Tasmania

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Tasmania
Latitude
Altitude
up to 210m
Growing Season Rainfall
335 mm
Mean January Temperature
17°C
Harvest
Early April to early June
Wineries
44
Website
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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 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. Watch Stuart MacGill uncork Tasmania

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2013 Last Horizon Tamar Valley Pinot Noir

2013 Last Horizon Tamar Valley Pinot Noir

While Last Horizon may sound like a Sci-Fi movie, it’s actually a very smart Pinot Noir from Tasmania. Tassie is really starting to shine with Pinot and we love the way winemaker Adrian Sparks has made this wine with minimal intervention. Made fro...

Cracka rating90
Region: Tasmania
2012 Heemskerk Abel's Tempest Pinot Noir

2012 Heemskerk Abel's Tempest Pinot Noir

Heemskerk is Treasury Wines' very clever Tasmanian brand, quietly carving out a name for itself with some seriously smart, seriously Tasmanian wines. This Pinot Noir, drawn from a few choice spots in Tassie, has all of the beauty and perfume that...

Cracka rating100
Region: Tasmania
2014 Josef Chromy Pinot Gris

2014 Josef Chromy Pinot Gris

Abundance. That's the word to use with a wine like this, a Pinot Gris with richness and texture built by picking the grapes ripe and then leaving a little grape sugar for balance. If you're looking for a wine of texture look no further.

Cracka rating80
Region: Tasmania
2013 Josef Chromy Pinot Noir

2013 Josef Chromy 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. Indeed this might be their best wine to date - a medium to full bodied Pinot Noir that carries plenty of...

Cracka rating100
Region: Tasmania
NV Jansz Premium Rosé

NV Jansz Premium Rosé

We love a good Sparkling Rosé here at Cracka, as it offers all the crispness and bubbly fun of traditional sparkling, but in a much pinker (and arguably more interesting) form. In fact, Rosé Champagne is actually held in higher esteem than more tr...

Cracka rating80
Region: Tasmania
2013 Glaetzer-Dixon Family Winemakers Avance Pinot Noir

2013 Glaetzer-Dixon Family Winemakers Avance Pinot Noir

Nick Glaetzer is a winemaker to watch and he’s celebrating a stellar year having been named winemaker of the year Gourmet Traveller,as well as having won the hallowed Jimmy Watson for his Shiraz at the tender age of just 31. This Pinot is made in ...

Cracka rating100
Region: Tasmania
NV Stefano Lubiana Brut Reserve Sparkling

NV Stefano Lubiana Brut Reserve Sparkling

Stefano Lubiana loves Sparkling and it shows. His wines are the result of a care and attention in the vineyard and this Brut Reserve see’s a Sparkling made in the true Methode champenoise style using reserve barrels that eight or more years old. I...

Cracka rating80
Region: Tasmania
2006 Domaine A Cabernet Sauvignon

2006 Domaine A Cabernet Sauvignon

What a remarkable wine this is. Drawn from southern Tasmania, which is hardly the first place you think of in Cabernet terms, this is a wonderful elegant red with beautiful cedary Cabernet characters and lovely tannins. Bordeaux meet Tasmania!

Cracka rating100
Region: Tasmania
2013 Domaine A Stoney Vineyard Pinot Noir

2013 Domaine A Stoney Vineyard Pinot Noir

Ruby red colour. Bright aromatics of raspberry and spice, threaded with sage  and mint. Expressive red cherry flavour and top notes of peppercorn on a  harmonious palate with silken tannins and a long, fruitful finish. 

Cracka rating100
Region: Tasmania
2004 Kreglinger Vintage Brut Rose

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 waft out of the glass to enliven the senses, whilst the palate is elegant, tight and citrusy, with a f...

Cracka rating100
Region: Tasmania
2011 Josef Chromy Botrytis Riesling (375ml)

2011 Josef Chromy Botrytis Riesling (375ml)

Coming in a handy half-bottle, this dessert style wine is full of marmalade goodness on the nose and palate, along with candied lime and pears and subtle spice. It's all wrapped up in lip-licking sweetness, balanced acidity, and a smooth, honeyed ...

Cracka rating80
Region: Tasmania
2009 Pipers Brook Vineyard Estate Chardonnay

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 beautiful vineyard is capable of producing pristine fruit for wines like this. A good balance achieved betw...

Cracka rating90
Region: Tasmania
2007 Frogmore Creek Evermore Pinot Noir

2007 Frogmore Creek Evermore Pinot Noir

This is one of the top flight wines from Frogmore Creek, and even though it has a couple of years on it, the wine is far from finished. Aromas of fleshy dark berries and red cherries adorn the nose, along with whiffs of Chinese five spice and eart...

Cracka rating90
Region: Tasmania
2012 Stefano Lubiana Riesling

2012 Stefano Lubiana Riesling

Ahh Tasmania, land of milk and honey. Actually, it is more like the land of wombats, wine and wildness (doesn't quite sound the same though). Anyways, this brisk and super clean Tassie Riesling has much going for it - crisp, lively fresh and juicy...

Cracka rating90
Region: Tasmania
2011 Coal Valley Vineyard Chardonnay

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 winemaking of Alain Rousseau and Nick Glaetzer and you have a successful Chardonnay package. Kicking off wit...

Cracka rating70
Region: Tasmania
2012 Glaetzer-Dixon Family Winemakers Uberblanc Goldpunkt Ri

2012 Glaetzer-Dixon Family Winemakers Uberblanc Goldpunkt Ri

From one of the grooviest winemaking outfits around comes this super-duper Geman-influenced style of riesling. It's a light, relatively dry style of wine that shows aromas of lime citrus, jasmine and nectorines adorn the nose, whilst the palate is...

Cracka rating90
Region: Tasmania
2013 Kate Hill Riesling

2013 Kate Hill Riesling

Tassie riesling is going down a storm at the moment - in fact anything out of Tassie is going down a storm! This is a cracking little number that comes across as off-dry in style, with lots of limes, lemons, jasmine florals and flintiness on the n...

Cracka rating90
Region: Tasmania
2011 Bream Creek Pinot Noir

2011 Bream Creek Pinot Noir

One of the first commercial vineyards to be planted in Tasmania, Bream Creek's plot if now over 21 years old and is really hitting it's straps now (like 21yr olds often do). This wine is the perfect example too, a lovely bright and pretty Pinot wi...

Cracka rating80
Region: Tasmania
2013 Frogmore Creek Riesling

2013 Frogmore Creek Riesling

Frogmore creek are doing epic things with riesling, so now is the time to  discover their wines before the whole world finds out about them! It's highly fragrant on the nose, with intoxicating floral and citrus smells, then the light-bodied, dry p...

Cracka rating100
Region: Tasmania
2010 Panorama Vineyard Estate Chardonnay

2010 Panorama Vineyard Estate Chardonnay

As the name suggests the Panorama vineyard has a nice view (who would've thought) of a beautiful part of the world. They make cracking wine too, cool clean and pure Tasmanian wines of vitality and purity - think fresh blown snow and bubbling brook...

Cracka rating100
Region: Tasmania