Bob and Rita Richter own Grey Sands Vineyard, Tamar Valley and are passionate about making quality Tasmanian wines, made to last.
Established in 1989, Grey Sands is a family-owned vineyard specialising in intensely flavoured wines, suitable for cellaring.
The unirrigated, 3.5-hectare vineyard, is close-planted (8,800 vines per hectare) with Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Malbec and 14 other varieties.
The vineyard is unirrigated in order to achieve maximum flavour concentration as opposed to maximum yield.
The vines are hand tended and the fruit is hand picked to ensure the fruit reaches the winery in optimum condition
Grey Sands Vineyard produces fine, eclectic wines for wine enthusiasts. The vineyard is a gorgeous place to visit with a spectacular view and 1 Ha of garden, overlooking the Tamar Valley at Glengarry, Northern Tasmania.
You can visit the cellar door at advertised times or by appointment. Sample Tasmanian wine while enjoying views of the valley, or explore the gardens before taking home a few bottles of your favourite vintage.
The garden at Grey Sands Vineyard is in the Open Gardens Australia scheme. Contact us for opening times or visit the Open Gardens web site. Our share of gate-takings goes to West Tamar Rotary.
Glengarry is a 30-minute drive north-west of Launceston (37 kilometres/23 miles), on the B71, Frankford Highway.
Join Bob and Rita at Grey Sands Vineyard and discover their three main areas of interest…
Growing Things.Be it the vines in the vineyard or the plants, shrubs and trees in their extensive garden.
Wine.Making it. Cherishing it. Drinking it. Sharing it with good friends and family.
Ancient History.You may see more images as proof of this when you browse through Bob's blog.