By Jordan Gelbart

Tasmanian wine producers and supporters gathered to celebrate the state's growing wine sector.

Hosted by Wine Australia and Moorilla the celebration reflected on the industry's humble beginnings, and its rapid rise through premium positioning and establishing a global reputation.

Wine Tasmania CEO Sheralee Davies welcomed around 60 guests and outlined Tasmania’s place in the global wine world.

“We represent less than half a percent of Australia’s total wine grape production, yet we are being viewed as the most buoyant wine region in the country, with increasing global awareness and demand for our naturally elegant wines”, she said.

With demand outstripping supply, the average value of wine grapes and bottled wine is higher than any other Australian region.

Moorilla Winemaker, Conor van der Reest, shared details of Moorilla’s 50 years of winemaking in Tasmania, paying tribute to the many winemakers and grape growers involved.

“Many people in the Tasmanian wine sector today have been involved in supporting Moorilla in some way over this time”, he said.


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