Winemaking is not new to Tasmania. It was one of the Australian regions where vines were first planted. Yet, it remained an overlooked piece of Australian wine puzzle for years. The things have changed now, though. The hidden beauty of this most southerly of Australia's Geographical Indications has been well explored. The credit goes to the international wine promotions done by the Australian government and the hard work of Aussie winemakers who bring the best out of this cool climate wine region. So, without further ado, let’s explore the gems that produce Tasmanian wines and have earned international reputation already.
The Picturesque Landscapes
Tasmania leads the conversation when the talk is about the most beautiful and picturesque landscapes in the world. Described as one of the beautiful islands in the world, Tasmania is an increasingly popular destination for gourmets and wine aficionados. The region is in vogue for its outstanding cool-climate wines. Tasmanian wines hold the rich terroir of this southernmost Australian state and the vineyards that blend with nature so beautifully.
The Heartbeat of Tasmania – The Sparkling Wines
Of late, Tasmania came into prominence for its award-winning sparkling wines. It happened when Tasmanian wineries came up with more sublime, elegant and complex wines. These wines were crafted from high-quality grapes of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling. All of the vines were grown in this small, yet fantastic wine region. The leading sparkling wine producers from Tasmania are the House of Arras, Bay of Fires, Clover Hill, Jansz, and Kreglinger.
The Northern Highlights
The north regional standouts from Tasmania include Pipers Brook, Jansz, Delamere, Josef Chromy, and Dalrymple. Some rising stars like Moores Hill, Holm Oak, Sinapius, Stoney Rise, Velo, and Tamar Ridge vineyards and wineries are also doing great in the northern part of Tasmania.
The Southern Stars
The southern wineries of Tasmania are concentrated on the eastern coast of the island. The names to watch out for on the southern part include Home Hill, Stefano Lubiana, Domaine A, Derwent Estate, Pooley, Bream Creek, and Frogmore Creek.
With its ocean-driven weather and cooler seasons, Tasmania is a region of challenges and contrasts for winemakers. Hence, you can say it’s loaded with numerous opportunities for both wine producers and wine merchants. This, in turn, gives wine enthusiasts a wide, yet pristine array of fine wine choices from Tasmania.