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Remote vineyard reaps rewards

Tasmania’s most remote vineyard is getting ready for its first harvest. A family farm at Marrawah, in the far north-west, is the first to grow grapes in the region, with the nearest vineyard more than 100 kilometres away. Stafford Ives-Heres planted the vines three years ago on the farm that was established by his great-grandfather, and he is expecting an unusual wine from the pinot noir and chardonnay grapes he planted: “We’re targeting something unique, that’s for sure. Something that has a unique taste to it, grown right here on the North-West coast,” Ives-Heres explained to The Advocate. “The extreme weather we get – you’ve got to be pretty insane to come up with an idea like this!” Ives-Heres is looking forward to his first vintage this autumn, and so should wine buffs who are looking for a new unique Tasmanian wine.

14 February 2019, Edition 202

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