Be consumed by the Leven Valley Vineyard. Situated on a north-facing hill overlooking the picturesque Gunns Plains just 20 minutes south of Ulverstone, North West Tasmania. The Leven Valley Vineyard takes in the panoramic views of the Leven River and surrounds, whilst offer a tranquil and relaxed atmosphere.
The Leven Valley Vineyard cellar door is regularly open Wednesday to Sunday during between the September and May months from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Other tasting times and special event are available, please book by appointment by calling (03) 6429 1140.
The cellar door is designed to showcase our boutique cool climate wines made from grapes grown on the estate and hand made locally. Visit our cellar door to enjoy a glass of boutique wine and a local cheese platter, made with Tasmanian's finest produce. The cellar door also offers facilities for customers to bring their own picnic to enjoy in our sun filled garden.
The Leven Valley Vineyard vines were first planted in 1997 by Steve and Diana Usher and they produced their first commercial vintage in 2001 under the Moonrakers label. In 2003 the label was changed to Leven Valley Vineyard reflecting the beautiful region and subsequent vintages have achieved multiple awards at the Hobart Wine Show.
In late 2012 Wendy and Mike Dontschuk purchased the Leven Valley Vineyard and have been focussed on nurturing the vines. They believe in producing the best quality wines possible, instead of produce the largest possible yield. Their on hand tending to the vines ensures they produce the best result from each plant, and make sure that only the finest grapes go into their wines.
The vintages are hand picked by enthusiastic friends, generous Gunns Plains locals and ambitious volunteers. The wines are hand made locally by Neil Colbeck with our assistance.
The 1.5 hectares of vines are planted on a warm north facing slope of the Leven Valley Vineyard in Gunns Plains, North West Tasmania. The terroir expresses the deep red and black clay loams over limestone characteristic of this region. This location makes the Leven Valley Vineyard one of the latest ripening vineyard in Australia and produces fantastic cold climate characteristics in the wine. Small vintages are produced in keeping with the boutique approach of finding the true expression of the Terroir each season.
The vines consist of Chardonnay clone 8127 and Pinot Noir a mix of three different clones 8048,2051 and 8104.