Hay Bales and Vines - Coombend Vineyard, Tasmania by TonyCrehan

Hay Bales and Vines - Coombend Vineyard, Tasmania by 

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Part of the extensive vineyards at Coombend Vineyard, Freycinet, Tasmania,

The Coombend property is deeply interwoven both with the early history of Tasmania’s East Coast and that of the other wineries in the area. The story starts with William Lyne and his family who migrated from their native Gloucestershire in 1826 to settle a 1500 acre land grant near Swansea which they named Apsley.

After a period spent residing at Milton, William’s youngest son, Henry, subsequently established the property to the south of Apsley, which he named Coomb End after the family’s English home. Not only are these names commemorated by Apsley Gorge, Milton and Coombend vineyard’s, but the Spring Vale property at Cranbrook, also now a vineyard, has been in the hands of the Lyne family descendants since 1875.

More recently, the older section of the vineyard to the west of the Tasman highway was established in 1985 by John Fenn Smith who, working closely with our neighbours Freycinet Vineyard, planted 6.5 hectares of vines, plus 2000 olive trees, on his 2600-hectare sheep station. The extensive vineyards on the eastern, lagoon-side of the highway were added in 2005 when Tamar Ridge Estates (Gunns Ltd) purchased the property.

Gunns Sold its Tamar Ridge wines to Brown Brothers of Milawa (Vic.) in 2010.

Taken with Pentax k-r on 15 January 2012.
Lens Pentax-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6
ISO 200
0 EV
1/200 sec.
Hand held

Minor adjustments in PSE 9.

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  • Sue Knowles
    Sue Knowlesabout 3 years ago

    2 of my favourite things to see along the road – hay bales and vines. This is nice to see whilst we are having a very cold winter day. A lovely scene – enjoy your summer.

  • Thank you Sue. Trampled through a few nettles and flirted with an electric fence to get this shot of the two subjects together.

    – TonyCrehan

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherabout 3 years ago

    lovely scene

  • Hi Sean. Thanks for comment. glad you like the shot.

    – TonyCrehan

  • Jenny Brice
    Jenny Briceabout 3 years ago

    A great view of the countryside and agriculture in Tasmania Tony.

  • Thanks Jenny. I was fascinated driving past this scene two weeks ago and just had to go back and capture it before the vineyard harvest time. Tony:)

    – TonyCrehan

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful work… Congratulations on your feature!
    Nature And Man FEATURES January 18th 2012

    This work is eligible to enter in our Nature And Man *Featured Works Challenge * January 2012
    *Good Luck

  • Thanks for the fave and great news Evita. It is a thrill to have my work featured in the group.

    – TonyCrehan

  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98about 3 years ago

    I love scenes like this, especially when they are so well composed. This is a cracker Tony and at last I have been able to book my long awaited tour of Tassie – 12 days in mid April. We are due to spend two nights at the Freycinet Lodge so I might get to see this vineyard for myself!

  • Thanks Peter. Great news about your visit. Let me know when you have your itinerary planned and hopefully we can get together while you are here.

    – TonyCrehan

  • Qnita
    Qnitaabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations with the feature!
    Lovely work!

  • Thanks for adding this to your favourites Qnita and thank you for your kind comment.

    – TonyCrehan

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations placed in the Top Ten!
    Nature And Man *Featured Works Challenge * January 2012

  • Thanks for the great news Evita. Congratulations to the winner and other top tens.

    – TonyCrehan

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGalmost 3 years ago

  • Thanks very much for the great news Graham. A big thrill to have my work featured in the Group. Happy Easter Mate. Tony

    – TonyCrehan

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sedicialmost 3 years ago

    June 9th, 2012
    Thank You For Participating

  • Many thanks for this recognition Mary.

    – TonyCrehan

  • Sharon Brown
    Sharon Brownover 2 years ago

    Don’t forget to add your image to the August Voucher Challenge

  • Thanks for the great news Polly and reminder about the August Voucher Challenge.

    – TonyCrehan

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