Ricky Evans, Tasmanian born, studied Oenology at the University of Adelaide before working in the Barossa and the Napa Valley. He always wanted to make wine in Tasmania so in 2010 he secured a position as winemaker at Bay of Fires Winery under Edd Carr.
In 2013 a vintage of kind yields, Ricky secured 2 tonne of pinot grapes from a Rosevears Vineyard, hence forth the name Two Tonne. With the slogan ‘Small parcels, Big love’ Ricky Evans has epitomized what we want from the hands on grower; exciting and hard to get small batch wines.
Ricky has positioned himself well for the growth of his project sourcing fruit from a number of vineyards, Three Wishes near Batman Bridge (which he leases), and Native Point also on the Tamar River. In 2017 he planted his own vineyard on family land at Swan Bay and secured the lease on the former Ryanna Vineyard at the back of Waverley (close to White Hills).
In both the Two Tonne line-up and the more accessible Ziggurat range, Evan’s pinot’s show brilliant light and shade. Hands off elevage, little intervention no filtration and minimal additions allows the fruit and vineyard to shine, a theme that carries through to excellent regional examples of Riesling and Chardonnay. “I want flavour. I want the wines to be generous. But purity is first and foremost what I’m trying to find.” – Ricky Evans