Shiny Wine is a boutique wine brand based in the Tamar Valley, based in Rosevears, on the left bank of the Tamar River Valley. Although Tasmania is considered ‘cool climate’ Tamar is actually warmer/drier than Southern Victorian regions. North East facing sites. Sandy loam, river silt, good drainage.
These handcrafted wines are produced by James ‘Shiny’ Scott. Shiny is a second generation Tasmanian winemaker who started in the wine industry at 18 years of age, Studied Viticulture and Oenology in Adelaide and gained valuable winemaking experience working in Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, California, Bordeaux and New Zealand. Now he is glad to be back in his home state producing the cool climate wines that he is so passionate about.
James’s father was planting vineyards 45 years ago, something that was frowned upon. In those days the government didn’t give any support for the planting of vines. Their Home vineyard surrounding the winery was planted on their property in 1998. 0.8 Hectares, 100% Pinot Noir in Rosevears. James also leases another vineyard in Rosevears of 1 Hectare with an average age of 15 years plus purchases fruit from the Glengarry vineyard in the same region, the one his father planted over 40 years ago.
These 3 parcels are blended for the Little Shiny whereas the Shiny Wine Pinot Noir comes exclusively from the home vineyard and the old vines in the Glengarry vineyard.