Tasmania - World Class Sparkling Wines

Tasmania is a cool-climate wine producing region, well known for award-winning Pinot Noir, sparkling wine, Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc.

Tasmania is the only island state of Australia and is separated from mainland Australia by Bass Strait, a 240 kilometre stretch of water. The state has an area of 68 330 square kilometres and 3 300 kilometres of coastline, making Tasmania approximately one quarter the size of Victoria, similar in size to Ireland and half the size of Fujian Province in China. Tasmania is a small, beautiful and pristine part of the world with unique features and rich natural resources.

The potential to produce naturally elegant wines was first noticed by George Bass, best known for the first circumnavigation of Tasmania with Matthew Flinders. Whilst sailing up the Derwent in 1802, Bass remarked in his diary that “the banks of the Derwent seemed admirably adapted for grain, vines and pasturage.”. From those early beginnings Tasmania is now home to a diverse wine region, including the Tamar Valley and north east areas, the north west, along the east coast and the Coal River, the Derwent Valley and Huon/Channel districts in the south.

With a cool climate and long, sunny and dry autumns, Tasmania has ideal growing conditions for developing intensely flavoured and aromatic wines. Tasmania enjoys a national and international reputation as a leading producer of premium cool-climate wines, winning high praise, not to mention an array of medals, from wine judges and critics alike.


Tasmania…rugged yet beautiful, perilous yet breathtaking.  It could be argued we’re completely mad growing grapes in this wild and unforgivingly cold environment.  But there’s méthode to our madness.

The climatic conditions of the Jansz vineyard rival the famed French wine region of Champagne. In fact, it was originally with French contribution that Jansz became Tasmania’s first sparkling made using the traditional Méthode Champenoise.


The name Jansz plays homage to Tasmania’s namesake, the Dutch explorer Abel Janszoon Tasman, who first sighted the island in 1642.

Our vineyard first caught the attention of esteemed Champagne house – Louis Roederer – who planted the classic varieties of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Now Australian and family owned since 1997, the Hill-Smith family began the journey that has  seen Jansz Tasmania become the most highly regarded sparkling wine house in Australia.


Jansz Tasmania sits to the northeast of the island state within the Pipers River region of the Tamar Valley. A place known as ‘Sparkling Tasmania.’

Resting on a bed of pure, red, free-draining basalt soils, the Jansz vineyard is the perfect site to grow grapes for world-class sparkling wines. Temperatures are moderated by close proximity to Bass Straight. The ocean breezes keep the temperature up during winter – minimising risk of frost, and down in summer – allowing a long, cool ripening period. This unique environment is integral to the growth of outstanding fruit that develop intense, delicate and refined flavours.

JANSZ Premium Cuvée NV

Coupling Old World inspiration with New World innovation, Jansz Tasmania crafts this wine from vineyards throughout Tasmania, all of which produce high-quality Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Tasting Note

Aromas of honeysuckle, citrus zest and fresh strawberries from the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir fruit. Extended time on lees during secondary fermentation contributes to more complex aromas of nougat and roasted nuts. The palate is balanced with delicate fruit flavour, fine creamy texture and refreshing natural acidity.

Best Enjoyed With

A perfect match with natural oysters drizzled with any of our cuvées (instead of lemon) or fritto misto with lemon aioli.


Handpicking, gentle whole bunch pressing, cool fermentation, 100% malolactic fermentation, complex assemblage and extended ageing on lees after bottle fermentation, all combine to produce a stylish and complex wine.


Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

Available through Brad's Wine partner - Mitton International Wines
Link to purchase