Wine glasses perched on a crayfish pot next to a boat with a crate of wine inside on a beach

Our Story

We make wine on an island, a rock at the end of the world some would say. We see things differently. This wild isle of ours - it rewards patience and the results speak for themselves.

Fascinated by sparkling wine from an early age, the decision to specialise in making it came naturally. In 2010 Henskens Rankin of Tasmania was founded with just two tonne of fruit in tiny parcels and a vision of creating, ethical, distinctive styles of sparkling. Based in nipaluna Hobart, exceptional fruit is sourced from sustainablility-minded growers throughout the island.

The approach to winemaking is deliberately small-scale and artisanal, always seeking to maximise quality. Doing crazy things carefully.

Unashamedly luxurious, Henskens Rankin of Tasmania is founded on the principle that luxury is ethical. This guides the winemaking and choice of partners. It extends to every aspect of the business, particularly the supply chain: wherever possible materials are ethically-sourced and packaging re-useable, compostable and/or recyclable. From 2020 all Henskens Rankin wines are completely vegan friendly. It’s a journey in progress.

The brand logo is derived from our stylised joint signature.

Frieda Henskens & David Rankin

Frieda and David standing outside in Sandy Bay, Hobart