Pipers River & Tamar Valley | Tasmania
It is a little known fact that Tasmania is the oldest wine producing region in Australia. Pipers River is Tasmania’s northernmost wine region, with the river flowing from Mount Arthur northwards into the Bass Strait, with the more fertile Tamar Valley neighbouring it to the west. Pipers River is often grouped in with Tamar Valley – nevertheless, Tasmanian wine connoisseurs hold the Pipers River name independently in high regard.
The climate here is a huge factor in the quality of the wines and Pipers River has high sunshine hours, making it excellent for viticulture. Cool winds from the Bass Strait keep temperatures moderated in the sunny vineyards, providing a long, reasonably cool growing season that ensures that the grapes retain their acidity as they ripen.
Franca’s Vineyard produces classic, approachable wines for the discerning crowd. Our aim is to create products with integrity and a welcoming nature. Borne of necessity, Franca’s has blossomed into a true venture unto its own with outstanding wines made with the familiar intensity and confidence that has made our winemakers some of the most accoladed in their field.