR TASSIE
Pooley Wines has become the first Tasmanian vineyard to achieve certification under EntWine Australia, the national wine industry’s environmental assurance program.
Environmental Vineyard Certification
Using the Freshcare Environmental Vineyard certification program, we went through a rigorous program of training, documenting and monitoring activities and conditions around the vineyard. The company was independently audited in July 2013 and has since achieved certification and full membership of EntWine Australia.
“When we test our soils, we don’t just look at nutrient and structure. We also test our soil biology to make sure that we have healthy, living soils that are so important for strong vines and great wines. We continue to work to control weeds, including African Boxthorn and Willows, and have replanted native species in designated reserve areas on our property.
“Pooley Wines is a family business, and protecting the environment that we operate in will make sure that we keep both our business and our vines in peak condition for the next generation of Pooleys.”
~ Matthew Pooley
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Venue hire ...
The historic sandstone stables and coach house at Belmont Vineyard provide the perfect backdrop for weddings and other special functions. Or why not host one of our memorable Group Wine Tastings for friends or work colleagues. (Details »)