Unavale Vineyard was established in 1999. From trial plantings of 5 varieties, we now have 6000 established vines with a yield of up to 17 tonnes of fruit. Weather conditions at critical times such as fruit set are our main challenge, overcome by strategically planted wind breaks. Guinea fowl & Cape Barren Geese roam throughout the vines providing good pest control. Our Vines are mulched with organically rich natural mulch.
From the establishment of the vineyard – erecting trellising and planting vines through to pruning, harvesting and bottling we have been helped by a supportive community. Over time people have become familiar with the process and our annual ‘Music in the Vines’ is a ‘thank you’ to them all.
During our journey we have received a number of accolades. Our 2006 Sauvignon Blanc was rated as one of the ‘Best of the Best by Variety’ in the ‘James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2008 Edition’. Our Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling were described as ‘Two quite lovely wines’ and established our vineyard with a 4 ½ star rating. More success followed when our 2008 Sauvignon Blanc was awarded a Bronze medal at the Royal Hobart International Wine Show in 2008. Our 2008 Riesling and 2008 Chardonnay received Bronze medals at the 2011 Tasmanian Wine Show and 2009 Sauvignon Blanc received a Bronze medal at the Hobart Wine Show in 2011. 2017 Saw our 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon take out a Bronze Medal in the Museum Section of the Tasmanian Wine Show.