Stargazer | Tasmania, Australia
Stargazer is the brainchild of winemaker Samantha Connew and pays tribute to Abel Tasman, an explorer and navigator who spent much of his time gazing towards the heavens. Tasman, a Dutchman under the employ of the United East India Company was the first European to sight Tasmania (on 24 November 1642) and then the South Island of New Zealand, nineteen days later on 13 December.
Tasman was a natural link for Samantha, a born and bred New Zealand South Islander and now having fallen in love with another island, Tasmania. The opportunity to work with pristine fruit to craft the wines that she is passionate about in an environment of extraordinary beauty is really all Sam ever wanted to do as a winemaker. And as Stephen Hawking reminded us, ‘always look up at the stars and not down at your feet’
These are wines of exceptional quality produced in minute quantities.