Did you know, at Bangor we produce superfine merino wool as well as wine? Matt and Vanessa, representing Australian woolgrowers, were recently honoured to receive the International Eco-Stewardship Award, for their environmental management of the Bangor property. Presented at a star-studded gala event as part of Fashion Week in Milan, it was a chance to promote Tassie wool to the world (and rub shoulders with people we don't usually get a chance to hang out with!)
"An ambitious programme of reform has seen the best Australian woolgrowers set new benchmarks for producing this most precious natural fibre." - Cate Blanchett
Bangor is a 4 hectare vineyard and a beautiful 6,200 hectare farming property that is managed for its' stunning natural environment. Located on the Forestier Peninsula in Tasmania's south east, Bangor has over 35 km of breathtaking coastline, 5,100 hectares of native forests and 2,100 hectares of private nature conservation reserves. These precious forests are home to a large number of birds and animals, including some of Tasmania's most iconic species such as the wedge-tailed eagle, and the Tasmanian Devil.
Bangor and the Forestier Peninsula also have a long and proud cultural history, from Tasmanian Aboriginal heritage, to the first European explorers visiting Bangor's shores in 1642, to whaling in Lagoon Bay in the 1830's and the development of farming land to supply food to the convict settlement of Port Arthur. The Dunbabin family started managing Bangor in the late 1800's, and the property remains in the family to this day.
Image: Cate Blanchette presented Australian woolgrowers, Richard & Jenny Weatherly, ‘Connewarran’ farm and Matt & Vanessa Dunbabin, ‘Bangor’ farm, win the 2018 International Ecostewardship Award, for sustainable farming and conservation practices.