Delamere is a true Tasmanian Grower Producer. 100% Family owned and run, 100% grown, made and bottled at our Pipers River Estate.
Planted in 1982, Delamere Vineyards is the second oldest vineyard in Pipers Brook. With plantings of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, the site has wonderful soil, a true aspect and endless potential and possibility year to year.
Purchased by Shane Holloway and Fran Austin in 2007, the production and plantings increased significantly over the next 12 years capitalising on the potential of sparkling production from the Pipers River region.
“Delamere represents to me the opportunity to produce wines from the vineyard through to the glass, working alongside family with some of the finest quality fruit in the country.” — Shane Holloway Shane’s official foray into winemaking took place in 2001, although the seed was planted many years earlier when his family established their Adelaide Hills vineyard. A previous career path (marine biology and aquaculture) brought him to Tasmania where he took up a vintage cellarhand position to help pay the rent whilst undertaking post-graduate research.
Two weeks into harvest and he was hooked! From his new home base in Tasmania, Shane completed the Adelaide University post-graduate degree in winemaking and embarked on vintages in the Adelaide Hills, Yarra Valley and Oregon (USA). The passionate and dynamic winemaking community in Tasmania, and the enormous potential for discovery, lured him back.
Fran joined Shane in their Delamere Vineyard business in 2011. Relocating to Tasmania from her home state of Western Australia a decade earlier to pursue a passion for cool climate wines, Fran’s interest in Champagne style wines trace back to her days studying winemaking at Adelaide University. With many years of winemaking experience in top wine regions around the world, including Burgundy, Oregon, Yarra Valley and the Adelaide Hills, Fran chose to settle in Tasmania due to the unparalleled fruit quality. Who would have predicted a girl from Kalgoorlie would end up making cool climate wine in the apple isle? Not many! But certainly there is no place Fran would rather be. Fran was the 2005 Gourmet Traveller Young Winemaker of the Year, 2009 Len Evans Tutorial Scholar and 2016 Don Martin Fellow.
- Number of bottles produced: 60.000
- In charge of winemaking: Fran Austin
- In charge of vineyard management: Shane Holloway
- Name of Company contact: Samuel Dundas
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: +61 0363827190
- Website: https://www.delamerevineyards.com.au
Bridport Road 4238