1216b Pipers Brook Road
The name Jansz pays homage to Tasmania’s namesake, the Dutch explorer Abel Janszoon Tasman who first sighted the island in 1642. In fact, when it was established in 1975, the Jansz vineyard was originally named after Tasman’s ship, the Heemskerk.
In 1986, esteemed Champagne house – Louis Roederer partnered with the owners of Heemskerk Wines to produce Tasmania’s first premium vintage sparkling wine. They saw the similarities between the climate here and the famous wine region of their homeland.
In 1997, the Hill-Smith family purchased the vineyard and began the journey that has seen Jansz Tasmania become the most highly regarded sparkling wine house in Australia.
It could be argued we’re completely mad growing grapes in the wild and unforgivingly cold Tasmanian 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.
Today we call it, Méthode Tasmanoise. It’s the essence of a partnership between the environment and our winemaker. Just as the cool Tasmanian climate creates spectacular beauty in nature, it is also instrumental in the creation of art in bottles.
[image thumb_width=”135″ thumb_height=”135″ lightbox=”true” custom_link=”” title=”Jansz” caption=””]http://www.vintagetasmania.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/IMG_0422.jpg[/image]
[image thumb_width=”135″ thumb_height=”135″ lightbox=”true” custom_link=”” title=”Jansz” caption=””]http://www.vintagetasmania.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/jansz-01.png[/image]
[auto_thumb width=”150″ height=”150″ link=”” lightbox=”true” align=”left” title=”” alt=”” iframe=”false” frame=”true” crop=”true”]http://www.vintagetasmania.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/natalie.jpg[/auto_thumb]