Region Highlight: Tamar Valley’s Small Wonder

41 degrees South and 50 metres above sea level sits Small Wonder. An environmentally conscious winery with 20 hectares of vines nestled within native bushland. A must visit for delegates coming to North Tasmania.

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A relatively new entry to the island’s wine scene (established in 2022), Small Wonder crafts responsibly made, small production wines that come from a Certified Organic vineyard with a focus on sustainabilty and growing exceptional fruit.

Despite being a new brand however, their 20 hectares of original plantings are nearing 25 years of age and are demonstrating the benefits that greater vine age can provide.

Premiering with a tightly curated selection, Small Wonder’s first releases showcased different expressions of style, soil type, clonal variety and place. The first releases included Riesling, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, with new releases of 2022 Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Gris launching soon after.

Each expressive wine authentically captures the essence of the remarkable land on which they were grown – namely, the Tamar Valley – and all are perfect for celebrating the small (and not so small) wonders in life.

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The winery comprises three modern barn-like structures which are arranged in parallel and connected by an internal corridor. It has been designed with energy efficiency in mind with the building itself being fully insulated, as are the stainless-steel tanks, which provides high thermal efficiency and precise temperature control. Centralised, energy-efficient heat pumps supply warm and chilled water to each fermentation tank and are also used to control the temperature across their barrel maturation and cased goods storage rooms.

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Just a short drive from Launceston and with a cellar door team ready to welcome you for a guided tasting and gourmet platter of fresh, local delicacies, it is the perfect destination for those delegates attending events in the North of the state or those extending their stays and eager to explore everything the island has to offer.

Find out more about their wines and practices on their website here.