Winstead is a small 3ha family owned and run vineyard, situated in the small hamlet of Bagdad, 35km north of Hobart in Tasmania’s Southern Midlands. It is 180 metres above sea level with a noth/northeasterly aspect, with lean, mean, grey clay soils overlying carboniferous shales. Being far enough inland to avoid sea breezes, Winstead experiences warm summer days, but with its location and elevation, Autumn nights cool quickly.
This allows for the fruit to ripen fully, but still have the hang time for the full cool climate fruit flavours to develop. They employ many biological and bio dynamic techniques in the vineyard to combat pests and diseases as well as enhance the “natural” fruit development.
All their wines are made on site by Neil Snare in their small boutique winery where the personal touch is able to be given to all the wines. Neil’s aim is to make high quality cool climate wines.