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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Tasmania, small island state to the cool south of australia, with most of its vineyards clustered round Launceston in the north or Hobart in the south of the island and on the east coast around Bicheno. So far there has been no move to seek registration of any regions, or even zones, notwithstanding the diversity of climate noted below. The creation of two zones, one north and one south, would be a logical first step, the boundary easy to draw. Regions could then follow once they gained the sufficient critical mass of 500 tonnes.