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Thursday 6 June 2024

Tasmania to get a new premium cellar door

Tasmania is to get a new wine tasting facility later this year with pinot noir and chardonnay specialist Tolpuddle announcing the opening of its cellar door. 

Tolpuddle is based in the Coal River Valley and is owned by Adelaide Hills winery Shaw + Smith. 

Pip Anderson (image), one of Tasmania's leading wine professionals, will join Tolpuddle Vineyard and Shaw + Smith team in August. 

She will take on a hybrid role -  primarily as the manager of the Tolpuddle Vineyard Tasting Room in addition to overseeing the Tasmanian market alongside the Joval Wines team. 

Anderson was most recently general manager of hospitality at Tasmanian icon MONA and has previously been head sommelier at Merivale venues Felix and Ivy in Sydney. 

She is also an experienced wine judge, Wine Spirit Education Trust (WSET) educator, former Hobart chair of Sommeliers Australia and a Len Evans Tutorial scholar.

“I look forward to being a part of solidifying Tolpuddle Vineyard’s sense of identity and place here in Tasmania," Anderson said. "The Tasting Room will provide an incredible opportunity for people to visit one of Australia's most significant single vineyard sites. 

"I look forward to welcoming them all here.”

David LeMire MW, Shaw+Smith joint CEO and head of sales and marketing, said: “Pip was always our No.1 draft pick for the Tolpuddle Tasting Room. She will be fantastic.”

No date has yet been set to the opening of the tasting facility. 

The Tolpuddle vineyard was planted by industry experts Garry Crittenden,  Tony Jordan and Bill Casimaty in 1988.

1 comment:

  1. Good luck with the long awaited cellar door at Tolpuddle Pip, the vineyard I planted with the legendary Tony Jordan and Bill Casimaty in 1988, so 36 years ago !