Delamere is one of the original vineyards planted in the Pipers Brook region. The
fertile soils on the property had previously lent themselves to the successful
establishment of a wonderfully diverse fruit orchard and market garden. It was
the pioneering vision of Richard and Dallas Richardson that in 1981 saw the more
elevated areas of the property planted out to the classic cool climate cultivars
of pinot noir and chardonnay. Over the last 25 years Delamere has forged a
reputation as one of Tasmania’s premium wine producers of both table and
All the processing and bottling of the Delamere wine has taken place at the onsite
winery, a stone’s throw from the vineyard, ensuring that the purity of
character is captured in the wines.
Today the tradition continues. Delamere remains, as always, a family owned producer
of estate grown and bottled wines. Diversity is very much a feature of the
property, with many of the old fruit trees and vegetable patches still existing,
and the addition of free roaming chickens and guinea fowl.
New owner and winemaker Shane Holloway reflects, “One of the greatest feelings
as a young winemaker is to have the opportunity to be so close and connected to the
winemaking process from the vineyard to the bottle”.
Delamere also has a Tasting Room within the winery facility which is open from 10am
‘till 5pm every day of the year, except Christmas Day and Good Friday. Your
initial welcome is just as likely to be a sniff from Chilli the dog as it is a crow
from a rooster. It is a place where you can relax and watch the wines being made
around you -- sparkling wines being set up for hand riddling, or pinot noir and
chardonnay maturing in oak. Or perhaps you'd prefer to simply sit out under the
pergola with a glass of wine and take in the gentle tranquil surroundings of the
Many locals have come to know the property fondly through the long running annual
“Shakespeare in the Vineyard” production, held at Delamere each March
on the long weekend. A celebration of the arts, good company and fine wine.