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TAS Country : April 12th 2012
4 Tasmanian Country Friday, April 13, 2012 News Winery savours fruits of vines TOAST: Matthew and John Pooley celebrate their award. Picture: RAOUL KOCHANOWSKI ROGER HANSON If you have a passion for what you do, it comes through in the wine' --- Matthew Pooley POOLEY Wines in the Coal River Valley has been named Tasmania's best vineyard. This week it won the Tasmanian Vineyard of the Year Award run by the Royal Agricultural Society of Tasmania in association with Wine Tasmania and the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture. Pooley Wines consists of two vineyards, Cooinda Vale Estate at Campania and Belmont Vineyard at Richmond, which together cover 12ha of vines. The award focuses on the viticulture practises that are used at vineyards in producing their grapes. Chief executive John Pooley said the award was a great honour which reflected the Pooley philosophy. ''We believe that good wine-making starts in the vineyard, not in the winery. The effort we put into producing premium wines actually starts two years before the vintage is picked,'' Mr Pooley said. Entries are judged in categories such as soil management, weed control, disease control, pruning, forming of the vine, trellising, and water management. The high quality of entries this year saw judging going into two rounds to determine the winner. Pooley Wines produces 60 tonnes of grapes each year including pinot noir, riesling, pinot grigio, as well as chardonnay, tempranillo, cabernet sauvignon, merlot and shiraz. The brand is aimed at the premium wine market and sells in high-end wine stores and restaurants in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Tasmania. Mr Pooley's son Matthew is now production manager responsible for the two vineyards. ''If you have a passion for what you do, it comes through in the wine,'' he said. ''In our business the most important person is the one who drinks our wine, and our viticultural management is the key to their tastebuds. ''Pooley Wines places a strong focus on biodiversity, sustainability and economics to produce premium quality cool climate grapes. It also embraces technology.'' Somerset 03 6435 1104 Longford 03 6391 2600 Carrier Rapid TopDown e derst d r nge of ge nd Seeders w s ntrodu ed nto sm n 5 e rs go b ffne (M ner ) /L. od we re roud to offer m nes, s re rts nd ser e for t e derst d r nge, w t somet ng to su t ro ng s stems. t m ted b t for t e 2012 se son, don't es t te to get n tou for demonstr t on. 2017584-120413 See you at AGFEST 326 THIRD AVENUE DPIPWE Statewide Serrated Tussock Control Program 2012/13 Spray contractor training Northern Session, Cressy Tuesday 24 April 2012 Attendance essential for contractors wishing to obtain work through this project Contact Nicole Gill mob 0409 803 370 Nicole.Gill@dpipwe.tas.gov.au Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment 2085998-120413 S SS PL KS PS * i ili li i l l i % i u w i u i u *65% TA P T N ! TA AN A D T S D L T S $ r r P N L NQ A T T FA I I I I Agriculture s Futur e Your Future Our Futur e r n L T D LY PA P C A f il Y u f Y Y u f u f T (02) 252 9415 g@ o d . om. u www.k g up. . u Want to know more about caring for your land? Come to this Smallholder & Hobby Farmer Field Day Special guest presentations on property management planning, local weather prediction, snake handling and native flora management. Practical farming demonstrations and information on a range of farm animal breeds, weed and pasture issues. Chat with experts from the Dept of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment, Cradle Coast NRM, Tasmanian Polytechnic and others. Market stalls selling local produce, native plants and seeds and fun activities for kids. TASMANIAN POLYTECHNIC FREER FARM Mooreville Road, Burnie SUNDAY 22 APRIL 10am -- 2pm Enquiries: 6431 6285 www.cradlecoastnrm.com This event is supported by Cradle Coast NRM, through funding from the Australian Government s Regional Landcare Facilitator Program Rural Living Round-up FREE ENTRY
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