Bay of Fires

Bay of Fires Winery is home to Arras, Australia's prestige sparkling wine, and the distinctly Tasmanian Bay of Fires and Tigress ranges. Sample these award winning cool climate wines and indulge in a taste of delicious local fare in elegant and tranquil surrounds.

SkillsOne caught up with Corey Baker from Bay of Fires Winery as he explained what makes these wines so special.

About the Winery:

The group winemaking team at Hardys identified, back in 1994, the regions they believed would make cool climate wines of classical structure, combining fruit intensity with refinement, complexity and persistence of flavour - the ultimate expression and grape and region. Tasmania's potential for the production of classic, cool climate grape varieties was clearly evident.

Their vision has come to fruition with the success of Bay of Fires, Tigress and Arras.

The initial interest in the vineyards of Tasmania arose from a desire to seek out genuine cold climate grapes to make fine and elegant, but flavoursome, sparkling wine. Sparkling wines made from grapes grown in these cool climate extremes increasingly impress with their finesse, minerally complexity and persistence of flavour.

Fran Austin was appointed to Bay of Fires as Winemaker Manager to oversee the development of Bay of Fires and Tigress, with Group Sparkling Winemaker, Ed Carr, overseeing the production of all sparkling wine from Bay of Fires.

Fran Austin is excited about the future of Bay of Fires and Tasmania. "The opportunity to work with one of the best and most interesting fruit resources in the country, coupled with the chance to work with the dedicated winemaking team utilising their knowledge and understanding of the region, is exciting."

"The more we work with the fruit from each region and understand it's potential, the more opportunities we see for Tasmania and the Bay of Fires range."