The closeness and proximity to the expanse of Pittwater gives us an edge in grape production, as all our varieties do well, however some of our varieties like Chardonnay do particularly well.
Our Chardonnay wine is the most awarded in the history of Tasmania. Our white wines are balanced by acid, and without the acid the wine would not be as interesting to drink. Our fine red wines are balanced by the tannins, rather than acid, and as the tannins mature to an alluring richness and velvety taste. To achieve this, the tannins take time to mature, both in the vineyard and the making process, in bottle and barrel.
Our superb fine wines come from vines and locations that are perfectly matched to the terroir at Riversdale. Due to our forward planning our vines get the gentle early morning sun and then bask in the late afternoon sun, every day. These conditions are near perfect for the growth and production for our fine wines.
Our Riversdale Estate Rosé is produced from a blend of our nest red grapes.
The perfect colour of our Rosé comes from the skins of red grapes making contact with the juice after crushing, and prior to the fermentation process starts. We then separate the juice from the skins and ferment like a white wine. Our Rosé is fruity on the nose, but sweet in the mouth, and finishes with good acid as it is a dry wine.
Two Tasmanian enterprises, the Derwent Sailing Squadron and Riversdale Estate Wines, have joined forces to conduct and promote the Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race, known as the L2H.
The 285-nautical mile race is the 11th Launceston to Hobart Race around Tasmania's East Coast.
Welcoming Riversdale Estate Wines as the naming rights sponsor of the 2017 L2H Race, DSS Commodore Dr Steve Chau said: "The Derwent Sailing Squadron is delighted to partner with an iconic, wholly owned Tasmanian business in the conduct of the wholly owned Tasmanian yacht race". Riversdale Estate will have a "Riversdale Village" on the waterfront in Hobart where the L2H race finishes. The Village will be an area that families can see the yachts as they finish and berth, purchase great Tasmanian food, from pies, pastries to raspberries and cream, and of course Peter Rabbit cupcakes and Riversdale wine. There will be food and entertainment for all...children will love meeting Peter Rabbit who will be visiting from the Peter Rabbit Garden each day.
Our Airstream Land Yacht has finally sailed into Hobart! On November 3 we took delivery of our 1970 Airstream Safari Land Yacht in Devonport. After a few hours of rewiring it hit the road for its final destination of Riversdale Estate. It was shipped from Jacksonville, Florida USA in early June, arriving into Melbourne via Tangiers and Suez Canal shipping lanes. Measuring in at 24 feet in a polished stressed aluminium external finish it will be sure to turn heads at the food and wine festivals in Tasmania and NSW! Watch out Riversdale Estate is coming your way...bringing the best of Tasmania to you!
Riversdale Estate is hosting the Swingin' Martinis Show – a double scoop of comedy, with a generous serving of musical mayhem and some good old slapstick! The Swingin' Martinis put together a cocktail that every self-respecting Swinger will not want to miss out on!
The Swingin' Martinis have performed for major clients including, Mercedes, KPMG, QANTAS, and Toyota, and before many distinguished audiences. The show is high energy, musically entertaining, interactive and a whole lot of fun, many clients have felt the urge to say: "Dean and Jerry live again"!
Songs include: "Save the last Dance for me", "New York, New York", "Delilah", "Sway", "Fly me to the moon", and of course everyone's favourite, "That's Amore".
Show and 3 course Dinner - $125pp. There are 2 shows only so don't miss out, book now – ph 62 485555 email@example.com
With the trellis wire sagging under a thick canopy of leaves, the harvest is looming. The vineyard is looking verdant and green with the berries forming beautifully, with signs of an excellent vintage ahead.
Our Vineyard Manager Mr Tony Stewart is keeping a close eye on the growth and makes sure that the vines receive the best balance of protection from the sun, yet adequate light for colour and ripening of the berries. Tony is continually reviewing the irrigation schedule to ensure we counteract the evaporation levels at this time of the year.
This is another prestigious award for Riversdale Estate, and Head Chef Gregory Battle and his team.
Locals and tourists can enjoy dining in style with classic and hearty French Cuisine, and rest assured patrons won't leave hungry! A superb menu with all the French classics and more is on offer, using the beautiful seasonal produce found in Tasmania and the valley.
Head Chef Greg has created yet another perfect menu for Summer with splashes of colour for sight and senses!
Riversdale was awarded a gold medal in one of the world's most prestigious wine competitions, The International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) in London. The very same wine was rated an impressive 96 points in the latest James Halliday Wine Companion 2017.
The IWSC recognises and rewards the very best in the wine and spirits industry worldwide, encouraging recognition for quality products. The awards given by the competition are considered as high honours in the industry. A panel of handpicked industry experts judge entries over seven months of the year to ensure a considered approach to tasting is adhered to for each and every product. The Competition runs a structured and rigorous two-staged judging process, first using the "double blind" judging method meaning samples are tasted in pre-poured numbered glasses so that judges never see a bottle. The second stage of the judging is the detailed chemical and microbiological analysis which is undertaken by an independent third party to identify "show products" that may not be the true representation of the product that consumers would buy from the shelf.
Riversdale Estate is behind some of Tasmania's most award-winning wines. Since 2009 just one of their varietals, the Riversdale Estate Crate Chardonnay, has been awarded 29 gold medals and 10 trophies locally and internationally. It's the only wine to win the coveted Trophy for Champion Chardonnay at the Tasmanian Wine Show for three consecutive years.
At the 2017 International Cool Climate Wine Show, Riverdale Estate won gold for our superb Crater Chardonnay 2014.
The success of this chardonnay can be traced to the unique conditions of Riversdale's vineyard, as Ian Roberts says
"Riversdale is a special micro-climate, fronting Pittwater and with all-day sun.Our vines are up to 27 years old and provide excellent wine grapes for today's style of chardonnay wine drinkers".
At the International event, Riversdale Estate took home medals for its Crux non-vintage sparkling, 2016 Cygnus Riesling and 2016 Pinot Gris as well.
In our elegant cellar door, we can tempt you with our award winning and finest wines.
Riversdale Estate is our premium wine brand, created from carefully managed vineyard blocks located on our Tasmanian family-owned site.The property has a proud history dating back to colonial times, and has always been associated with farm-based land use of inscrutable quality.
Riversdale had yet another wonderful and productive Vintage for 2017.The Chardonnay fruit showing reliable, strong and elegant cool-climate varietal flavours, with the relatively high acidity resulting from the cool climate.This will give the 2017 vintage elegance and a tightness of structure, and will ensure they are extensively food friendly.
Our Pinot Noir ripened under interesting conditions to give the fruit a rich darkness, with herbal and forest fruit tones.The wine produced has an elegant complexity and length on the palate.
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