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 »

View More

Popular wines made in Tasmania under $20

Find local availability for these wines:Submit

Varietals Produced in Tasmania View all

  • 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...

  • 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...

Subregions of Tasmania

Popular Wineries in Tasmania View all

  • Ghost Rock Vineyard

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

  • Pembroke Wine Company

    The Pembroke Vineyard is located at the entrance to the Coal River Valley in southern Tasmania on...

  • Tamar Ridge

    Great wines are made in the vineyard and it is the exceptional fruit grown at the Kayena Vineyard...

  • Bay of Fires Winery

    Out of extraordinary challenges, come exceptional results. It's no easy task growing vines in T...

  • Pirie Estate

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

  • Barringwood Park Vineyard

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

People getting updates on Tasmania Wines

Page 2 of 19

Tasmania on Snooth

  • I'm not sure how much Australian sparkling wine gets sold in the USA. ... ... South Australia (24%) and Tasmania (11%). Produced using methode traditionnelle, i.e. fermented in bottle to achieve dissolved carbon dioxide for the bubbles. It is composed of Chardonnay (53%), Pinot Noir (44%) and Pinot Meunier (3%). AUD$20. Pale yellow colour, sof... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Couple of Aussie sparklings


  • You're doing a Tasmania tasting? Cool. I would be very interested.I guess I understand their pricing. Maybe not in Australia, but in the US. It's an out of the way place to ship from. Not helped by the current exchange rate of the Australian vs US dollars. That's got to be killing some of those winemakers. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Australians do Rhone blancs...


  • Greg,I'll second you on the De Iuliis wines. The 2012 whites are looking ... to report on this after the Tasmania tasting I'm doing next wee Read More

    Forum post in the topic Australians do Rhone blancs...


  • Australia does some great whites period, whether or not they're ... some ... some credit for effort.From Tasmania, probably the coolest region in Australia, Glaetzer-Dixon Uberblanc Riesling - another of the more different wines I've had from Australia, even with a slight fizz? Or maybe it was just the acid? It's been a while and I'm not sure.... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Australians do Rhone blancs...


  • Josef Chromy Tasmania Chardonnay 2011

    Snoothrank:

    Josef Chromy (Launceston, Tasmania) is well known in the Great White North for Pinot Noir, but for Chardonnay less so. If you are tickled by the garlic-lees scent of some Chablis, this may be the wine for you. No fruit-bomb for après-midi aperitifs, this wine is acidic and cold-climate - and mainly for food. Ignoring the nose, the entry is qui... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Hello everyone.  I have loved wine for as long as I can remember - ... I ... ... I recently travelled to Tasmania, Australia this past Christmas and fell in love with their Pinot Grigio.  I also really liked the Margaret River Chardonnay's.  For everyday I stick to Canadian, specifically, Okanagan area.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE Laughing Stock Pinot ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Josef Chromy Pinot Noir 2010

    Snoothrank:

    A really great and interesting pinot. Good acid and soft tannin, leather/earthiness combines lots of fresh cherry fruit (but not too sweet) and smoky notes. Read More

    Wine review by JenniferT


  • 42 Degrees South Pinot Noir 2009

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by Daniel Young


  •  From a tasting panel video, November 2012. A lovely, maturing wine that was well received by all. Still with many years left on it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Pzn7lZntZs Read More

    Forum post in the topic 2003 Domaine A Cabernet...


  •  We invite you to experience true creativity and magic of ... sparkling winesJanz - Tasmania is a wonderful place to make sparkling wines. The cool climate produces Pinot Noirs and Chardonnay's with great acidity and structure. Janz is one of the better known producers of this wild but magical island, and their sparkling wine is a true express... Read More

    Forum post in the topic The Magic of the Bubbles Pop...


prev 1 2 3 4 5  ...  19 next




View larger map



Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

Recent Forum PostsView all


Tasmania wine ratings and reviews





Snooth Media Network