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Tolpuddle Vineyard

Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith at Tolpuddle Vineyard
The Tolpuddle Vineyard is located in south-east Tasmania's Coal River Valley wine region. The vineyard is close to the historic village of Richmond, a 20-minute drive from Hobart (26 km). Established in 1988, Tolpuddle Vineyard was named after the Tolpuddle martyrs - a group of British farm labourers who were transported to Australia after attempting to form a union. Their leader, George Loveless, once occupied a cottage at Strath Ayr farm, now the home of Glenayr wines. The 20-hectare (50 acre) vineyard produces premium pinot noir and chardonnay grapes. In 2006, the Tolpuddle Vineyard won the Royal Agricultural Society of Tasmania's inaugural Tasmanian Vineyard of the Year Award. Tolpuddle Vineyard Chardonnay won several trophies at the 2019 International Wine Challenge, as well as the 2018 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards. There is not currently a tasting facility at Tolpuddle Vineyard.

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