Tasmania is widely recognised as Australia's home of premium sparkling wine. It is of increasing importance to the island's wine producers, with sparkling wine now representing around a third of the total wine production.
Tasmania’s long, cool ripening period gives sparkling wine a high natural acidity, finesse and length of flavour that outshine anywhere else in Australia. Indeed around half of Tasmania's Pinot Noir and three quarters of its Chardonnay fruit is now highly sought after for sparkling wine by several specialist sparkling houses.
It is a little known fact that the first known Australian sparkling wine was produced in Tasmania from the 1826 harvest but it wasn't until 1956 that the modern revival commenced, and it was really set in 1989 when Heemskerk and the French Champagne house, Roederer, introduced renowned sparkling wine brand, “Jansz”.
The rest, as they say, is history. - don't just believe us!
“Tasmanian is rapidly becoming Australia’s ‘Little Champagne’” - Anthony Rose, The Independent (UK).
"The best sparkling wines are now predominantly sourced from Tasmania” - James Halliday, 2014 Australian Wine Companion