Tasmania

Proprietor: Steve & Monique Lubiana
Year of Establishment: 1990
Size of Estate: 25 Hectares
Website: www.slw.com.au

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Stefano Lubiana Wines is a small family-owned and operated company that is the island state’s first and only certified biodynamic vineyard.  

 

Steve Lubiana's life has always been surrounded by vines or wines. With over 20 years of winemaking in Granton he has developed the enviable reputation as one of the most innovative and progressive winemakers in Tasmania.  As a fifth generation winemaker he makes some blisteringly good wines, always beautifully drinkable with balance and signature savouriness.

 

The Friulian family history of natural winemaking inspired the move towards organic and then biodynamic practices in the vineyard and winery in 1998 (full biodynamic certification gained in 2013).  The focus is entirely upon producing small quantities of handcrafted wines from grape to glass with minimal inputs or interventions.  

 


 

VINES

Stefano Lubiana Granton

Size
25 Hectares
% of your production
99%
Owned
Harvested by hand
Irrigated, on own roots
Soil/s
gravel loam, silt loam, terrarossa
Varieties planted
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, others
Training system
Guyot
Fertilizer
Biodynamic preparations, manure (fully composted only and made on site), green manure, humus, crushed rock and compost tea.
Pest control
Some copper and sulphur plus Bicarb Soda and Foliar compost tea spray
Weed control
Mechanical only
When was it converted to natural farming
2010

 

 
 

Wines

terremotto

2014
Variety
Pinot Noir
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Stefano Lubiana Granton
Days of skin contact
20 days
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
Stainless steel for 5 months
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
Zero added

Estate Pinot Noir

2013
Variety
Pinot Noir
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Stefano Lubiana Granton
Days of skin contact
21 days
Filtered
Cross flow
Fined
No
Elevage
228 litre barrels for 10 months
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
55 ppm

Estate Chardonnay

2012
Variety
Chardonnay
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Stefano Lubiana Granton
Days of skin contact
Nil
Filtered
Cross flow
Fined
Bentonite
Elevage
228 litre barrels for 9 months
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
59 ppm

AMPHORA

2012
Variety
Chardonnay,  Sauvignon Blanc
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Stefano Lubiana Granton
Days of skin contact
20 days
Filtered
Cross flow
Fined
Bentonite
Elevage
Barrels for 13 months and ceramic amphora for 30 days
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
59.2 ppm