small town. big wines.

small town. big wines.

small town. big wines.

quality over quantity

 

Personal attention to each vine, hand-picking and low cropping rates ensure small berries and intense flavours.

The vines at Darlington were planted during the early years of the 1990’s. There are now about 5000 vines of four varieties: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. These 30 year old vines are now mature and produce between 7 and 10 tonnes of fruit per year.

The aspect of the rows is north east on a sloping block, which allows the cool air to drain out the bottom of the vineyard and emolliate the effects of frost. The sunny east coast summer ripens the fruit and picking is usually done during the month of April.

beautiful location

 

The seaside town of Orford is a 1 hour and 15 minute drive north east of Hobart along the Tasman Highway. The town sits under the Thumbs Mountains on Tasmania’s Freycinet Coast. Darlington Vineyard is a stone’s throw from the sheltered waters of Prosser Bay.

Visitors come to the Orford region for access to Maria Island, as well as great sheltered beaches, Wielangta State Forest and good fishing. Orford has a population of only 500 permanent residents. However, during the Tasmanian summer holidays the population increases threefold, transforming the small town into a bustling tourist hub.

beautiful location

 

The seaside town of Orford is a 1 hour and 15 minute drive north east of Hobart along the Tasman Highway. The town sits under the Thumbs Mountains on Tasmania’s Freycinet Coast. Darlington Vineyard is a stone’s throw from the sheltered waters of Prosser Bay.

Visitors come to the Orford region for access to Maria Island, as well as great sheltered beaches, Wielangta State Forest and good fishing. Orford has a population of only 500 permanent residents. However, during the Tasmanian summer holidays the population increases threefold, transforming the small town into a bustling tourist hub.

steeped in history

 

Orford was first settled in 1825 as a way station for convicts. The convicts were marched here before being sent to the penal colony at Darlington on Maria Island. Remnants of this convict history remain.

cellar door

 

Open Thursday-Sunday

11am-4pm

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We look forward to meeting you

cellar door

 

Open Thursday-Sunday

11am-4pm

Not a good time? No problem – contact us to book an appointment for another time.

We look forward to meeting you