OUR VINES LOVE IT HERECape Bernier is situated on Tasmania’s east coast overlooking historic Marion Bay.
This is an ideal site for genuinely cool climate viticulture as the coastal location and maritime weather patterns ensure a frost-free spring, mild growing conditions throughout summer, and an extended cool autumn ripening period. Our easterly aspect provides extended hours of sunshine while the sea breezes of our coastal location temper the heat of summer allowing our fruit to develop balance and complexity.
This elegant, balanced wine has been open vat fermented with wild yeasts and matured for nine months in French oak puncheons. It presents a range of fruit characters, complemented by fine tannins.
Cape Bernier unwooded Chardonnay 2016
The 2016 Chardonnay is made in a Chablis style and showcases characteristic fruit flavours of green apple and honeysuckle balanced by soft acids and a crisp, dry finish. An elegant cool climate white wine for all occasions.
A crisp summer wine with a refreshing dry palate made from Pinot Noir grapes showing strawberry and raspberry, complemented by texture, balance and length. Buy Pinot Rosé wines to enjoy with light and delicate salads, pasta and rice dishes, as well as fresh seafood or soft white cheeses.
The 2016 Pinot Gris showcases characteristic fruit flavours of pear with a hint of apple borrowed from field blended Chardonnay, balanced by smooth acids and crisp, dry finish. A perfect example of a white wine for all occasions
Wild yeast barrel-fermented in multi-age French puncheons, 9 months in barrel, 100% mlf, due for release Sept ’14. The mlf is a masterstroke, giving the wine great texture and mouthfeel, the pH still low, the total acidity perfect; pink grapefruit and white nectarine still rule the roost over the oak.
Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs
2011 was an exceptionally cool year, ideal for producing exceptional sparkling wines. The extended growing season allowed our fruit to develop balance and complexity.
A full-bodied cool climate wine in a ‘new world’ fruit-driven style. It shows intense mulberry, black cherry and plum fruit characters complemented by savoury, soft tannins. Highly approachable now, an extremely popular wine, and cellaring will allow further integration.
The 2012 Cuvée Brut is a 70/30 blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir made in the méthode traditionnelle. It is deliciously crisp sparkling with delicate strawberry notes enriched by fine bubbles and a well-balanced finish. It is perfect to drink now or over the next 10 years. Toast to the stars!
Our aim is to produce wines of the very highest quality that express the unique terroir of our site. Great wines are made in the vineyard, and to this aim we develop the character of our wines in the vineyard and then allow these to shine through during the wine making process.
Premium Cool Climate Wines of Tasmania, Australia
Cape Bernier is beautiful vineyard on Tasmania’s east coast near Marion Bay, delivering an exciting select range of sparkling, white and Tasmanian Pinot Noir which epitomise the characteristics found only in grapes grown in our corner of the world.
The cool coastal climate and elevation allow for pristine mild growing conditions and a slow smooth ripening period during the autumn.