Explore Tasmania, the Island State of the Island Continent, and discover some of Australia’s best cool-climate wines; elegant Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling as well as some top sparklers.
Tasmania is the perfect Australian wine region for the adventurous and there are plenty of wineries in Tasmania with accommodation who welcome guests with world-class wines, gourmet cuisine and authentic Aussie hospitality.
Tasmania is situated in a huge expanse of ocean and its west coast is hit by prevailing westerly winds and heavy rains, making this part of Tasmania suited to rainforest rather than vineyards. However, Hobart in the east is the driest state capital after Adelaide and its sheltered, maritime climate makes it the perfect place for producing structured, taut cool-climate wines. There are vineyards closer to Hobart than any other Australian capital city, making it the ideal spot to find your dream winery accommodation. Tasmania boasts all kinds of wineries from quaint old cottages, historic stables or converted sheds to ultra-modern wineries with gourmet restaurants. So, whatever kind of Tasmanian winery accommodation appeals to you, our local experts at Wine Paths can help you track it down. Each has its own character, allowing you to explore the varied wines of Tasmania.
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With Hobart as your base, you can explore in all directions. To the south, taste your way through Huon Valley’s vineyards and apple orchards, marvel at the stunning coastline and pristine waters of Bruny Island, or enjoy the picturesque D’Entrecasteaux. Visit the historic convict sites and spectacular seashore and taste some top Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in Coal River Valley. Heading north, follow the Derwent River through Derwent Valley towards Lake Clair and the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Site.
Launceston, the largest city in the north of Tasmania, is your gate to the Tamar Valley with a wide range of winery accommodation. Tasmania’s oldest wine-growing area is a treasure trove of historic landscapes, cellar doors, vineyard restaurants and farmers’ markets. Small-scale wineries are key in this northern region, with many producers experimenting with a range of varieties in addition to the Tasmania mainstays. Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris are increasingly popular here, with Pinot Gris generally labelled with its Italian name, Pinot Grigio. Some of Tamar Valley’s most prestigious wines have also been crafted from the unlikely Cabernet Franc. The adjoining Pipers River region is famous for its natural beauty. With iron-rich, volcanic soils, many of its vineyards are dry-farmed. The climate here is often likened to Champagne and sparkling wine is a mainstay of the region’s production.
Head to the east of the island to follow one of Australia’s great road trips. Here you could branch out from vineyard accommodation; Tasmania’s east coast boasts B&Bs with sea views, coastal retreats and luxury lodges. After you have indulged in some of the region’s fresh produce and are fully rested, kayak along the magnificent coast with views which truly take your breath away or treat yourself to a cruise to one of the coast’s famed beaches. Whatever pursuits you choose, Wine Paths’ local experts are there to help customise your trip.
Often overlooked and forgotten, the wine world is beginning to recognise the quality of Tasmania’s wines and the diversity of its terroirs. Moreover, thanks to its unique climate, vintages variations are greater than in any other Australian region, making a vertical tasting from one producer a way to appreciate each unique wine.
Wine Paths’ close partnerships with Tasmania’s leading wineries and travel agencies put us in a unique position to help you discover the intricacies of the island’s wine and make sure you find the right wineries in Tasmania with accommodation to suit your needs.
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