Australian Wine Month set to toast our top drops

Holm Oak owner Rebecca Duffy thinks Australian Wine Month gives locals an opportunity to showcase Tasmanian vineyards. Picture: SCOTT GELSTON

Holm Oak owner Rebecca Duffy thinks Australian Wine Month gives locals an opportunity to showcase Tasmanian vineyards. Picture: SCOTT GELSTON

WHETHER you drink it for the flavour, the fragrance, or simply for the buzz, Tasmania's famous wine industry will once again be on show to the entire nation next month for the annual Australian Wine Month celebration.

Wineries across the state are being asked to host events in an effort to show visitors that Tasmanian wine really does pack a punch. 

And while Holm Oak Vineyards owner Rebecca Duffy is still finalising her Wine Month attractions, she said the month offered people a chance to try something new.

``I think the Tasmanian wine industry is quite small. It represents a very small portion of the national crush,'' Ms Duffy said.

``A lot of vineyards are very small producers and only sell their wine within the state because they don't have the volumes to sell outside of the state.

``But I think being in Tasmania and in the cooler climate is really what makes Tasmania so unique.''

The owner and winemaker said despite the state being a relatively small operation, it was an opportunity for local wineries to put on a show.

``Last year Wine Australia put on a Women in Wine event in Sydney and I got a chance to fly up there, so there are quite a few big events,'' she said.

``Different producers will do things like dinners, or groups of wineries might get together and do something as well. It's all about getting together and celebrating it Australia-wide and getting people into the production of Australian wines,'' she said.

 Australian Wine Month begins on Thursday.

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