Our Grapes. Our Tasmanian Wines

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Boutique vineyard on Tasmania's East Coast. Located minutes from the coastal heaven of the Bay of Fires, Binalong Bay and St Helens.

Tasmanian Wines

The Story of Our Tasmanian Wines

We are a family-run vineyard making award-winning Tasmanian Wines.

Located in the small settlement of Priory, close to the tourist destinations of Binalong Bay and the Bay of Fires and just 3kms from the town of St Helens one of Tasmania’s premium holiday destinations on the sunny East Coast.

Priory Ridge is a boutique vineyard on 20 hectares with ideal north facing slopes which maximise sunlight. The soil is Devonian granite rich in mineral content, transferring a unique “terroir” to the wine.

Formally known as Tarpot Farm, the property has been in the ownership of Julie Llewellyn’s family (Reid/Clifford) for over 120 years. Julie’s Great Grandparents settled at Priory in 1889 after migrating from England in 1880.

Before its conversion to grapes the property was mainly used to graze sheep as an adjunct to a much larger property, grazing sheep, cattle and some cropping. Priory Ridge has the George River as its Northern boundary and the vineyard draws its water from a small dam on the property.



Pinot Noir ---------------- 2020

Recent Release.

This wine has a typical Burgundian nose; has plum and dark fruit flavours, balanced by velvety tannins and oak complexity; delivers textures & structure on the long persisting palate.

Following 18 months in French Oak barrels this wine has been bottled with minimal fining. The slight peppery/spicy finish adds to the character of the wine.

Drink now or cellar to improve with age in the bottle.

Oaked Sauvignon Blanc-------- 2020


“Glistening pale gold”!

A carefully crafted wine recognized for its distinctive varietal nose of tropical fruits; leaves a smooth and creamy residue on the palate; softer as a result of malolactic conversion.

A stylish white depicting the ‘terroir’ of the Bay of Fires region.

Our Grapes. Our Tasmanian Wines.

Priory Ridge Wines Tasmanian Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris ---------------- 2021

Vibrant straw coloured appearance.

A well-made wine reflecting a great vintage; presents with a serious texture and a zingy citrus balance, giving a persistence and length that will get better with age.

New Release

Chardonnay------------------ 2021

A wine of considerable poise, intensity and length.

Delightful to drink now but becomes richer and more complex with cellaring.

Delicate floral nose; layers of honeyed nuttiness, creamy and toasty with core of stone fruit.

A boutique vineyard in every sense, consisting of six hectares of north facing slopes, the rich Devonian granite soil – unique in Tasmanian vineyards, transfers a special ‘terroir’ to the wine. Our unique location produces aromatic whites and full bodied reds, packed with character and flavour.

All grapes are hand-picked and wine fermented by the grapes’ own yeasts.  The Pinot Noir is allowed to mature in French Oak for over 18 months undertaking natural malolactic conversion, thus enhancing the body and flavour and producing a rounder, fuller mouth feel to the wine.

The Sauvignon Blanc is naturally fermented in oak barrels in the French tradition.

We also produce small quantities of Pinot Gris, Traminer and Chardonnay.


Os proprietários são muito gentis. Valeu a pena conhecer. Perto do centro da cidade. Absss


Lovely location and lawns with views over the valley. The Chardonnay has a lovely unique flavour. So nice also learning about the history of the farm.

Giuseppe April 15, 2022

Some good wines great 👍 ambience.

Gary Crompton April 6, 2022

What a wonderful gem - a beautiful outlook, friendly and knowledgeable staff and great wine.

Deborah Crompton April 3, 2022

Great spot. Great detail to customers during tastings. Amazing chocolate n wine matching

M Smith March 8, 2022

Julie was a gem and so Is this place. It's a beautiful setting and she really took care of us. I'm not a huge wine drinker but I still thoroughly enjoyed the wine and my experience there 🙂 thank you Julie!!

Ayami Starke February 19, 2022

Fantastic hidden away vineyard, top quality wines with a great selection and very welcoming lady at the wine tasting shack.

Roger Murfet November 18, 2021

Fantastic hidden away vineyard, top quality wines with a great selection and very welcoming lady at the wine tasting shack.

Roger Murfet November 18, 2021
David Hickman October 31, 2021

Fantastic cosy experience, wonderful hosts and gorgeous family. Call in, you wont regret it.

Jane Urquhart June 5, 2021

We're very happy to have stopped at this winery. The lady who helped us was incredibly knowledgeable about the area and gave us some maps and great information to help guide the rest of our holiday. The location was very sweet with a nice log fire to sit in front of while we tried the (delicious) wines! We're very grateful for our stop there.

Serena Urquhart May 28, 2021

Nice little cellar door in an old shed. Very warm and inviting and a personalised experience.

Paul Filmer May 21, 2021
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Priory Ridge Wines Cellar Door Information

Closed for Winter Other than by Appointment

Bookings preferred. Please phone ahead to arrange for tastings or sales and feel free to purchase your order online first.

Julie and David


Limit of 8 adults per tasting session.

Phone & online orders accepted.

Bookings Preferred. COVID-safe practices. Outdoor seating. Picnic facilities. Enquiries:

+0408 479 699


+03 6376 1916

Opening Times

Closed the Following Days

Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, Easter Friday and Easter Sunday


Send Your Queries

Re opening 2nd January 2023



Owner / Operator
Julie was born and raised in St Helens. She trained as a teacher and focused on home economics. Julie is also a senior judge for the Royal Hobart Agricultural Show Society.


Owner / Operator
David was born and raised in St Marys. He trained as a telecommunications expert and became a State member of the Tasmanian Parliament in 1983.

There is also a committed crew of family and friends who help to make this place happen.


A unique experience awaits you at the Priory Ridge Cellar. As you savour the depths of flavours of the handcrafted cool climate wines you can take in the ambience of the adapted 1900’s shearing shed. Julie’s ancestors used timber from the property to build the bush pole structure, the split paling cladding & iron roof have stood the test of time for past 80 years. Visitors can enjoy the pictorial history of yesteryear activity in the Priory district along with old wares. Julie grew up in the area and has maintained a collection of memorabilia along with records of pioneering families.

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Route C843
280 Ansons Bay Road
St Helens
Tasmania 7216


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Julie Llewellyn

Priory Ridge Wines is the only Vineyard and Cellar Door operation in the Iconic Bay of Fires/St. Helens, Tasmania.

Our 2022 Winter break is coming to an end! PRIORY RIDGE WINES Wines will be re-opening the Cellar Door for Tastings and Sales on Wednesday August 31, 2022.
Opening days and times:  Wednesday to Sunday; 11.00 am - 4.00 pm.
Covid safe practices. Appointments preferred for groups.  New vintages of our wines will be arriving soon to add to our stock.  Hopefully, we can welcome customers with some fine and warmer weather.  The 14,000 vines have been meticulously tended and pruned by our loyal team and the birds are returning for the Spring. 
#Eastcoastprovidore #furneauxcomptoir #pyenganafarmgatecafe #parksidebarandkitchen #wharfbarandkitchen #raidasthelens #panoramahotel #marestaeatery
Unfortunately, due to family circumstances we are unable open our Cellar Door at this time.  Watch this space for future opening times.
Meanwhile, our wines are readily available locally at ECProvidore, Raida, Panorama Hotel. Wharf Bar & Kitchen, Furneaux Comptoir, Parkside Bar & Kitchen, Dorset Hotel, St. Marys Hotel.
Also it is time to book for our Annual Great Eastern Wine Week Event.  Bookings are essential & free - go to Try Booking.com BZBCZ.
Over the long weekend we welcomed many people to our warm & cosy Cellar Door including some Tasmanians who arrived in this beautifully restored Chevrolet. Thank you for visiting & sharing with us.
Under the verandah is just one of several outdoor settings to enjoy a glass of wine at Priory Ridge Vineyard - just one of our Covid-Safety practices.
January 21, 2022. The scene is set for Sophie & Will's wedding under the blackwood tree with our vines flourishing in the background.
Our saying for the week! 😆

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