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Southern Tasmanian Wine Region

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. In the Wine Atlas of Australia James Halliday divides the state into Northern Tasmania Wine Region and Southern Tasmania Wine Region and I follow suit.

Home Hill WIneryHome Hill Winery in the Huon Valley of Southern Tasmania

There are three main clusters of vineyards

  • The Freycinet Peninsula northeast of Hobart
  • Around Hobart including the Coal Valley and Derwent River
  • South of Hobart around the Huon Valley and the d'Entrecasteaux Channel

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.  here are plenty of white varieties used including Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc, Riesling, Gewurztraminer

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

Wineries with Alternative varieties in Southern Tasmania

  • Bream Creek Vineyard Gewurztraminer, Schonburger
  • Craigow Gewurztraminer
  • Freycinet Schonburger
  • Home Hill Sylvaner
  • Moorilla Estate Gewurztraminer
  • Pooley Wines Gewurztraminer
  • Spring Vale Wines Gewurztraminer
  • Stefano Lubiano Gruner Veltliner, Nebbiolo
  • Two Bud Spur Gamay, Gewurztraminer

Visiting the Southern tasmanian Wine Region

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.

Vinodiversity's Wine County Hotels is a service which will find you the best deal on a wide range of places to stay.

Want to learn About Australian wine regions?

You can learn about the wine regions and the wineries in them in in James Halliday's Wine Atlas of Australia

This comprehensive book includes clear maps, notes on the climate, soils and history of each region as well as notes on the varieties used and wine styles along with a description of the iconic wineries in each region.

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