Reverse Osmosis last week from Jeremy Eubanks and Jake Lewis. Thanks guys!
This week: Geography of Tasmania
What are the major natural features that influence the climate here? Identify the major wine growing areas. Name 3 producers.
Tasmania is a dynamic part of Australia (and useful if you ever need to solve the "five-course meal using only wine from islands" scenario) influenced by a range of maritime forces. The Tasman Sea to the east, the Bass Strait to the north (separating it from the mainland/Victoria), and the Southern Ocean to the west and south ensure constant airflow and cooling influences that allow varieties that thrive in cooler climates to excel...in the north. The Bass Strait in particular has punishing winds that make sheltered sites critical on the coast.
I'll defer to Jeremy's breakdown of the river influences as they're spot on.
Adding to the producer list, the northern producers of Darymple, Tolpuddle and House of Arras are noteworthy and generally available in the US. In the south, Domaine A has been a pioneer.