Top 100 wines of Tamar Valley

Discover the top 100 best wines of Tamar Valley in Tamar Valley as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the wines that are popular in Tamar Valley and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Tamar Valley

Tamar Valley is a wine-producing region on the Northern coast of Tasmania. It occupies an area around Launceston, Tasmania's second largest city, and follows the course of the Tamar river for approximately 30 miles (50km). Like much of Tasmania, Grape/pinot">Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling are the most important grape varieties planted here, making balanced, premium wines in the area's cool maritime Climate. Sauvignon Blanc has also become important in Tamar Valley, as has Pinot Gris, which is also labeled here under the guise of Pinot Grigio and Gewurztraminer.

Cabernet Franc has also proved useful, and has been responsible for some of Tamar Valley's most prestigious wines. The region also produces top quality Sparkling wines using the traditional method. The Tamar Valley has a very Long histroy of wine production, with the first commercial vineyards appearing around the town of Windermere in the mid 1800s. The valley was even the source of cuttings for the first vineyards in Australia/Victoria">Victoria and South Australia.

The industry did not grow significantly, mainly due to labour being lured to the Victoria Gold mines. However, today the valley accounts for around 40 percent of the island's wine output. The valley Lies at a latitude of around 42° south, and has similar cool climate chracteristics to the Côte d'Or in Burgundy. The vineyards are mostly located close to the Tamar river itself, particularly on its southern side to the north and south of Exeter.

News from the vineyard of Tamar Valley

Resolution in Valencian wine region border conflict

‘Por fin se ha hecho justicia.’ (Finally, justice has been served) This strongly-worded statement was made by the Denomination of Origin Utiel-Requena in Spain’s Autonomous Region of Valencia as part of a press announcement in July. It refers to a Spanish Supreme Court ruling that was fully ratified at the end of September, closing a decade-long conflict between the region’s three DOs that pitted Valencia against Utiel-Requena and Alicante. The latter two had demanded that grapes fro ...

At the heart of the terroirs of Mâcon-Azé

Sequence from the video « At the heart of the Mâcon terroir » which offer a stroll at the heart of the Mâcon terroir. It offers a focus on Mâcon-Azé, one of the 27 geographical denominations of the Mâcon appellation. Travel through the terroirs of the Mâcon appellation by watching the full video : Both are available in French and English. Our social media: Facebook:​​ Twitter:​ ...

Andrew Jefford: ‘A wine’s visual cues shout, stamp, whistle and roar’

Disconcerting: I couldn’t forget this bottle for days afterwards. Still can’t. Back in August, wine critic Lin Liu MW (together with her partner Philippe Lejeune of Château de Chambert in Cahors) came to dinner, en route to a short holiday in Provence. One of the bottles Lin brought for us to try together was the 2018 Les Rocheuses, Parcelles No 5 et 6, from Château Le Rey in Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux. It came in a slope-shouldered bottle, not a classic Bordeaux bottle. We tried it with some R ...