Pirie Sparkling

Award-winning Tasmanian sparkling from the Tamar Valley

Founded by a viticulturist who took a chance on the uncharted sparkling territory of our island, Pirie embodies all that world-class, cool-climate Tasmanian wine has to offer.

Australia’s most awarded non-vintage sparkling wine, Pirie is the ‘brother brand’ of Tamar Ridge bearing somewhat of an elusive story: our vintages are few and far between, with our commitment to quality ensuring only the best sparkling wine is produced.

Made in the traditional method with grapes from our Tamar Valley vineyard, Northern Tasmania is now widely recognised for the quality of sparkling wine produced in the true cool-climate of 41-42 degrees south.

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Along the cool-climate slopes of Tasmania’s Tamar Valley, some of the world’s finest sparkling wines are made. 

As we celebrate the arrival of the 2011 Pirie Late Disgorged, Senior Winemaker Tom Wallace shares what he’s most proud of, and what you can expect from this long-awaited release.

Ten years on lees has led to this moment.

With aromas of fresh lemon curd, baked sourdough, and a punchy palate of cool-climate acidity that’s equal parts elegant and alluring, the 2011 Pirie Late Disgorged shines with outstanding complexity and depth. Carefully packaged in a premium gift box, and available to purchase online for $145. 

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“…2011 was an iconic vintage for sparkling wine in Tasmania, celebrated here with rich autolysis and concentration with the omnipresent Tasmanian acidity guiding the way.”

Senior Winemaker, Tom Wallace

Made from a blend of premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes, our vintages are few and far between: with the complete range celebrating only the very best in Tasmanian sparkling.  

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Pirie Sparkling Non Vintage

Made in the traditional method with grapes from our Tamar Valley vineyard, Pirie is the perfect embodiment of premium Tasmanian sparkling, and our vintages are few and far between.

“55% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir, 10% of the base wine fermented and matured in French barriques, 18 months on lees pre-disgorgement. Smart wine, good balance of citrus and white stone fruit.”  92 Points – James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 

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Pirie Sparkling Vintage 2018

Producing Pirie is an art in itself. There’s meticulous planning and patience required, and even then it takes crossed fingers in the hope of the ideal conditions. With a little luck, we hand-pick the cool climate grapes, produce a select number of bottles, and then store them away for at least two years.

The most recent release of our multi-awarded Pirie Sparkling Vintage shines with notes of lemon biscuit and granny smith apple. 

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Pirie Sparkling Rosé 2017

The secret is not to rush things and to be particularly picky. But when it’s time to set it free, those bubbles are well worth the wait.

You can ask the wine critics…or, better still, try it for yourself. 

Made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes, with 3.5 years on lees. The latest vintage of this delectable Rosé tastes like strawberries and cream in a bottle; the perfect pairing for a sweet summer parfait, or cured salmon on toast. 

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