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Dilston, Tasmania, 7252
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Vintage Tasmania by Tony Walker, with an introduction by James Halliday. Tasmania is emerging as Australia’s most important region for premium wine production.

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Introduction

Tasmania is a wine region whose time has come. Producing less than 0.5% of Australia’s wine, and just 40 years old as a commercial industry, Tasmania is emerging as Australia’s most important region for premium wine production.

Introduction

Tasmania is a wine region whose time has come. Producing less than 0.5% of Australia’s wine, and just 40 years old as a commercial industry, Tasmania is emerging as Australia’s most important region for premium wine production.

At the 2013 Decanter World Wine Awards in London, the world’s biggest wine show, a Tasmanian Pinot  Noir (the 2011 Bay of Fires) was judged Australia’s best pinot noir, the 2008 Heemskerk pinot noir chardonnay was named Australia’s best sparkling wine, and the 2011 Josef Chromy chardonnay was crowned the WORLD’S best chardonnay. Nick Glaetzer’s  2010 Mon PeRE Shiraz won the Jimmy Watson Trophy and the 2012 Pressing Matters Riesling won Best White Wine at the Six Nations Challenge, against wines from the Australia, USA, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile and Argentina.

The accolades keep on coming, with more and more talented young winemakers being drawn to Tasmania for its unique cool climate potential – two of this year’s finalists in the Gourmet Traveller Young Winemaker of the Year are from Tasmania – Conor Van Der Reest from Moorilla and Peter Dredge from Bay of Fires.

So the time has also come for this book – the complete book of Tasmanian wine, explaining how it all happened, what it is today, and where it’s going.