Dalrymple Vineyards

Pipers River, Tasmania
About Us
Dalrymple Estate

Nestled in a cocoon of mixed vegetation and rolling hills, Dalrymple Estate enjoys a unique and seductive aspect shared by only a few boutique vineyards littering Tasmania's Pipers River region.

This celebrated vineyard of just 12.3 hectares rises up an easterly facing slope from 100m to 160m above sea level.

Discovered by Dr Bertel Sundstrup in 1987 after a long search for 'the perfect site', this small mature family owned vineyard produces some of Australia's most distinctive cool climate wines.

Location & Cellar Door

Dalrymple Estate is located in the Tamar Valley at Pipers River, about one hour from Launceston in Northern Tasmania. Simply follow the Tasmanian Wine Route signs from Launceston.

The friendly Cellar Door team can guide you through a tasting of Dalrymple Estate wines and you are welcome to take a leisurely stroll around the vineyards or have a picnic on a lovely shaded lawn area.

At Dalrymple Estate Cellar Door you will have the opportunity to learn about Tasmanian history, listen to the winemaker, Natalie Fryar, talk about the winemaking process, and learn about how the grapes are grown and how the vineyards are managed from our viticultural team.

Dalrymple Location Map

Dalrymple Estate Cellar Door Opening Times

Aug-May: 7 days a week from 10am until 4:30pm.

May-Aug: Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Closed Christmas Day & Good Friday.

Groups of ten or more by appointment only

Viticulture & Winemaking

Dalrymple Sauvignon Blanc 2008
This luscious Sauvignon Blanc is from Dalrymple Estate and other important sites within Tasmania's Tamar Valley.The fruit was ripened on the vine until flavours of passionfruit and spice developed.Hand harvested and sorted, the berries were very gently pressed before undergoing cold fermentation to enhance the naturally rich Sauvignon Blanc flavours.Various fermentation techniques, including some barrel fermentation were used to add complexity and layers to this vibrant Tasmanian Sauvignon Blanc
Dalrymple Pinot Noir 2008
The wine displays vibrant colours of garnet, with fresh aromas of clear raspberry and dark cherry fruits, hints of clove spice, rose petals and a touch of mint. These gorgeous fruit aromas are balanced by notes of cream, truffles and toast from barrel maturation. The palate is long and juicy with classical savoury Pinot Noir flavours and fine textured layers of dark fruits and spice.
Dalrymple Estate Pinot Noir 2007
Dalrymple The Estate Pinot is the best of vineyard Pinot Noir. In the exceptional 2007 vintage, block A was declared the best of vineyard and its fruit was allocated to the single Estate wine. At Dalrymple a variety of classical Pinot Noir winemaking techniques are employed: hand-sorting fruit, cold soaking, and whole bunch inclusion, handplunging and wild fermentation.
Dalrymple Pinot Noir J29 Block 2006
This wine has a bright colour with good depth, crimson and ruby notes. A lifted nose expressing the ripe Pinot Noir fruits of raspberries, dark cherries and plums. Touches of vanilla, pepper and cream add complexity. A supple and juicy palate with balanced bright fruits and savoury notes of classical Pinot Noir. The fine tannins, spiciness and fruit intensity are truly representative of this small block.