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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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Chardonnay

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

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Popular Wineries in Tasmania View all

  • Providence Vineyards

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

  • Bream Creek Vineyard

    Planted in the early 1970s, Bream Creek Vineyard is one of the longest established commercial gra...

  • Craigow

    Craigow’s wines express the unique character of the Coal River region. Our varieties are selected...

  • Stoney Ridge Estate Winery

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

  • Pages Creek

    Pages Creek is a 10 acre vineyard established in 1999 by Peter Lowrie in undulating countryside ...

  • Barringwood Park Vineyard

    Barringwood Park Cellar Door, which opened in January 2003, was purpose built to take advantage...

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  • Tamar Ridge Pinot Noir 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by TheInsomniac

  • Frogmore Creek Pinot Noir Estate Bottled 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by Saraehp

  • Frogmore Creek Pinot Noir Pinot Noir 2005


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    Wine review by Saraehp

  • Tamar Ridge Riesling Tamar Valley Botrytis Kayena Vineyard 2006


    Classic botrytis riesling: perfect balance of acid and sweetness tempered with lime and kerosene notes. High hopes engendered by a Decanter World Wine Award were utterly exceeded, this is outstanding. Read More

    Wine review by Lindy Hemsley

  • Hood Wines Pinot Noir Roaring 40s 2003


    No written review

    Wine review by elchiconico

  • Panorama Pinot Noir Estate 2003


    No written review

    Wine review by elchiconico

  • Pirie Estelle 2007


    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

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  • Pirie Estelle 2007


    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


    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

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