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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  • Chardonnay

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • 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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  • Tamar Ridge

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

  • Bellendena

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

  • Herons Rise Vineyard

    Overlooking the D'Entrecasteaux Channel and Bruny Island, Herons Rise Vineyard has been producing...

  • Dalrymple Vineyards

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

  • Craigow

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

  • Providence Vineyards

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

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  • Ninth Island Pinot Noir 2008

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    thin, vapid, high acid, definitely NOT deep dark chewy cherry earthy tobacco, but pretty label Read More

    Wine review by iNewt


  • Given NG's Californian Cab thread had morphed into Sparkling, I thought maybe ... ... Cab etc] comes from Tasmania [The little Triangular Island in the South East corner of Australia - Apologies to those with good Geography, but we get lots of people who confuse Tasmania and New Zealand which is its own Sovereign Country, sadly many of them U... Read More

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  • Stefano Lubiana Chardonnay 2005

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    See Stefano Lubiana (Stefano Lubiana Wines) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#13): www.debramasterofwine.com Read More

    Wine review by Debra Meiburg MW


  • Stefano Lubiana Chardonnay 2003

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    See Stefano Lubiana (Stefano Lubiana Wines) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#13): www.debramasterofwine.com Read More

    Wine review by Debra Meiburg MW


  • Stefano Lubiana Chardonnay 2004

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    See Stefano Lubiana (Stefano Lubiana Wines) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#13): www.debramasterofwine.com Read More

    Wine review by Debra Meiburg MW


  • Stefano Lubiana Wines Savignon Blanc NV

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    See Stefano Lubiana (Stefano Lubiana Wines) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#13): www.debramasterofwine.com Read More

    Wine review by Debra Meiburg MW


  • Stefano Lubiana Wines Savignon Blanc 2007

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    See Stefano Lubiana (Stefano Lubiana Wines) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#13): www.debramasterofwine.com Read More

    Wine review by Debra Meiburg MW


  • Stefano Lubiana Wines Savignon Blanc 2001

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    See Stefano Lubiana (Stefano Lubiana Wines) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#13): www.debramasterofwine.com Read More

    Wine review by Debra Meiburg MW


  • Stefano Lubiana Wines Savignon Blanc 2006

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    See Stefano Lubiana (Stefano Lubiana Wines) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#13): www.debramasterofwine.com Read More

    Wine review by Debra Meiburg MW


  • Stefano Lubiana Sauvignon Blanc 2007

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    See Stefano Lubiana (Stefano Lubiana Wines) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#13): www.debramasterofwine.com Read More

    Wine review by Debra Meiburg MW


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