We are very pleased that Bream Creek has just been awarded the Trophy for “Most Successful Tasmanian Exhibitor” at the 2014 Royal Hobart International Wine Show! This is the second time in six years that we have won this prestigious trophy, and we think it is reflective of the consistent high quality of our wines across a range of vintages, varieties and wine styles.
We are proud to announce the release of three new vintages in our portfolio. They are:
2012 Riesling – this vintage shows rich flavours of lime juice, perfectly balanced by crisp Tassie acidity. Recipient of two gold medals, 96 points and a “Best of the Best” rating from James Halliday and 95 points from each of Huon Hooke and Wine Showcase Magazine.
2014 ‘Mosaic’ – inspired by the Moscato wines of north-west Italy, this is a combination of our rare German Schönburger variety with Fred’s favourite variety, Gewürztraminer.
2014 Pinot Rosé – deliberately made in a drier style to better accompany a range of fine foods, it is also perfect for informal summer entertaining.
These wines are perfectly suited to sunny days over Christmas and can be purchased through our online store.
For the 25th straight year we will be at Taste of Tasmania (28 December 2014 to 3 January 2015)! We are almost certainly the only stall to have done the last 25 consecutive years and will be located inside the main Princes Wharf Shed – Stall 3. As you walk into the shed we will be just inside the entry on the water side. Come and take the opportunity to drop in and see us and taste some of our wines.
We’ll also be at Festivalé in Launceston’s City Park over the weekend of 13th – 15th February 2015. A great venue on the lawns in the shade of those magnificent heritage trees.
It’s been a pretty mixed season so far – a very dry winter and spring which prompted us to do some irrigating during late October. We had some quite cool weather, and for a while the vines were slow to develop, but recent warm sunny weather suddenly arrived, the vine leaves darkened in colour and they grew away. We have just started flowering in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, so hoping for some nice warm, sunny and settled weather.
Yes, our 2011 Pinot Noir is now available. While 2011 was a tough vintage on the mainland, Tasmania proved its resilience and cool climate advantage. It is an elegant wine with a classic bouquet of bright cherry fruit and delicate perfumes of violets and other florals. The palate has excellent line and length, initially showing the traditional cherry fruit for which Pinot Noir is known, flowing into darker fruits such as boysenberry with hints of forest floor. Well supported by a net of fine tannin, this wine is best enjoyed at room temperature and would partner a wide range of fine cuisine, especially duck.
It has already received numerous show medals, as well as reviews of 93 points, 92 points and 91 points from well known wine writers and wine magazines. Also, Huon Hooke commented that it has a “Subtle but complex, rounded bouquet. Rich and smooth in the mouth with flesh and texture, a lovely wine indeed. Liberal tannins, but smooth as silk”.
It is certainly drinking very well now; as with previous vintages of our Pinot Noir I also think it can only improve with more bottle age.