VIRTUAL TASTING: Tasmania with Jen Doyle of Jansz

VIRTUAL TASTING: Tasmania with Jen Doyle of Jansz

Virtual Tasting: Tasmania with Jen Doyle of Jansz
Owner, Founder and Winemaker
Friday, December 18th at 7:00 pm


Since you can’t visit wine country, we’re bringing Tasmanian wine country to your living room! Join us for a live, interactive tasting with winemaker Jen Doyle of Jansz. Wines presented will be available for sale at Vino Venue so you can taste along for the ultimate sensory experience. Zoom invitation will be shared upon purchase of two or more bottles of wine*.

PRO TIPS: Make it a date night! Pick up our Cheese & Charcuterie platter from the Grab-N-Go fridge or order dinner for take-out or curbside. 

Tasting Menu $48

Jansz "Premium Cuvee" NV  24.
Jansz "Premium Rosé" NV  24.

Cheese & Charcuterie Upgrade: $20

*Please email Rob ASAP if you plan to attend so we have sufficient wine in stock.

About Jansz:

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. The Jansz Tasmania vineyard sits to the northeast of the island state within the Pipers River region of the Tamar Valley. This cool little corner is colloquially known as ‘Sparkling Tasmania’. Temperatures here are moderated by close proximity to Bass Strait. The ocean breezes keep the temperature up during winter – minimising risk of frost, and down in summer – allowing our grapes to ripen slowly and develop intense, delicate and refined flavours. Resting on a bed of pure, red, free-draining basalt soils, the Jansz vineyard truly is the perfect site to grow grapes for world-class sparkling wines. 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. 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. At Jansz, our focus is on the vineyard. We believe the vineyard is where the wine is born. Every day during the growing season, our winemaker walks the vines and tastes the grapes to gain an intimate understanding of each of our twenty three one-hectare blocks. This experience informs every decision we make from picking to fermenting. Our focus on the vineyard has been instrumental in establishing Jansz Tasmania as Australia’s sparkling wine specialist.

About Jen Doyle:

Jennifer’s viticultural journey began 28 years ago in her home state of New South Wales. However, her wine compass has been resolutely fixed on a southerly bearing. Whilst Jennifer’s career has seen her traversing cool climate regions in NSW and Western Australia, the most recent 12 years have found her firmly planted in (and planting!) the Jansz ‘Pontos Hills’
and ‘Woodside’ vineyards in southern Tasmania. In work and in life, sustainability and treading lightly on our earth are close to Jennifer’s heart. She began exploring alternative methods of managing pests and disease early in her career, realising the multi-faceted value of protecting and enhancing biological diversity. Jennifer’s

2012 Dr Don Martin Sustainable Viticulture Fellowship study tour
further inspired this pathway. Moving to Tasmania was pivotal,
for Jennifer representing the ultimate in Australian cool climate viticulture. Here, sparkling wine varieties excel in their expression of elegance and purity. Her most recent awards, 2017 Australian Women in Wine Viticulturist of the Year and 2018 Royal Agricultural Society of Tasmania Vineyard of
the Year are testament to her commitment and love of this
unique terroir. As Jansz Vigneron, Jennifer’s role includes being part of the winemaking team alongside viticulture for Jansz Tasmania sparkling.

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