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WINE REGIONS OF TASMANIA

Tasmania is home to seven distinct sub-regions that produce a range of wine styles – and offer very different tourism experiences. The Tamar Valley is the oldest and largest wine district in Tasmania and veers from rustic to sophisticated. Known for producing sparkling wines, pinot noir and sauvignon blanc, it stretches from Relbia, near Launceston Airport, where Josef Chromy has an excellent cellar door and restaurant complex, to north past Launceston on both sides of the Tamar River. Velo Wines has an excellent cafe and tasting facility. Tamar Ridge, Stoney Rise and Holm Oak are among the best-known names but it is also worth checking out Goaty Hill, Moores Hill, Native Point, Humbug Reach, Three Wishes, Marion's Vineyard and Winter Brook and the wines from Grey Sands.