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...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • Dalrymple Vineyards

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

  • Palmara

    Hello and welcome to my family site. The name PALMARA has been derived from our family members na...

  • Pirie Estate

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

  • Pages Creek

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

  • Tamar Ridge

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

  • Moorilla Estate

    Claudio Alcorso, who emigrated from Italy in 1937, made a significant contribution to the cultura...

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  • Stefano Lubiana Champagne Blend Brut 2007

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  • Stefano Lubiana Pinot Noir Primavera 2003

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  • Stefano Lubiana Pinot Noir Primavera NV

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  • Stefano Lubiana Riesling 2005

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  • Stefano Lubiana Riesling 2007

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  • Stefano Lubiana Riesling 2003

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  • Stefano Lubiana Riesling 2001

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  • Stefano Lubiana Riesling 2009

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  • Stefano Lubiana Alfresco 2008

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  • Stefano Lubiana White Blend NV

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