Ed Carr's relentless pursuit for excellence, passion, skill and determination has made him responsible for putting Australian sparkling wine on the global wine map.
Ed was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Champagne & Sparkling Wine Championships 2018 for his contribution to the development and success of the sparkling wine industry. He was the only non-champenois winemaker to receive the award, a testament to the world-class credentials of House of Arras wines.
House of Arras has been crafted using the traditional French technique ‘Méthode Traditionnelle’. The wine is fermented, matured for a minimum of two years and disgorged in the bottle it is presented in. A highly specialised process and requires considerable expertise.
For more than a decade, the House of Arras team has identified and developed the ideal vineyard sites for world-class sparkling wine. This journey has led the House of Arras to call the ancient soils and cold climate of Tasmania home. Its climate is significantly cooler than the mainland, with long summer daylight and maritime influences, which are ideal conditions for long, slow and consistent fruit development.
Vineyards from six regions are selected specifically to support each of the wine styles. The rich tapestry of vineyard selection provides options and diversity with blending between regions and vineyards.
Bay of Fires' cellar door is the Tasmanian home of Bay of Fires, House of Arras and Eddystone Point Wines. We have a range of masterclasses and tasting options available. Bookings preferred.