Vineyards and Wineries
Tasmania's cool climate, mild summers and long autumn days are similar to those of the famous European wine-making regions and perfect for cool-climate wine making. In fact, Tasmania has been winning awards since the 1840s.
Tasmania offers an impressive range of elegant cool-climate wines, with Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Gris, and Gewurztraminer all grown and produced here with excellent results.
Tasmania also enjoys an international reputation as a leading producer of some of Australia's premium wines, with its Pinot Noir and sparkling wines in particular winning high praise from winemakers around the world and plenty of trophies from wine judges and critics alike.
Wine routes are found north of Launceston in the Tamar Valley and east to Pipers River while in the south the Derwent, Coal River and Huon Valleys - together comprising the Southern Wine Route - are all within an easy drive of Hobart.
You'll also find excellent wines produced along Tasmania's east coast between Swansea and Bicheno.
Each route offers a diverse and sophisticated range of wine styles available from an equally diverse array of cellar doors – from ultra-modern restaurants to quaint cottages to heritage stables and converted backyard sheds, many located in a beautiful setting with stunning views.
Tasmanian wines are easily found in bars, eateries and local grocers all over the state so there's a fine drop to sample no matter where you are on the island.