They said it would never work. When Claudio Alcorso planted the first vines at Moorilla, the agricultural department said it was a rubbish idea. ‘Apples and pears, Mr Alcorso.’ He did it anyway. The rest is history. Nowadays Hobart’s oldest vineyard has bolted into the modern era and beyond under the guidance of current owner David Walsh (MONA) and his team of creative thinkers, including Moorilla’s young Canadian head winemaker Conor van der Reest.

 

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