The name and personality of Tasmanian underground drinking
You can't really go past, through or around Tasmania without hearing the name Peter Dredge, Dr Edge or aka Dredgy.
A winemaker of Petaluma pedigree Peter Dredge travelled and studied wine throughout the Mosel and Oregon, places still close to his heart and mind and finally moved to Tasmania in 2009.
Some contract winemaking, a position as chief winemaker at Bay of Fires and eventually a paid partnership with the Ellis Family he relaunched Meadowbank wines and still crafts the wines there today.
In conjunction with the Ellis family he also secured a lease agreement of his own, a mere 1.5 hectares in which planted Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling.
Known for finely crafted wines, modern colourful labels and the fact most of the island can call him a mate, Peter Dredge has carved his way into the landscape of Tasmania like he was part of the fabric that dorned it.
Most recently a finalist for 2020 Gourmet Travellers Winemaker of the Year. Dr Edge wines sell out vintage after vintage and even the savviest drinkers find it hard to get a hold of these coveted bottles.