Riversdale Estate

"Each sip is a journey through time and terroir"

In the heart of Tasmania's picturesque Coal River Valley, Riversdale Estate unfolds a captivating tale through its meticulously crafted wines. With an unwavering commitment to the land and a profound respect for tradition, each bottle tells the story of our heritage, encapsulating the unique terroir that defines our vineyards. Nurtured by the cool climate and fertile soils, our vines, some of the oldest in the region, yield grapes that bear the essence of this exceptional land. The result is a collection of wines that showcase the artistry and passion embedded in every step of the winemaking process. From the crisp notes of our award-winning Riesling to the rich complexity of our Chardonnay, Syrah, and Pinot Noir, each sip is a journey through time and terroir, an invitation to savour the unparalleled character of Riversdale Estate's vinous creations.

Ian and Wendy Roberts Ian and Wendy Roberts


In 1980. Riversdale was purchased by 26-year-old Ian Roberts who required large scale acreage from which to run his world class Angora Stud programs. Ian was an ambitious young man with a keen mind in search for land with a great potential for evolution. Ian purchased Riversdale during a drought for a district record and it has since been only one of three properties sold in the area for 75 years. 

In 1991, the first vineyards on Riversdale were planted along with a large olive grove. These vineyards were some of the first in the valley and it was then that the unique micro-climates were subsequently discovered. Since 1991, 40 hectares have been selectively planted in various areas on the property by Ian, Wendy & their three sons Christiaan, Anton & Rainier. 

Jasper Marais - Winemaker - Riversdale Estate Jasper Marais - Winemaker - Riversdale Estate

Winemaker: Jasper Marais

In 2019, the visionary 'Celestia' facility emerged at Riversdale, becoming the canvas for Winemaker Jasper Marais to unveil the truest expressions of Riversdale's terroir. Hailing from South Africa, Jasper brings not just a cheeky sense of humor but also a profound passion for cool-climate winemaking, shaped by diverse vintages from Tasmania to California's Napa Valley. As an integral part of the Riversdale family, Jasper and his kin reside in the historic Old Homestead. Committed to pushing boundaries, Jasper spearheads unique initiatives like the Underwater Sparkling program, exploring novel dimensions in winemaking. The winery, built on pillars of sustainability and quality, boasts cutting-edge features such as looped cooling systems, gravity-assisted transportation, and a 100% self-produced nitrogen plant. On the quality front, custom tanks and state-of-the-art Pellenc equipment, including Vision 2 and Winery M, underscore Jasper's dedication to crafting wines that embody the essence of Riversdale.

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All wines are sustainably Estate grown & bottled,Riversdale Estateexcels in preserving quality and sustainability, marrying meticulous craftsmanship with a commitment to the environment.

Riversdale Cellardoor presented by Unovino Riversdale Cellardoor presented by Unovino

Cellar Door & View

The Cellar Door is our special place where we can take you or a group through our extensive list, ranging from current releases to museum wines. We pride ourselves on giving unique & genuine tasting experiences by those who are fully involved in our practices.

Riversdale Community presented at Unovino Riversdale Community presented at Unovino


In addition to producing outstanding wines, Riversdale Estate actively nurtures a spirit of unity and sustainability. The winery's dedication to the local community is visible through regular events that not only honor the craft of winemaking but also promote a sense of togetherness. Riversdale is dedicated to sourcing its produce locally, championing nearby farms, and incorporating eco-friendly practices, establishing a harmonious connection with the environment