Excellent new map with very informative text. —Huon Hooke, Sydney Morning Herald
Did you know that
- Tasmania is today the oldest wine-producing region in the country?
- cuttings for Victoria’s first vineyard as well as some of the earliest vines in South Australia came from Tasmania?
- Australia’s first cookbook was written in Tasmania?
- a Tasmanian wine—not surprisingly, a sparkling wine—won Australia’s first international wine gold medal?
- Australia’s first black truffle was grown in Tasmania?
- and the oldest bottles of wine still existing in Australia have recently been found on a property adjoining Tasmania’s first vineyard?
The full-colour, double-sided map features
- a touring guide to 225 vineyards, cellar doors, vineyard restaurants, vineyard accommodation, distilleries, breweries and food producers
- evocative descriptions of Tasmania’s wine regions, grape varieties and wines.
- detailed climatic maps and production statistics
- regional vintage ratings
- historic information on the island’s wine history back to 1823
- the locations of Tasmania’s first cheesery (1822), Australia’s first black truffle (1999) and a long list of other Australian and Tasmanian firsts
The exact locations of all the wine, beer, and whisky sites were provided by VineFinders™.
See and buy this and other Australian Wine Maps at www.australianwinemaps.com
Printed on sturdy, 100% recycled paper, the Tasmania Wine & Gastronomy Map is authored by well-known Tasmanian food and wine writer, Graeme Phillips.
Every two years the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute convenes to present awards to the best maps from the last two years. In 2009 this map won two categories: the top gong for “Excellence in Mapping” and the “People’s Choice” award!
We suggest you pick up a copy. —Gourmet Traveller Wine
It’s a wonderful read … there is a heap of information. —Tony Keys, The Key Report