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...

  • 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...

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  • Bay of Fires Winery

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

  • Ghost Rock Vineyard

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

  • Ninth Island

    Kreglinger, founded in 1797 by brothers George and Christian Kreglinger, is a family company, whi...

  • Bream Creek Vineyard

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

  • Barringwood Park Vineyard

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

  • Dalrymple Vineyards

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

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  • Josef Chromy Pinot Noir 2010

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    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

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    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...


  • Bay of Fires Pinot Noir 2010

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    Enjoyed this on 5 May, 2012 with home smoked salmon fillet at our weekend ... ... bottle from the wine yard in Tasmania back in December 2012. Very nice "new zealandish" pinot with ripe raspberry, blue berry, light vanilla and cedar. Highly enjoyable now, but could improve with one-two years of cellaring. Read More

    Wine review by Ruski


  • Domaine a Stoney Vineyard Merlot 2004

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    Fruit Fruit Fruit, Best Merlot I've ever had Read More

    Wine review by solidgecko


  • Josef Chromy Pinot Noir 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by charleyb11


  • Ninth Island Pinot Noir 2010

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    It was the worst Pinot Noir I've ever had. And please, do not compare this one with California Pinots, specially from Russin River, they are the best! Read More

    Wine review by valzinha


  • Ninth Island Pinot Noir 2010

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    This is a very strong fruit based Pinot Noir. Not as overwhelming as many of the Californian Pinots. There is no after taste and even hints at a more complex orgin in the mouth. I serve this to my wifes friends mostly. For the more serious wine drinker, if you like a more earthy cab for instance then this may not be the drink for you. If you lik... Read More

    Wine review by seasea


  • Josef Chromy Botrytis Riesling Launceston Tasmania 2007

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    The Josef Chromy cellar door, vineyard and winery is located at Relbia, a ... ... of Launceston in Northern Tasmania and just a short distance from the Launceston Airport.The estate includes a 61 hectare vineyard and newly completed state of the art winery, producing elegant wines from premium cool climate fruit.http://www.travelaustralia360.c... Read More

    Wine review by Ponting


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