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Moorilla Estate buys Tas Domaine A/Stoney Vineyard

Moorilla Estate Pty Ltd today announced the purchase of Coal River Valley’s internationally acclaimed Domaine A / Stoney Vineyard.

This is the first winery that Moorilla, owned by Mona founder David Walsh, and located at the world-renowned museum site in Berriedale, has purchased.

Winemaker and general manager, Conor van der Reest, said Moorilla Estate Pty Ltd recognises Domaine A / Stoney Vineyard as a cornerstone of quality Tasmanian winemaking.

“Moorilla and Domaine A are both very much focused on making wines that truly show what Tasmania and our individual vineyards have to offer.”

“We look forward to working with Peter and Ruth to make sure we protect the integrity of this brand that has such a loyal and well-deserved customer base,” he said.

The additional stock that comes with the ownership of Domaine A / Stoney Vineyard will help cater to Mona’s increasing demand on-site, such as that which will come with Mona’s 172 room hotel development, set to open in 2022. 

“We see the strength in the unity of these two significant Tasmanian brands,” Reest said.

“We will, however, operate them as separate entities, ensuring Domaine A is made using the same great techniques Peter and Ruth have developed and implemented over the years.”

Peter Althaus, departing owner, Domaine A / Stoney Vineyard said he will remain invested in what has been built at Domaine A / Stoney Vineyard.

“My retirement and the decision to sell the business was certainly not an easy one, but from many interested parties (both local and international) I am confident I have chosen the right organisation, winemaker and people to maintain my label’s integrities and qualities,” he explained.

“In keeping with my ethos of winemaking and business, this decision had very little to do with money! It was, most importantly, about feeling assured that the legacy I have built will be in the hands of the appropriate custodians.”

Effective March 1st, Moorilla’s purchase of Domaine A includes the vineyards and Coal River Valley winery.

Moorilla will make no changes to Domaine A’s existing employees.

AB Mauri



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