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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  • Pinot Noir

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

  • 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...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

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  • Moores Hill Estate

    Moores Hill Estate is a boutique family operated wine producer located in the beautiful Tamar Val...

  • Coal Valley Vineyard Pty Ltd

    The first "Old Block" of vines at Coal Valley Vineyard, shown above, was first planted in 1991 by...

  • Stoney Ridge Estate Winery

    In July of 1985, Stoney Ridge Cellars became the 18th licensed winery in the fledgling Ontario wi...

  • Bellendena

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

  • Providence Vineyards

    Providence Vineyards, an original land grant to the Brooks family, has had many owners and perhap...

  • Domaine A/Stoney Vineyard

    Welcome to Domaine A - Stoney Vineyard! Located in the rich Coal River Valley of southern Tasman...

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  • Hood Wines Pinot Noir Roaring 40s 2003

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    No written review

    Wine review by elchiconico


  • Panorama Pinot Noir Estate 2003

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    Wine review by elchiconico


  • Pirie Estelle 2007

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    Interesting blend. Great Nose with apple blossom and cherry blossom. Taste is crisp and tart, but a candied sour on the back end. A Decent buy at $10. Read More

    Wine review by WineGeekChris


  • This Week on East Coast Wine Geeks, we taste Pirie south 2007 Estelle from Tasmania. Have you tried this wine? You can listen to our findings on iTunes (East Coast Wine Geeks) or http://www.eastcoastwinegeeks.com Read More

    Forum post in the topic Pirie South 2007 Estelle


  • Pirie Estelle 2007

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    The nose of the wine gives off a muted version of the usually heady Gewurztraminer floral and the Riesling and Pinot Gris combine to give the wine a mellowed out sour patch kid taste. For me, though, there is a little too much Pinot Gris on the end. I personally am not a fan of Pinot Gris and found that I mostly enjoyed the wine until its Pinot ... Read More

    Wine review by WineGeekJen


  • Freycinet Chardonnay 2006

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    If tasted blind I would have thought this was top-notch Meursault or ... ... ... chardonnays of the past, Tasmania is leading the way in Burgundian styl Read More

    Wine review by Lindy Hemsley


  • Ninth Island Pinot Noir 2004

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    No written review

    Wine review by GretzkyU2Yanks


  • Ninth Island Pinot Noir 2004

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    Sorry Boogaman 9th Island is a second label and (in my opinion) not a good example of Tasmanian Pinot. For around the same price try Lake Barrington Pinot, if you can get it there. It has mouth watering acidity and good fruit. Read More

    Wine review by Michael at MAX


  • Tamar Ridge Pinot Noir Kayena Vineyard 2005

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    Strawberry colour, lovely initial fruits lighten. Redcurrant and strawberry on the nose; soft wood on the palette. The chemical scent detected by other drinkers is actually charcoal - brash to begin with, but softens with air. Read More

    Wine review by gabandstephen


  • Ninth Island Riesling 2005

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    Lots of petrol. may be a little past peak. but I got it for $6. There aren't many wines that are this well made for $6. Read More

    Wine review by aronowm2


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