Max and Siobhan met at the Gnadenberg Church on the Hill of Grace. Wine, it would seem, was in their future. They galavanted around the globe, making wine in NZ, France, Germany and Oregon. On return to their roots in Australia, they settled in Tasmania. Anim is their small, family project, named after their three daughters. Its aim is to highlight unique sites and special parcels from southern Tasmania. To do so, they are intimately involved with the vineyards they select. The wines are made in tiny volumes, primarily allocated to mailing list. Our approach to wine-growing is very much geared towards the vineyard. Conscientious farming with fresh, balanced fruit and expression of site. Our winemaking is attentive, without intervention. Oxidative handling, wild yeasts, minimal input. We forego fining and filtration where possible. We currently source fruit from two vineyards. The Tinderbox Vineyard is farmed solely by Max and sees the production of our core range of three classic varieties: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling. The breathtaking Tinderbox Vineyard is perched at the entrance to the d’Entrecasteaux Channel, with sweeping views across to Bruny Island and Storm Bay. The Clarence House Vineyard is farmed with Max’s input and affords a unique opportunity for a combined harvest and co-ferment of many different white and red grape varieties. Uniquely positioned in the foothills of Mt Rumney, Clarence House Estate lies in a small corridor between the Knopwood Hills and Meehan Range, located between Hobart and the Coal Valley.