The Te Kano Estate tasting room has opened at last.

The GT WINE team was devastated to hear news of the passing of one of the Australian wine industry’s brightest young stars back in May, Vaughn Dell of Sinapius in Pipers Brook, northern Tasmania.

Vaughn and his wife Linda Morice purchased their (now) four-hectare vineyard in 2005 and have since gained much admiration for their work and research with close-planted vines, intensely expressive minimal intervention wines and pioneering work with gamay in Tasmania.

Not just a respected winemaker and viticulturist, Vaughn was also a talented AFL player and a much-loved husband and father. He was 39. Our thoughts are with Linda and their two daughters, as well as those closest to Vaughn.

To purchase Sinapius wine directly from the family, head to