Southern Tasmania Wine Region

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There are no formal regions in Tasmania, the whole state is a Zone. It is feasible to consider two or three regions, Northern, Southern and perhaps Eastern Tasmania. James Halliday divides the state into Northern Tasmania Wine Region and Southern Tasmania Wine Region and I follow suit.

The climate in this part of the state is of course quite cold and Pinot noir is the only red variety planted to any extent, but there are plenty of white varieties used.

There are several clusters of vineyards but none produce a sufficient volume to be regarded as a formal region.

As is the case in the northern half of the state the wineries are mainly of boutique scale.

Wineries in the Southern Tasmania wine region using alternative varieties

572 Richmond Road Gewurztraminer | Bracken Hill Gewurztraminer | Bream Creek Vineyard Gewurztraminer, Schonburger | Cape Bernier Vineyard Pinot gris | Clarence House Wines Pinot blanc, Tempranillo | Craigow Gewurztraminer | Cross Rivulet Gewurztraminer, Muller Thurgau | Elsewhere Vineyard Gewurztraminer | Freycinet Schonburger | Grandview Vineyard Gamay, Gewurztraminer | Herons Rise Muller Thurgau | Home Hill Sylvaner | Kraanwood Schonburger | Meadowbank Estate Meunier, Pinot gris | Milton Vineyard Gewurztraminer, Pinot gris | Moorilla Estate Gewurztraminer, Pinot gris | No Regrets Gewurztraminer | Palmara Siegerrebe | Pooley Wines Pinot gris | Roslyn Estate Petit verdot | Spring Vale Wines Gewurztraminer, Pinot gris | Stefano Lubiano Nebbiolo, Pinot gris | Sugarloaf Ridge Lagrein, Pinot gris, Viognier | Two Bud Spur Gamay, Gewurztraminer | Wellington Pinot gris | Yaxley Estate Pinot gris

In addition to the varieties listed above Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc and Riesling are widely grown in this region.

Visiting Southern Tasmanian Wineries

Most of the wineries are within easy distance from Hobart where there are many accommodation alternatives. Many have restaurants, cottages to let or act as outlets for some of the excellent gourmet foods of Tasmania.

The best thing about visiting Tasmania is that you are never far from an area of scenic beauty or an opportunity to purchase some artisanal food.

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