Tasmania Wine Region

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Tasmania
Altitude up to 210m
Growing Season Rainfall 335 mm
Mean January Temperature 17°C
Harvest Early April to early June
Wineries 134
Website www.discovertasmania.com

About Tasmania

Tasmania is amongst the coolest wine regions on the planet. Located at the southern tip of the world, it is emerging as the most exciting wine growing area in Australia. The pristine natural environment is ideal terroir for classic cool climate st...

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Tasmania is amongst the coolest wine regions on the planet. Located at the southern tip of the world, it is emerging as the most exciting wine growing area in Australia. The pristine natural environment is ideal terroir for classic cool climate styles. Tasmania is highly acclaimed for ultra premium sparkling wine, spectacular pinot noir and chardonnay. They are wines with a reputation for subtlety, elegance and quality. Fresh natural acidity and finesse are hallmarks of Tasmanian wine. Riesling and sauvignon blanc also make up significant plantings. A growing reputation for aromatic whites means pinot gris and gewürztraminer are varieties to watch.

While Tasmania is officially recognised as a single region, it contains seven main wine growing areas. They include: Tamar Valley, the North East, North West, East Coast, Coal River Valley, Derwent Valley and Huon Valley/Channel. Southerly vineyards are in close proximity to Hobart, while northern districts are largely centred around the town of Launceston.

Tasmania has a long viticultural heritage. The earliest vineyard was planted in the suburb of New Town in 1821. At this stage, Tasmania is primarily a region of boutique producers. Large wine companies also source premium Tasmanian fruit for their finest chardonnay and sparkling styles. With only 1,500 ha under vine, there is still a lot of potential for growth. As you would expect, widespread vineyards mean there are numerous microclimates across the state. Soils throughout the region range from dolorite and sandstone to alluvial sediment and igneous volcanic rock. The benefit of a moderate maritime climate and cooling Southern Ocean breeze means winemakers are able to deliver absolute quality. Grapes ripen slowly to achieve a wide flavour spectrum and excellent balance.

Tasmania will host the international cool climate wine symposium in 2012.


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Vintage Ratings

1996
7
VERY GOOD
7
VERY GOOD
1997
8
GREAT
9
EXCELLENT
1998
10
OUTSTANDING
9
EXCELLENT
1999
9
EXCELLENT
9
EXCELLENT
2000
9
EXCELLENT
9
EXCELLENT
2001
8
GREAT
8
GREAT
2002
9
EXCELLENT
9
EXCELLENT
2003
7
VERY GOOD
7
VERY GOOD
2004
6
GOOD
8
GREAT
2005
10
OUTSTANDING
9
EXCELLENT
2006
8
GREAT
7
VERY GOOD
2007
7
VERY GOOD
8
GREAT
2008
8
GREAT
7
VERY GOOD
2009
8
GREAT
8
GREAT
2010
8
GREAT
9
EXCELLENT
2011
7
VERY GOOD
8
GREAT
2012
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data
2013
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data
2014
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data

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Wineries

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2012 Freycinet Chardonnay

Perhaps Tasmania's finest Chardonnay, this sexy svelte and elegant wine marries power with precision to make for one very tasty wine. On the Fre...

Winery: Freycinet Vineyard | Region: Tasmania| Cracka Rating: 5/5
RRP: $41.99 | OUR PRICE : $36.99
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2012 Glaetzer-Dixon Family Winemakers Uberblanc Goldpunkt Riesling

From one of the grooviest winemaking outfits around comes this super-duper Geman-influenced style of riesling. It's a light, relatively dry style o...

Winery: Glaetzer Dixon Family Winemakers | Region: Tasmania| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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2012 Frogmore Creek Iced Riesling (375ml)

OK, so it wasn't made by leaving the grapes on the vine in the snow, but this is as close as we are going to get here in Aussieland, and this one i...

Winery: Frogmore Creek | Region: Tasmania| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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2012 Goaty Hill Pinot Noir

Ahhh pinot noir. The holy grail of grape varieties, and a truly fussy bugger to get right. It's higher maintenance than Kim Kardashian in the viney...

Winery: Goaty Hill Wines | Region: Tasmania| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2008 Frogmore Creek Pinot Noir

Frogmore Creek are most certain a producer to follow. They are not afraid to push the boundries, and their wines make for some intriguing drinking ...

Winery: Frogmore Creek | Region: Tasmania| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2008 Jansz Tasmania Vintage Cuvee

Tassie sparkling is the all the rage right now, and Jansz is one of the top producers of bubbles out of the apple isle. Made from a blend of chardo...

Winery: Jansz | Region: Tasmania| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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2012 Josef Chromy Riesling

Super dry Riesling this one. Bone dry. Dry enough that suddenly you want to drink more of it just to keep hydrated. What is so attractive about thi...

Winery: Josef Chromy | Region: Tasmania| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2011 David Hook Old Vines Shiraz

2011 was a brilliant red vintage in the Hunter Valley, and this one is from old, low-yielding vines. Lovely aromas of red and black spiced berries ...

Winery: David Hook Wines | Region: Tasmania| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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2009 Pipers Brook Vineyard Estate Chardonnay

It’s time for Tassie Chardonnay to take a bow as it has come of age and one of the original vineyards is the picturesque Pipers Brook. This beautif...

Winery: Pipers Brook Vineyard | Region: Tasmania| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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2004 Arras Sparkling Rose

Arras is the Krug of Australia. It's one of our best producers of Sparkling wine styles, and this pretty in pink fizz has scents of savouriness and...

Winery: House of Arras | Region: Tasmania| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2013 Ninth Island Sauvignon Blanc

Did you know that Ninth Island is actually a place? Here at Cracka we always just thought it was some sort of mythical label name in the 'Dog Viney...

Winery: Ninth Island | Region: Tasmania| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $23.00 | OUR PRICE : $17.99
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2004 Kreglinger Vintage Brut Rose

This is the first release of this bonny Rose sparkling from Kreglinger, and it's a beauty! Aromas of red berries, brioche, soft spice and citrus wa...

Winery: Kreglinger | Region: Tasmania| Cracka Rating: 5/5
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2013 Goaty Hill Riesling

Tasmania is so hot right now, but not in temperature, which is probabaly what makes this uber-cool wine region so popular. Riesling has been a stan...

Winery: Goaty Hill Wines | Region: Tasmania| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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2011 Tamar Ridge Botrytis Riesling (375ml)

What better to way to finish a meal than with a sticky, and what better way to display the quality of Tasmanian Riesling in this late harvest style...

Winery: Tamar Ridge | Region: Tasmania| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2012 Bream Creek Sauvignon Blanc

It’s Tassie’s time to shine as they are now making some of the most impressive cool-climate wines in the country. Bream Creek are one of the oldest...

Winery: Bream Creek | Region: Tasmania| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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2011 Coal Valley Vineyard Chardonnay

We love a Tassie Chardonnay. It’s the cool climate, the pure fruit expression and something about the soil. Pair that combination with the winemaki...

Winery: Coal Valley Vineyard | Region: Tasmania| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $31.90 | OUR PRICE : $26.99
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2010 Derwent Estate Chardonnay

Aroma: A complex and beguiling aroma of lime, gentle spice and nuts. Palate: White pear and citrus fruits with touches of fine grained oak and b...

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2012 Josef Chromy Wines Pinot Noir

Smart wine this one. A smart wine from a producer that is continuing to build it's reputation for quality Tasmanian booze at very fair prices. Inde...

Winery: Josef Chromy | Region: Tasmania| Cracka Rating: 5/5
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2012 Sinapius Riesling

Sourced from two separate vineyards located on the eastern banks of the Tamar River, this wine was whole bunch pressed, then fermented under cool c...

Winery: Sinapius Vineyard | Region: Tasmania
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2010 Domaine A Lady A Sauvignon Blanc

Would you believe that this typically needs 10 years in bottle to show its best? A refined, profound and mealy Sauvignon Blanc in a style almost un...

Winery: Domaine A | Region: Tasmania| Cracka Rating: 5/5
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