2020 Meadowbank Gamay

Derwent Valley, TAS

Peter Dredge's highly sought-after Tasmanian Gamay. This sells out in short order each year. As delicious as young Australian red wines get.


Gee, this is looking good in 2020... A frisky delight.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Gamay is all the rage these days, with its light and approachable style perfectly suited to drinking in the Aussie sun.

The Meadowbank Gamay comes off a small planting of 30+-year-old vines in the Derwent Valley. It was crafted by the talented hands of Peter Dredge, with no preservatives and no need to wait!

A terrific release in 2020 - Meadowbank's best yet in their minds - and a great example of the variety in all its spice and red-fruited charm.  Super limited.

About Meadowbank

Meadowbank is one of the oldest vineyards in Tasmania with the Ellis family having farmed this site since 1976.

This is one of the most important sites on the Apple Isle.

After taking a brief hiatus from producing their own wines, Meadowbank now has the formidable talents of winemaker Peter Dredge at their disposal.

With Dredge in the winemaking hot seat, Meadowbank is set to be one of the benchmark producers in Tasmania for many years to come.

Winemaker Peter Dredge
Additional Info

From The Producer

If you enjoy your lighter style reds, then the 2020 Gamay is for you.

One of the less common grape varieties, Gamay is super trendy right now, which we obviously saw coming when we planted our original Gamay vines back in 1987.

The cult-like status of Gamay can basically be attributed to two things – its sheer drinkability, and absolute compatibility with hashtags. You’ve seen them online, they’re #Gamayzing!

Light, bright and oh so right, it’s the cherry ripe of red wines – juicy, succulent and completely seductive.

Serve straight from the cellar, or even lightly chilled on a warmer day. Enjoy with cold cuts or roast chook. Delicious.

Officially additive and preservative free, this wine is ready to drink now.

Blend : Gamay (100%)
ABV : 12.00%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2029

Meadowbank Vineyard
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Gee, this is looking good in 2020, which is something of a rarity, given this annus horribilis.  Violet, raspberry, spice and a smattering of freshening greenery. Light to medium-bodied, crisp and alive, wonderful crunch of cranberry acidity and graphite tannin grip, a subtle sweetness, but layered in with sap and tang. The finish is fresh, and trails with a fine dusting of tannin and excellent length. A frisky delight." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)


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