The Two Tonne story began in 2013 when young winemaker Ricky Evans, who had been working alongside Peter Dredge at Bay of Fires, managed to sneak a very small parcel of fruit from the tightly held vineyards of the Tamar Valley. Just two tonnes of fruit began the journey, and its a name (and philosophy) that has stuck with the brand to this day: small parcels, big love. Ricky adopts a vineyard first philosophy; nurture the fruit, and the rest will follow. While his love is first and foremost Pinot Noir, his range of wines has no diversified to cover Riesling, Chardonnay and a few white blends.
In both 2016 & 2017, Ricky was a finalist in the Young Gun's of Wine Competion, and managed to take out the coveted 'People's Choice' Award in 2016.
The TMV Pinot Noir is a snapshot of the Tamar Valley in any given year, using the fundamental Two Tonne style. In 2018, the wine is a blend of three separate Tamar vineyards, with the majority of the fruit coming from Ricky Evans own block, micro blended across clones, and wholebunch fermentation.