Tasmania’s wineries have become world renowned for their cool climate classics and sparkling varieties
There around 160 Tasmania wineries scattered amid the rugged wilderness landscapes of Australia’s sixth state; a small island off the country’s south coast that is more typically associated with cartoon characters than fine wines.Most of the wine produced from these wineries in Tasmania, which account for less than 1% of Australia’s entire production, never makes it off the island – but the premium quality exports that do venture beyond its shores have been making waves in the international wine community.
Although wine making on the island has been attempted since the 1800s, global warming twisted nature’s fate by raising the cool climate temperatures enough for grapes to fully ripen and produce a vibrant range of wines unlike any others in Australia.Tasmanian wineries, which include some recognised brands who have invested heavily in the island as well as small, boutique estates preoccupied with producing award-winning artisan wines, are renowned for their distinctive styles of Riesling, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc – along with several lauded sparkling varieties.
At Wine Paths, our local expert can organise exclusive tours of Tasmania wineries, which can include elaborate tastings, luxury stays, fine dining experiences and some incredible outdoor activities.A typical visit to a winery in Tasmania involves the opportunity to explore the vineyards and cellar accompanied by a professional guide or the winemakers themselves before sampling several premium vintages – often accompanied by gourmet food pairings.
Although there are seven sub-regions on the island, most premium wineries in Tasmania are located around the Tamar Valley – where we offer a customised Taste of Tamar tour where you can spend an intimate day in the heart of the valley while visiting several estates either side of a gourmet lunch.
If you are interested in Tasmanian winery tours, visit our Australia destination page for more information and inspirational ideas before planning a bespoke trip.All of our private tours can be tailor made to meet your exact requirements, ensuring every detail is taken care of so that you can relax and enjoy some of the world’s most distinctive wines.
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