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Tasmanian wineries are popping corks to celebrate a stellar year. More than 260,000 visitors to the Apple Isle called in on winery cellar doors in 2016, according to recently released figures – up 22.5 per cent on the previous year. And who can blame them? Tasmania’s wine selection has never been better and its cellar door experiences never more appealing.
Pinot noir, sauvignon blanc, riesling and pinot gris are the island’s best-known varietals, along with plenty of award-winning sparkling wine. “In this cool climate we tend to produce different styles compared with other regions in Australia,” says Sheralee Davies, chief executive officer of Wine Tasmania. “There’s a huge amount of interest in the wine we’re producing and the quality of our wine is increasingly being recognised.”