Fogarty’s impressive Tasmanians

The Strelley Farm Estate range from Fogarty Wine Group. Fogarty Wine Group

The impressive Tasmanian pinot noirs and chardonnays of the Fogarty Wine Group were high on the list of attention-grabbers in 2023.

These are mostly quite high-priced wines but the Fogarty Wine Group is also producing more affordable Tasmanian wines that have impressed me recently.

The Lowestoft wines impressed wine show judges as well as we critics. They are produced by chief winemaker Liam McElhinney and his team at the Fogarty-owned Tasmanian Vintners contract winemaking business in the Coal River Valley. McElhinney also makes the stunning Ossa wines, not a Fogarty brand but another bright new star in the Tassie firmament.

These are mostly quite high-priced wines but the Fogarty Wine Group (FWG) is also producing more affordable Tasmanian wines that have impressed me recently. They include Sandy Bay Estate (pinot noir, chardonnay and riesling) and Strelley Farm Estate (pinot noir) —all AUD $30 bottles.

The Fogarty Wine Group also produces Anon Tasmanian pinot noir and pinot gris, both AUD $25. Tassie wine prices don’t go much below that level.

FWG was established by Perth businessman Peter Fogarty in 1996. It’s a family company which also involves Fogarty’s wife Lee and three adult children, John, Mark and Anna. Brands include Deep Woods, Millbrook, Smithbrook, Evans & Tate, Dalwhinnie and Lake’s Folly.

Wines From Fogarty Wine Group


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