Tasmania

Tasmania is an Australian Geographical Indication (AGI - similar to the European Designation of Origin system) of wine production that covers the entire island state of Tasmania, Australia.

Despite its huge range in climate (from the wet west coast to the very dry southeast around Hobart) and altitudes, soils, and temperature, Tasmania is not further broken down into AGI zones or regions.

Production is, however, concentrated around several key areas. The Tamar Valley and Pipers River are located in the North near Launceston, while the Coal River and Derwent and Huon Valleys are in the South in close proximity to Hobart. The East Coast Zone is, as the name suggests, a long narrow strip on the East Coast of the state, with its mid-point approximately at the town of Bicheno.

Tasmania is particularly renowned for the quality of its Pinot Noir and Sparkling wines, but also produces outstanding Chardonnay and Riesling.

Tasmania

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