What the Critics say
'Two ferments of pinot noir. One included 10% chardonnay, the other includes 8% pinot gris.
Texture aplenty. Aroma too. This doesn’t go quietly into the night. A gorgeous round of herbs, sweet and floral, run through dark cherry, undergrowth, redcurrant and smoky, minty spice. The finish isn’t prosecuted as well as it could be, but gosh there is a whole lot to like here. Fascinating wine. Drink: 2018-2023+' (Nov17)
Brothers Matthew and Jonathan Hughes established Mewstone Vineyard in 2011 on the banks of Tasmania’s D’Entrecasteaux Channel in the tiny hamlet of Flowerpot. The small, boutique vineyard is a former cherry orchard and with some new plantings this year will expand to an ultimate size of just 3.5 hectares. The original plantings consist mostly of Pinot Noir with small plantings of Chardonnay, Syrah, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc.
Whilst the Mewstone wines are strictly produced from the Flowerpot vineyard, the Hughes & Hughes range of wines brings together fruit sourced from around Tasmania, with the aim of producing wines that are high on both natural acidity and drinkability.