Australia | Tasmania
Renowned as one of Australia’s finest cool climate wine growing areas, Tasmania is now turning heads as one of the world’s hottest wine regions to buy wine from. The first commercial vineyards were planted in Tasmania in 1865 but these vines were short lived. A resurgence of interest started again in the late 1970s , however, it is only in recent years that this tiny island state of Australia has begun to realise its winemaking potential.
The climate and soils of the region combine to create ideal growing conditions for developing naturally elegant, intensely flavoured and aromatic wines, with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir the region’s most renowned varieties. Tasmania produces Australia’s finest sparkling wines, reflecting high-levels of winemaking expertise and the advantages of a naturally pristine, cool environment.
Driven by a new frontier of intrepid winemakers, Tasmania’s future will capitalise on its popularity, uncompromising reputation for quality and showcase new varietals and styles that will carry the unmistakable stamp of Tasmanian identity. The wines are as beautiful as the land from which they hail, and with so much untapped potential and winemakers learning more about their climates with each passing vintage, the future for this long-time outsider could hardly be brighter.