In August 2015, on holidays in Tasmania, we spent some time in West Kentish and fell in love with the area including the stunning outlook over Lake Barrington Vineyard. After a whole day of snow in the countryside we decided it was time to make the move to Tasmania!
.... We sold our house the next year, packed our belongings and kids in the car and made our way from Sydney to Hobart. On the long voyage across Bass Strait, we noticed the vineyard was for sale! So we did what all aspiring city dwellers looking for a tree change would to do, and bought a vineyard!
After purchasing the vineyard, we realised we weren't just buying some vines on an idyllic parcel of land, rather we were continuing a tradition that had started with the Taylor family in 1984... Many of the residents of West Kentish and neighbouring towns recall working on the vineyard and there are many stories of how the vineyard came to be and the sparkling wine produced.
Hearing these stories and the connection so many people have to the vineyard, we knew this place was special and that we had a responsibility to continue a long running Tasmanian tradition.