Spring Vale Vineyard is a small, family-owned winery at Cranbrook, on Tasmania’s east coast. Cranbrook is a 15-minute drive north of Swansea (10 kilometres) and forty-five minutes’ drive from the Freycinet National Park (50 kilometres).
First planted in 1986, the six-hectare (15-acre) vineyard produces Pinot Noir, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay grapes. Spring Vale is known for its intense varietal wines, which reflect the ideal growing conditions of the east coast. The Freycinet region is renowned for having the greatest hours of sunlight in Tasmania, a contributing factor in the intensity and structure of Spring Vale wines. All vineyard operations are carried out by hand, and wines are made on-site.
The winery is owned and operated by the Lyne family; the current winemaker, Kristen Cush (formerly Kristen Lyne), is a fifth-generation resident of the property. Built in 1842, the original Spring Vale homestead is one of the oldest properties on the east coast and has been in the Lyne family since 1875.
You can taste Spring Vale’s range of fine wines at the cellar door and sales room, located in the original convict-built stables.