Pressing Matters

Tasmania | Southern Tasmania | Palawa

Our Review

Greg Melick is a busy bloke - senior counsel, wine show judge and 52 years in the Australian Defence Force, part of which was served as Major General, but lucky for us, he managed to establish Pressing Matters in 2006, just outside the beautiful township of Richmond in the Coal River Valley. Pressing Matters' 7ha of vineyards are an equal split between riesling and pinot noir and the acquisition of the Morningside vineyard in ’19 has expanded the range. These days, rockstar Tassie winemaker Samantha Connew is onboard and the wines, already some of the most highly awarded in Tasmania, continue to go from strength to strength. Their new cellar door opened late '23. -DAVE BROOKES


Rieslings from bone-dry to sweet, pinot noir, chardonnay, cabernet (old vine)

Cellar Door


Overlooking the vineyard and with spectacular views down the valley, the cellar door at Pressing Matters provides an intimate and educational tasting experience.


7 days 10–5

Details are correct at time of writing

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Stockist Information

Distribution Information

Tas: David Johnstone
Rest of Aus: DWS


Winemaker Samantha Connew
Viticulturalist Mark Hoey
Traditional Place Name Palawa
Region Southern Tasmania
Address 711 Middle Tea Tree Road, Tea Tree, TAS 7017
Established 2002
Dozens 3500
Vineyards (area) 15 ha
Opening Hours Daily 10am to 5pm
Telephone 0474 380 109
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