Bay of Fires, Tasmania, Vineyard

Twentieth vintage for Tasmanian favourite

October 1, 2020
By Ioni Doherty

Tasmanian Winery Bay of Fires has unveiled its 20th vintage collection, including the 2019 Pinot Noir and 2019 Chardonnay, alongside the 2020 range of aromatic wines – Riesling, Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc.

The wines are defined by their characteristic fruit intensity, refinement and persistence of flavour, a happy result of the cool Tasmanian climate. The success of the 2019 vintage was very much dependent upon its sub-regional locations. A moderately dry winter preceded a very dry and frosty spring. Flowering conditions were generally kind, and yields were solid yet again, pushing towards the high end of the spectrum in the northern regions. A warmer than average growing season followed, with December and January reaching record high temperatures.

Bay of Fires Chief Winemaker Penny Jones says, “We are extremely proud to be celebrating our 20th year of delivering award-winning drops to Australian wine lovers. Tasmania is deservedly recognised as Australia’s finest cool climate wine region as well as one of the world’s leading producers of premium wine.

“The lower temperatures, long summer daylight and maritime influences have allowed us to craft elegant wines that celebrate Tasmania’s unique landscape, distinctive vineyards and individual varietals.”

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