Southern Tasmania Wine Region

Not too far out of Hobart Tasmania is the southern Tasmania Wine region. Nature in this area has its salubrious effects. Take, for example, the impact that the winter rains, the cool climate, the bright sun and the ocean breezes have on grapes: The slow ripening of grapes over many months results in clusters of [Read more …]

Tasmania Australia: Port Arthur


Tasmania, or “Tassie” as the Aussies call it, is an island the size of Switzerland. It lies about 120 miles off the south coast of Australia—the last stop before Antarctica. Although discovered by Europeans as early as 1642, it was first settled as a harsh British penal colony. Today, life in Tassie is much less [Read more …]