Tasmania is increasingly being recognised as home to some of Australia’s leading cool-climate winemaking.
There are no official wine regions in Tasmania with the whole island of Tasmania classified as an official wine zone. However, there is a broad division between Northern Tasmania and Southern Tasmania and within this division there are distinct viticultural areas that include Pipers Brook, Tamar Valley, the North West and Eastern Tasmania, and in the south, the Derwent Valley, Coal River Valley and Huon Valley.
Tasmania has a range of microclimates and soil types that produce a diverse range of wines brimming with character and a sense of 'terroir'. The mild summers and long autumn days allow the grapes to ripen providing elegance and intensity of flavour.
Some of the more popular wine varieties coming out of Tasmania include Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir, while it has long been considered home to some of Australia's finest sparkling wines.
The wines of Tasmania are inherently food-friendly; something we love about their wines and a fact that sees them increasingly prominent on the wine lists of Australia's best restaurants.
Tasmania currently has over 160 licensed wine producers; some of our current favourites include Goaty Hill, Cape Bernier, Derwent Estate, Stoney Rise, Holm Oak and Pooley.