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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  • Kreglinger

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

  • Ghost Rock Vineyard

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

  • Stoney Ridge Estate Winery

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

  • Dalrymple Vineyards

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

  • Frogmore Creek Vineyards

    Frogmore Creek Wines is one of Tasmania's most awarded wineries. Proudly family owned, Frogmore C...

  • Home Hill

    Home Hill is very much a Tasmanian Boutique Vineyard, Winery, and Restaurant. For many people we ...

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