By Amy Looker, editor National Liquor News

Tasmania’s newest wine label, Eddystone Point, has officially launched on the mainland, showcasing three of the island’s top wine regions and varieties.

Developed by the winemaking team behind Tasmania’s iconic Bay of Fires label, the cool-climate Eddystone Point range includes a 2013 Riesling, a 2012 Pinot Gris and a 2011 Pinot Noir.

All the wines are sourced from different regions in order to highlight the diversity of Tasmania, with the 2013 Riesling made from Coal River Valley fruit, the 2012 Pinot Gris coming from the warmer East Coast and the 2011 Pinot Noir sourced from the Derwent Valley.

Taking its name from the coastal area of Eddystone Point, set on the northern tip of Tasmania, the entire range has already won several awards, with the 2011 Pinot Noir awarded an International Judges trophy and gold medal at the 2013 National Wine Show. 

Additionally, a top gold was awarded to the 2012 Pinot Gris at the 2014 Tasmanian Wine Show and the 2013 Riesling was awarded gold at the 2013 Royal Hobart and Royal Melbourne Wine Shows.

Hobart local and winemaker, Penny Jones, who joined the Bay of Fires team in 2013 after almost a decade at Petaluma in the Adelaide Hills, said the awards indicated big things to come for the new range.

“To receive such a prestigious award is extremely exciting for the entire winemaking team – an absolute honour. We have been working hard both in the vineyards and the winery to create a range of high quality wines which represent classic Tasmanian styles,” said Jones.

“Tasmania is fast becoming renowned for its exceptional cool climate wines and Eddystone Point will go straight to the top of the list.”

The range is available now with the Eddystone Point Riesling and Pinot Gris carrying an RRP of $24.99, while the Eddystone Point Pinot Noir retails for $29.99. 

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