Nestled at Stoney Vineyard (the oldest in
Tasmania's famous Coal River Valley), Domaine A boasts the perfect
mix of terroir, philosophy and patience to produce some of the
finest wines in Australia.
North-facing, temperate and close enough to the coast to catch a
sea breeze, Domaine A vines receive some of the longest daylight
hours in Australia, allowing for longer vintages of incredible
subtlety and intensity.
These ideal growing conditions caught the eye of Swiss couple
Peter and Ruth Althaus as they scoured the southern hemisphere for
somewhere to build their dream-a cool-climate riposte to the great
estates of France and Germany. After establishing Domaine A, they
took their time to produce some of the best big Bordeaux blends
Australia has seen, often waiting over a decade before even
considering a release.
This willingness to wait, and an attitude of quality above all
else (even the bank account) kept them quietly at the forefront of
Australian winemaking until their retirement in 2018, when they
handed over to the new custodians: Moorilla winemaker Connor van
der Reest and Mona (Museum of Old and New Art) owner David