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Pressing Matters is a small, family-owned Tasmanian vineyard producing award-winning Rieslings and Pinot Noir.

Greg Melick AO SC and wife Michelle founded Pressing Matters in 2002, inspired by the potential of the neighbouring Morningside Vineyard to produce the noble European varieties of Riesling, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Cabernet. The first vintage was in 2006.

Greg is a wine lover and international wine citizen. Wearing many hats: Senior Counsel; 52 years in the ADF Reserve with the last 12 as Major General; national/international wine judge; Master Judge of Wine, his services to wine education and the show system have been awarded by peak bodies including recognition of the ‘Avery Forum‘.

As busy as Greg is in his first careers, he finds time to ‘run interference’ in key aspects of the vineyard. His love of Mosel and Burgundy wines inspires Pressing Matters but Greg’s role as father and grandfather are his proudest achievements.

The opportunity to unite the Morningside vineyard with Pressing Matters saw the Hall family join the Melicks as partners in late 2019. A friendship formed from a love of burgundy and holidays shared in the family home in Meursault now fuels the next stage of the Pressing Matters story. Significant investment in a new winery, tasting room and general infrastructure and new plantings are some of the first steps of the partnership.

Mark and his team at Peak Viticulture keep a meticulous eye on our holdings and bring a wealth of local experience and knowledge to Pressing Matters. They revel in establishing new blocks with the latest clonal diversity right next to tending the oldest Pinot and Cabernet vines in the district. In these high density plantings they focus on soil heath, vine balance and highly detailed canopy management so this unique site can express true terroir. Light tillage undervine and midrow bring in oxygen and nutrient recycling as well as allowing planting of a diverse mix of annual and perennial legumes and grasses.

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The Reserve Cellars. ABN 89621364994 Liquor License 196883. The Reserve Cellar supports the responsible service of alcohol. It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. WARNING: Under the Liquor Act 1992, it is an offence to supply liquor to a person under the age of 18 years (Penalty exceeds $6,000). for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (Penalty exceeds $500).

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