Tasmania is an island off the south-east coast of mainland Australia. It has the lowest mean January temperature of Australia’s wine regions – 15.6℃. 

The GI is 68,582 km2 in size and has a total of 2,084 hectares of vineyards. The main varieties grown in the region are Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris/Grigio.

Tasmania Regional Snapshot 2020

Regional Snapshots are one-page profiles updated annually of individual Australian wine regions. They provide at-a-glance summary statistics on: climatic characteristics, viticulture data, winegrape production, and winegrape price and export sales data for wine, compared against the same statistics for the whole of Australia.

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Tasmania
Tasmania
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2,084ha
Total vineyard area
0-1264m
Altitude
41° 07'S - N. TAS, 42° 45'S - S. TAS
Latitude
477mm
Growing season rainfall
15.6°c
Mean temperature (Jan)
Climate
  • Very similar to Champagne and parts of the Rhine Valley
  • 40% of the annual rainfall comes during the growing season
  • High humidity, spring frosts 
Soil

Extremely varied soils from north to south:

  • Sandstone and schist in Derwent Valley
  • Peaty alluvial and sandy low humus soils in Coal River Valley
  • Pipers River has deep, free-draining, friable soils
  • Tamar Valley is gravelly basalt on a clay and limestone base

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