Tasmanian Viticultural Soils and Geology Map

The Tasmanian Viticultural Soils and Geology map is a simple reference for the wine enthusiast who wants to discover the influence of soil on Tasmanian Wine Quality. 

 Tasmanian Viticultural Soils and Geology Map (PDF 4Mb)

It is useful for vineyard developers and investors in understanding the broad themes of Tasmania's viticultural resources. It is also useful for scientists, regulators, farmers and students in gaining a broad overview of Tasmania's agricultural soils and geology.‚Äč

Can you taste the soil differences in Tasmanian wine?

The map gives a broad overview of the seven major viticulturally relevant rock types in Tasmania which include:

  • Ordovician Sediments of the north east

  • Permian Sedimentary Rocks

  • Triassic Sedimentary Rocks

  • Jurassic Dolerite

  • Tertiary Basalt

  • Tertiary Sediments

  • Quaternary Windblown Sands

For each of these parent materials at least one representative soil profile is presented.