Tolpuddle are leading the charge placing Tasmania on the global fine wine map. Tasmania, an island off the South-East side of Australia, offers a micro-climate that is more is more in line with regions of Europe such as Burgundy than it is with a typical hot Australian climate. The cooling influences of the ocean mean that Tasmania producers phenomenal wine from cool-climate grape types. Located towards the southeast of Tasmania, the Coal River Valley region producers the greatest chardonnay and pinot noir in Australia. Like great Burgundy, the grapes are handpicked, fermented and matured in French oak Barrels for 10 months with gentle batonnage. These wines don’t make it over to Europe in masses and often sell out on release quickly.