About Lowestoft Estate

Lowestoft was built circa 1850 on land acquired by Thomas Lowes in 1830. He arrived in Hobart from England as a free settler on the ship Thalia in 1823 and planned to establish the first distillery but on arrival found others were already in production. However, Lowes later erected a distillery and malt house, became a politician and also had connections in banking, horse racing and cricket. He was known to entertain and hold large events at the Lowestoft homestead.
Lowes was one of the first to plant vines in or near Hobart and in 1848 won first prize at the Hobart Horticultural Society Show for two wines he produced near Lowestoft.

About Liam McElhinney

Liam is the Marlborough-born genius behind some of the world’s most iconic Sauvignon Blancs, such as The Ned and Saint Clair. He has won numerous awards, including a Best in Show Trophy at the Decanter World Wine Awards. Liam is a cool climate winemaking expert with previous experience at New Zealand’s Marisco, Te Pa and Trinity wineries, as well as working in France, Canada and the United States.