Our story

Winemakers, Matthias and Lauren UtzingerIn 2015, a lonely Swiss winemaker travelled the world in search of the right place to establish a vineyard. Along the way he met a Tassie girl… And so the story of Utzinger begins.

Our winery is located in the cool climate of Legana, deep in the beautiful Tamar Valley, with the Ben Lomond Mountain Range as a backdrop. We instantly fell in love with this land, which overlooks the meandering Tamar River (kanamaluka).

The adventure of cultivating our own grapes began in 2018. With five different clones of Pinot Noir, three clones of Chardonnay and some Sauvignon Blanc, our vineyard is planted at a high density of 6500 vines a hectare and a row spacing of 1.8m. The rich, ferrous top soil contains large volumes of dolerite pebbles and lays on top of a heavy clay subsoil, which acts as a natural sponge for water and nutrients.

Our wine growing stems from a deep love for our planet, the creatures living on it and a common idea of true terroir wines. We care deeply about the environment and aim to produce the highest quality fruit.  Our wines are crafted with maximum care and minimal intervention in order to truly represent their origin.

We are vignerons – people who nurture the vines and craft the wine.

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