Clover Hill is one of Australia’s very few premium sparkling houses solely producing sparkling wines in the traditional method. With the intention to produce a refined sparkling wine to rival that of great Champagne houses, Clover Hill was established in 1986 on the site of an old dairy farm in north eastern Tasmania. These first plantings produced Clover Hill’s debut vintage in 1991. Since this time, Clover Hill has become synonymous with elegance and refinement, gaining a reputation of uncompromising quality.
Clover Hill has a reputation within Australia as one of the country’s finest sparkling wines. Clover Hill is exclusively crafted using the traditional French technique ‘Méthode Traditionnelle’, a highly specialised process and requires considerable expertise. Clover Hill's Cellar Door is opening late 2017, with the grand launch in January.
Clover Hill’s commitment to excellence has been recognised with numerous accolades received from its inaugural vintage in 1991, right up until this very day. Some key accolades include:
- Awarded as a five-star winery by James Halliday, in the 2018 Halliday Wine Companion
- Awarded as a six-star winery by Tyson Stelzer, in the 2017 Australian Sparkling Report.
- Awarded the inaugural 2005 Tasmanian Vineyard of the Year (Pipers River), as well as the 2016 Tasmanian Vineyard of the Year for Tea Tree Vineyard.
- Clover Hill was selected as one of only four iconic Australian wines to be served to Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh during their 2011 Australian visit.
- ‘Clover Hill Vintage Brut’ was served (with a customised royal label) at Princess Mary’s and Prince Frederik’s wedding celebrations in Denmark.