Tamar Ridge was originally established by wine industry legend Josef Chromy, who first planted vines in 1994, produced the first wines in 1999 and in just four years Tamar Ridge had won 12 Trophies, 20 Gold, 36 Silver and in excess of 100 Bronze medals in competitions around Australia. Tamar Ridge were getting noticed and James Halliday awarded them 5 star status. In 2003 Joe sold Tamar Ridge to Gunns Limited, Tasmania's largest company at the time, but in 2010 present owners Brown Brothers, the innovative Australian family-run winery, acquired Tamar Ridge Estates from Gunns, with all of the Tasmanian companies vineyards, wineries and brands, including Devils Corner and Pirie. Tamar Ridge are located on the banks of the Tamar River in northern Tasmania 20 minutes north of Launceston. They are a premium producers of cool climate wines, specialising in still Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris, and sparking Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. They have around 300 hectares under vine in three vineyards sites: Kayena Vineyard in the lower Tamar Valley; White Hills Vineyard towards the top of the valley and Coombend Vineyard on the east coast of Tasmania. Their wines are supremely elegant, and deliver all the hallmarks of terrific cool climate wines, with pristine varietal definition, incredible purity of fruit and refreshing acidity.