Pipers Brook Vineyards is regarded as a modern pioneer of the Tasmanian Wine Industry. Established in 1974 by Dr Andrew Pirie, Pipers Brook has grown to become synonymous with Tasmania and cool climate viticulture.
The Pipers Brook Vineyards sites were chosen due to their similarity in soil, aspect and weather conditions to some French regions such as Alsace and Champagne.
Pipers Brook believes in creating wine’s that are alluring and impressive yet complex; where bright fruit marries savoury and textured herbs and secondary characteristics. The philosophy at the Pipers Brook Winery is simply to produce the finest cool climate wines in Australia with a focus on traditional method Sparkling wines, white aromatics, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
What is Pipers Brook’s philosophy?
Pipers Brook and Ninth Island are regarded as ‘modern pioneers’ of the Tasmanian wine industry. We are passionate about traditional method Sparkling wines, White aromatics and Pinot Noir particularly. We are proudly Tasmanian and 100% Estate grown and made, and we believe we have one of the best Cool Climate wine regions in Australia. Our range of variable micro climates in the North East of Tasmania, along with diverse collection of Pinot Noir clones, makes our Pinot Noir and Sparkling wines more complex and unique when compared to other producers in Australia. Our greatest challenge is to produce consistently fresh and attractive wines in spite of some variable weather conditions over the years. We believe this is achieved by a careful blending process at the winery and the craftsmanship of our winemaker Mr Rene Bezemer.
What do you love about the wine industry?
The wine industry is a uniquely social and fun space to work in. It combines agriculture, art and science with social fun and food. I love the fact that when you talk about wine, you are often talking about a place – and all of the imagery and romantic notions that are associated with that place. In recent years we have seen challenges and changes in structures and buying behaviours in the wine industry. I believe that it's always important to remember that we are in the industry of supplying 'good times' to the world!
Why is Tasmania so 'fashionable' right now?
More and more wine lovers are steering away from the high alcohol, block busting wine styles from warmer regions around Australia. People are seeking subtle cool climate flavours with lower alcohol and Pinot Noir and white aromatics are experiencing a surge in popularity. All of these factors play into the hands of Tasmanian producers – as we produce very high quality, cool climate wines with an emphasis on white aromatics, Pinot Noir and also Sparkling wine.
Did you know...
Tasmania was one of the earliest regions in Australia to be planted with vines and was even the source for the first vineyards in Victoria and South Australia.