The scenic Freycinet Peninsula, home
to one of Tasmanian wine regions
One of Australia's
newest wine districts, Tasmania is most prominently noted for
its cool climate allowing for production of quality riesling,
sauvignon blanc, chardonnay and pinot noir wines.
Barely 20 years old, the wine industry in Tasmania has quickly caught on to wine tourism and has developed a network of hotels and high-end restaurants to cater to wine enthusiasts with annual cultural events like the Royal Hobart Wine Show and The Taste of Tasmania.
The second broad region includes the east coast from the area around Hobart (Tasmania’s first vineyard was planted at New Town, a Hobart suburb, in 1821) and north to Bicheno. The third region encompasses the Coal River Valley, the Derwent Valley, and the Huon Valley south of Hobart.
More information about Tasmania wine around the Web:
Wine Tasmania - Go on a virtual tour of the entire island with descriptions and information on the region's wines and wine routes with photos, updates, and related events.
Tasmania's vineyards and wine regions - Check out this easily navigable guide including a brief overview along with details on each winery covered giving locations, contact details, and listings of official websites.