Tasmania now enjoys a global reputation as a leading producer of premium cool climate wines.
Tasmania’s reputation as a travel destination keeps skyrocketing, with the state’s attractions and amenities winning awards nationally and internationally and making the lists of the world’s most respected travel publications.
The quality of Tasmania’s wine is part of the attraction. Tasmania now enjoys a global reputation as a leading producer of premium cool climate wines, winning high praise and accolades from wine judges and critics alike.
Winemakers too are making the move south, including boutique winemakers and major Australian market player Brown Brothers.
There are a number of factors that make the state’s premium wines special with the climate being just about perfect for the production of several types of wine. The grapes thrive on the same things that many people like about living in the state: fresh clean air, four distinct seasons and freedom from the extremes of temperature.
The ever popular Pinot Noir – both table and sparkling – accounts for most of the state’s red wine production with Chardonnay – also including table and sparkling – and Sauvignon Blanc comprising most of the whites.
This reputation for quality is reflected in the price Tasmanian wines fetch. Tasmanian wine generally sells at:
- over $20 a bottle, while the national average price is around $8 per bottle
- around $2 707 per tonne, while nationally the average price is $526 a tonne.
Flicking through the “about us” pages on the websites of Tasmanian vineyards, you get a real sense of the individuality of the producers and the varieties available in the state. Most are boutique operations run by winemakers old and new from across the world.
If you enjoy spending weekends visiting vineyards and cellar doors, or have winemaking skills, then come to Tasmania.