Home Hill & Moorooduc Estate


Home Hill Winery is one of the most prestigious and awarded wineries in Tasmania, winning the coveted Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophyat the Royal Melbourne Wine Show in 2015, for the 2014 Kelly's Reserve Pinot Noir. The wines are made by Paul Lipscombe (of Sailor Seeks Horse fame) yet in a totally different style. The Home Hill Pinot’s are rich and full bodied, more in the style of Central Otago.

"Terry and Rosemary Bennett planted their first 0.5ha of vines in 1994 on gentle slopes in the beautiful Huon Valley. The plantings have gradually been increased to 9ha, including pinot noir, chardonnay and sylvaner. Home Hill has had great success with its exemplary Pinot Noirs, consistent multi-trophy and gold medal winners in the ultra-competitive Tasmanian Wine Show. Impressive enough, but pales into insignificance in the wake of winning the Jimmy Watson Trophy at the Melbourne Wine Awards '15. James Halliday Wine Companion

Moorooduc’s Chardonnays don’t compare with Australia’s new-wave lean and mineral examples, which are harvested early, and often made without malolactic fermentation or bâtonnage. McIntyre’s Chardonnays – and Pinots – are weightier, with flavoursome, supple fruit and savoury, textural layers. They also have beautiful balance: the Chardonnays with firm acidity and surprisingly low alcohol; the Pinot Noirs with ample savoury tannins.