Cult winemaker Peter Althaus makes a wine
described by James Halliday as 'the finest wooded Sauvignon Blanc
in the world', Anthony Foster MW insists his wines 'must be rated
along with the very best in the world' and Matthew Jukes says he
has 'never been so gob-smacked with a range of wines' in his
On an island mainly dominated by Pinot, Peter bucks the trend
producing what Max Allen believes to be Australia's top Cabernet
from the Coal River region in Southern Tasmania. Excelling where
others have failed, with meticulous attention to detail in the
vineyard, this doyen of Cabernet produces tiny allocations of wines
which are truly world class.
Peter Althaus personally selects the fruit for harvesting.
During the cool days of Autumn when the fruit is at the point of
optimum ripeness and flavour it is hand-picked and crafted with
minimal intervention. The wines are made without compromise in the
spirit of the finest traditions of winemaking.