Vineyards and Wineries
Tasmania's cool climate, mild summers and long autumn days are 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. Its pinot noir and sparkling wines in particular win 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. In the south, the Derwent, Coal River and Huon Valleys together comprise the Southern Wine Route and 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 range of wine styles for tasting from cellar doors, many in a beautiful setting with stunning views.
Tasmanian wines are 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.