Tasmania has a cooler climate than the other States and the potential to make distinctly different wines than the rest of the country due to its more southerly latitude.

The area grows primarily Pinot noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc, with some smaller plantings of Riesling, Pinot Gris and Cabernet Sauvignon. Tasmania’s boutique wine industry offers a diverse and sophisticated range of wine styles, producing cool climate wines.

The island’s popular wine regions include the Tamar Valley north of Launceston along both sides of the Tamar River;  the Southern Wine Region (an easy drive from Hobart) which includes the picturesque Huon Valley, Coal River and the Derwent; the wine growing regions in the North West, home to the breath-taking Cradle Mountain, and the sunny East Coast, less than two hours from both Hobart and Launceston.


  • HUON VALLEY – Discover Australia’s southernmost vineyards on this full day tour which takes in the picturesque Huon Valley…. read more
  • TAMAR VALLEY – Join this relaxing full day tour to the scenic Tamar Valley Wine Region, a short drive from Launceston…. read more


Photos courtesy of Tourism Australia and South Australian Tourism Commission