An Electrifying Release from Meadowbank

by Hugh French | Jun 25, 2024



Meadowbank’s vineyard is one of the most important in Tasmanian wine; a whole host of the best quality and most interesting Tasmanian wine brands source fruit from it. The label and winery itself has had a bit of a hiatus but renowned winemaker Peter Dredge has teamed up with the Ellis family to kick things back into life.
Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front



"From the moment Peter Dredge joined forces with the Ellis family, Meadowbank has not missed a beat. Vintage 2023 continues this partnership’s stellar run of form. In the end, what might have been a damp squib of a vintage turned out to be one of the most exciting years for Peter Dredge and Meadowbank. “We were expecting it to be wet and gross,” Pete told us. “Instead, we got moderate and consistent, and the quality was through the roof.” The third in a line of cooler, low-yielding seasons, Meadowbank’s relatively sheltered position in a pocket of the upper Derwent saw them skate through the heavy rains experienced elsewhere in the valley. Gerald Ellis certainly knew what he was doing when he started planting vines here in 1976."

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2018 Blanc de Blancs
Usually $89 - Special Offer $78

"2018 was a touch warmer than 2017, delivering intensely flavoured Chardonnay with glisteningly fresh natural acidity. The fruit was picked by hand and pressed as whole bunches, with just the first two-thirds of the juice siphoned off to old barriques (just 8 in total) for fermentation over three months. As in 2017, Dredge washed one new barrel with the sparkling base this year. After three months in oak, the wine was bottled and spent the following five years on lees before disgorgement with just 3g/L dosage. It’s another elegant, detailed wine from the sparkling maestro, balancing pure, potent flavour with delicate, creamy texture, zipline acidity and a long lingering finish. Given the price of Champagne at the moment, Pete’s proposition looks like an absolute steal!"
Distributor Notes



2023 Chardonnay
Usually $62 - Special Offer $55

"Derwent Valley. 1987 plantings.

This year maybe offers a little extra richness and fruit power, though it’s still a tight little devil, with a driving grapefruity acid line though white peach and lime zest, a little lemon butter gloss and richness, along with cedar and spice. The finish is very long and a bit on the flinty side. It sizzles and pops, and it’s an outstanding Chardonnay all up."
95 Points
Gary Walsh, The Wine Front


2023 Gamay
Usually $54 - Special Offer $48

"This is looking good. Squeaky clean, polished, perfumed and fruit-driven, but with enough flying about the edges to give it some breadth. Musk and bubble-gum cherries, sweet spice notes, a foresty element and a creaminess. It feels plush – at 12% alcohol – but then finishes dry. Apart from anything else – it’s delicious."
93 Points
Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front



2023 Pinot Noir
Usually $62 - Special Offer $55

"I’m thinking 2023 was a very good year for Tasmanian Pinot Noir.

It fairly pops with red cherry and ripe strawberry, there’s also some spice, dried flowers and something a little bit earthy, like brown mushrooms, with a just a hint of smoky reduction. It’s juicy and succulent, with cool balanced acidity, and if you swish it around in your mouth, there’s fine emery board tannin that feels very nice, along with a pleasantly sappy edge. The finish is long, spicy and sweetly fruited. It’s lovely now, though likely better again with a couple more years under its belt."
95 Points
Gary Walsh, The Wine Front


2021 Syrah
Usually $59 - Special Offer $52

"It’s like a familiar face. Black pepper and cloves, florals and roasted nuts, twiggy spice aplenty, a touch of Mezcal. These characters of course are attached to cherried fruit, bordering on boysenberry and perhaps touching on cranberry too. The point being that it has all the characters you’d hope for in a Tasmanian Syrah, and the fruit profile to match, though it is quite slender, with apple-y acidity, and as a result its quality isn’t quite as emphatic as perhaps it could be. But it’s still delicious, in its style, and I certainly had no hesitation in taking it from the tasting bench to the dinner table."
93 Points
Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front




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