Tasmania's expanding wine industry has remained relatively immune to Chinese trade shocks which could have a devastating impact on mainland producers and cause an over-supply locally.
The Chinese Government last week announced "anti-dumping security deposits" on all Australian wine imports of up to 200 per cent, while product remains in limbo at customs ports.
China is comfortably Australia's largest wine market, with $3 billion worth of wine exported in the year to September before trade tensions grew.
But Tasmania only exports 52,000 litres - or about $1.1 million worth - to the Chinese market, according to Wine Tasmania, accounting for just 0.1 per cent of total product.
At $21.77 per litre, the Tasmanian wine destined for China was at the higher end of the market and far above the $10.84 per litre average for Australian wine in China.
Wine Tasmania chief executive officer Sheralee Davies said that while the local industry would not experience a direct impact from the trade tensions, the negative outcome for mainland producers could be felt.
"We've had the benefit, in a lot of respects, in being able to choose the export markets that really offer the best opportunities for Tasmanian wine," she said.
"While the direct impact is negligible, the reality is that anything that impacts on the Australian wine sector will have an impact on us.
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"There's a probability that Australian wine - but not Tasmanian - that's usually found a home in the Chinese market will have to find another home."
Restrictions on hospitality on the mainland had a far greater impact on local producers, given a significant proportion of Tasmania's wine ends up in restaurants.
About 95 per cent is sold in the Australian market, while larger international markets include the United Kingdom and United States, with smaller markets in Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan.
Local producers have increasingly promoted their wine online in an attempt to boost sales during COVID.
Ms Davies said the industry had been able to adapt to changing circumstances.
"We've seen quite a number of wine producers and their distributors move more into bottle shops," she said.
"Another really important part has been selling directly to Tasmanian wine lovers."