Tasmania Wine

Tasmanian vignerons have not yet registered any regions or subregions. This is likely to change in the future, as there are considerable climatic and terroir dissimilarities between Pipers River and the Tamar Valley in the north; the Derwent Valley, the Huon Valley and the Coal River Valley with Richmond in the south, and Bicheno on the east coast. It is a common fallacy to imagine that all Tasmanian wines are similar, or have similar backgrounds. Nothing could be further from the truth. If there is a common link, it comes most clearly through Pinot Noir and Riesling, with Chardonnay not far behind, particularly when the latter is teamed up with Pinot Noir in the production of sparkling wine. The warmest areas, and those most likely to permit the satisfactory ripening of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, are the Tamar Valley, the Coal River and Bicheno. Even here, site selection of the sunniest, most sheltered, north and north-east facing slopes is crucial, as is meticulous viticulture and canopy control. At the other end of the spectrum is the Pipers River area, made doubly challenging by the rich red soils that predominate and, in the far south, the beautiful Huon Valley. As Tasmanian pioneer Andrew Read more »

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Pooley Wines Pty Ltd

    Pooley Wines was established in 1985 when the late Denis Pooley and his wife, Margaret, planted t...

  • Pirie Estate

    Pirie Tasmania is the latest evolution of one man's belief that Tasmania can be one of the truly ...

  • Bellendena

    We established our family vineyard in 1995 on half a hectare on the Tinderbox Peninsula, about 20...

  • Ghost Rock Vineyard

    Situated 10 minutes east of Devonport on the Tasmanian North West Wine Route, Ghost Rock Vineyard...

  • Frogmore Creek Vineyards

    Frogmore Creek Wines is one of Tasmania's most awarded wineries. Proudly family owned, Frogmore C...

  • Dalrymple Vineyards

    Nestled in a cocoon of mixed vegetation and rolling hills, Dalrymple Estate enjoys a unique and s...

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  • DOing a tasting tonight04 Janz Sparkling - Tasmania05 E&E Sparkling SHiraz08 Mesh Riesling Clare/Eden Valley Blend [half Grosset half Yalumba hence Mesh]08 O'Leary Walker Polish Hill Riesling Clare16 Orlando ST Helga Riesling Eden Valley05 Zeghesio Zinfandel02 Yalumba Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Blend05 McWilliams 1877 Cabernet Sauvignon/S... Read More

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  • Aussie Pinot NoirBest RegionsAdelaide Hills - South AustraliaMornington ... - ... - SW of Melbourne VictoriaTasmaniaSome abberations from Macedon Ranges North of Melbourne, Beechworth NNE of Melbourne and Gippsland East of Melbourne My Favourite MakersAdelaide HillsAshton Hills [3rd best in Oz]BarrettShaw and Smith Murdoch HillMornington Penin... Read More

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  • Aussie Pinot NoirBest RegionsAdelaide Hills - South AustraliaMornington ... - ... - SW of Melbourne VictoriaTasmaniaSome abberations from Macedon Ranges North of Melbourne, Beechworth NNE of Melbourne and Gippsland East of Melbourne My Favourite MakersAdelaide HillsAshton Hills [3rd best in Oz]BarrettShaw and Smith Murdoch HillMornington Penin... Read More

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  • Niagara Bench, Dalmations (Croatia), Georgia (a reasonable bet they've ... ... than anywhere on earth), and Tasmania all have wines worth tasting, and have been on the radar for quite awhile. Others are just listomania linkbait. Read More

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  • Here's the story by Vine Pair, which has made for some decent reads from my ... there's Baja and Canada.Tasmania and Croatia we've heard about for a while longer, and seem to have a bit more Cree than the aforementioned upstarts.Georgia is getting a lot of buzz lately, from some people I respect as well. May be the most worthy of exploratio Read More

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  • Do you get to taste much Tasmania Stephen? Have heard some good things about the PN. Read More

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  • Dalrymple Vineyards Pinot Noir 2015

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    rich fruitness, with mainly cherries Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Was in NYC from July to Nov of '01 and that was a remarkable time in the ... ... Byron Bay south several. Tasmania once, too. Stephen, any more of the Margaret blends you can recommen Read More

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  • GregDean is a good bloke and yes does make some good wineUnfortunately history ... ... and cool climate shirazTasmania is our sparkling white star and small quantities of excellent riesling  chardonnay and pinot noirNot a complete list but an indication of the diversity of what we produce here &nbs Read More

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  • The top producers are very goodMargaret River  - bottom South West Corner ... Smith M3Bird in Hand Net EggTasmaniaFreycinet [no relation to Spanish bubbly giant]These are ones we drink regularly and enjoy - happy to expand or advise if anyone so desir Read More

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  • The North West of Tasmania has an ideal cool climate and produces excellent sparkling, Riesling and Pinot noir. White Rock Vineyard has just released it's first Dornfelder and is the only one in Australia to do so. In fact, the variety is not yet listed on the International Organisation for Wine and Vine list for varieties grown in Australia ...

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