always look up at the stars
and not down at your feet
A tribute to Abel Tasman
from one island in the South Pacific to another
working with pristine fruit to craft the wines
an environment of extraordinary beauty
gazing towards the heavens
all I have ever wanted to do
the best treasures can be above us



2017 Stargazer Tasmania Pinot Noir:

‘The perfume is decidedly spicy, pepper, clove, anise, sour cherry, tart plum. Beautiful. The palate rolls together similar flavours with a light smoky edge, but what I like best is the tannin profile, silty, firm, exceptionally long, pulling the wine tight and finishing with light sappy-chewy tugs. Texture is a forte. It’s a serious feeling wine done very well.’

Mike Bennie, WINEFRONT, 14 January 2019

2017 Stargazer Tasmania Chardonnay:

‘The very talented Samantha Connew is making some outstanding wines under her Stargazer label in Tasmania and this Coal Valley chardonnay is drinking superbly well on release with beautiful cool-climate balance. A chardonnay that resonates.’

Winsor Dobbin, CIAO MAGAZINE, 7 December 2018

2018 Stargazer Tasmania Riesling:

‘Beautiful expression of wild-fermented Tasmanian riesling from a single vineyard in the Coal River Valley near Hobart; scintillating floral, citrusy aromatics; shimmering and juicy on the tongue.’


2018 Stargazer Tasmania Tupelo:

‘The aroma is intensely spicy and muscaty, as though there is some gewürztraminer in it (there is!). The palate is soft and round, fruity and rich, with a trace of sweetness but lovely clean acidity balancing it, the finish quite refreshing, lively and full of energy. Delicious wine.’

Huon Hooke, THE REAL REVIEW, 15 December 2018

2018 Stargazer Tasmania Rada:

‘It’s a highly drinkable red, the noir’s strawberry and red cherry mingled with meunier’s raspberry and more savoury spices. A portion of whole bunch pinot noir brings a touch of wood smoke to the nose. The palate is vibrant with the modest tannins controlling the enthusiastic fruit flavours and an acid ping to finish.’

Peter Bourne, GOURMET TRAVELLER WINE, Feb/Mar 2019