Tasmania is a region of spectacular beauty, with a stunning natural environment and a wide range of fresh, local produce sourced from the land and sea.

Located off the south coast of Australia, Tasmania experiences a unique climate influenced by its island topography and cooling ocean breezes, lending to lower annual temperatures compared to other regions of the country. This cooler climate is ideally suited to winegrowing and there are a number of exceptional vineyard areas around state including Tamar Valley, the East Coast, Coal River Valley, Derwent Valley and Huon Valley, to name a few.

These vineyard regions exhibit specific microclimates perfectly suited to grow Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris. The unique climate and soils here are also exceptional for the production of sparkling wine, something which Tasmania is now world-renowned for.

We have sourced the best fruit from vineyards that highlight the terroir and regionality of Tasmania to make wines under the direction of highly acclaimed winemaker Liam McElhinney.

Our Vineyards

We have planted two new vineyards of our own at Strelley Farm (Richmond) adjacent to the Coal River Valley, and Gilling Brook (Forcett) to the east of Strelley Farm. Both vineyards have north, north-east facing sites with outstanding soil profiles and abundant water – critical in the Coal River Valley where the rainfall is low at only 300–500mm per annum.

From the 2023 vintage we will have the benefit of additional fruit from these vineyards and the very best parcels in each year will be used in the Lowestoft wines. Production of all wines takes place at Tasmanian Vintners, which is 100% owned by Fogarty Wine Group and ably led by Chief Winemaker Liam McElhinney.

Executive Chairman, fogarty Wine Group

Peter Fogarty