Stoney Rise

A boutique Winery and Cellar Door in Tasmania

Wine Tasting at Stoney Rise

Stoney Rise Wine Company, situated in the Tamar Valley of Northern Tasmania, is the culmination of Joe and Lou Holyman's vision to produce exceptional Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Since acquiring a vineyard planted in 1986, the Holyman family has embraced the region's potential for cool-climate viticulture, expanding their plantings to include Gruner Veltliner and Trousseau alongside their initial offerings. The winery, established on site in 2008, is a testament to their commitment to minimal intervention and a deep respect for the terroir. Stoney Rise is a family affair, with a history in Tasmanian wine dating back to 1984, and a philosophy rooted in producing wines that are serious yet embody the fun and enjoyment that wine brings.

The vineyard's close proximity to the Tamar River, combined with the unique soil composition and meticulous vine management, ensures the production of high-quality grapes. This approach to viticulture, focusing on sustainable practices and individual vine care, mirrors the Holyman's belief in the importance of their 'special bit of dirt' and their dedication to expressing the unique character of their Tamar River site through their wines.

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The Tasting Room at Stoney Rise, designed by Cumulus Studio, offers a unique and engaging wine tasting experience in the Tamar Valley. With its modern architecture and stunning views over kanamaluka (River Tamar), the Tasting Room provides an inviting atmosphere for guests to explore Stoney Rise's range of wines. Open for tastings Thursday through Monday, the space accommodates groups of up to eight people, with bookings recommended to ensure a personalised experience. The Tasting Room's snack menu, available from noon to 3pm, features charcuterie, sardines, and cheese, perfectly complementing the wine flights on offer.

Stoney Rise's commitment to diversity and quality extends beyond their own wines, with a drinks list that includes selections from other renowned producers, ensuring that there's something for everyone, including non-wine drinkers. The elegant yet relaxed setting, complete with an outdoor fireplace and expansive lawn, makes the Tasting Room an ideal destination for enjoying Tasmania's cool-climate wines in good company.

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Advance bookings are recommended for tastings at Stoney Rise Wine Company to ensure a seamless and intimate experience. The winery's approach to tastings, with a focus on seated wine flights and a curated snack menu, reflects their dedication to showcasing the nuances of their cool-climate wines. By encouraging reservations, Stoney Rise aims to provide each visitor with an in-depth exploration of their wines, complemented by a selection of snacks that enhance the tasting experience. Located a short drive from Launceston, the Tasting Room is an accessible and must-visit destination for those looking to discover the unique terroir and exquisite wines of Tasmania's Tamar Valley.

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