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Campania Hills is owned and operated by Jeanette and Lindsay Kingston
and is situated at Campania in the Coal River Valley, one of the
premier wine growing areas of Tasmania.
Campania Hills is situated at Campania in the Coal River Valley, one of the premier wine growing areas of Tasmania. Campania is more often than not the hottest place in Tasmania and is around 30 minutes from Hobart in a North Easterly direction.
Campania Hills began life as ‘Colmaur’ in 1995. The property was purchased by Jeanette and Lindsay Kingston who changed the name to ‘Campania Hills as ‘Colmaur’ was no longer relevant. The 72 Acre farm comprises a mixture of bush, pasture, olive grove and vineyard.
Jeanette and Lindsay took on the property with a single-minded focus. This approach was to stand them in good stead in the first years as neither had any experience in Vineyard management, olive production or general farm management. Lindsay’s off handed remark of ‘the only experience we’d had was getting the cork out of the bottle’ was to typify the early years.
The first vintage in 05 came and went with the Pinot being a very nice wine and the Chardonnay not far behind. The 06 Vintage was another story. The unwooded Chardonnay has been entered in 4 shows winning 3 Bronze Medals, a Top Gold and a Trophy. The 06 Pinot Noir picker up a Silver medal at the Cowra Wine Show and was the top scoring Silver Medalist (from 84 entries) at the Royal Hobart International Wine Show in 2007.
The following 3 vintages have seen the Kingston’s winning 16 medals from 9 wines. Their 08 Pinot Noir was judged top Pinot at the Rutherglen Wine Show, and 5th of 120 entries (Silver medal) at the Royal Hobart International Wine Show and a further Silver at the Tasmanian Wine Show.
It is hoped that this is only the beginning of things to come. Lindsay and Jeanette are always happy to welcome anyone who may venture through the gate and now offer B&B accommodation.