Wine/Vineyards of Tasmania

Proof that sparkly comes in small packages

WHAT SPARKS YOUR INTEREST?

Wobbly Boot Vineyard is located in southern Tasmania's Coal River Valley on the banks of the idyllic White Kangaroo Rivulet.
Image thanks to: Mitch Osborne

Bruny Island Premium Wines
Image thanks to: Tourism Tasmania & Rob Burnett

Woobly Boot Vineyard - Paul and Lynda Williams
Image thanks to: Mitch Osborne

Home Hill Winery located in Ranelagh, in Tasmania's Huon Valley.
Image thanks to: Tourism Tasmania & Rick Eaves

Pipers Brook Vineyard
Image thanks to: Tourism Tasmania & Garry Moore

World famous Tasmanian wine
Image thanks to: Mitch Osborne

Wobbly Boot Vineyard is located in southern Tasmania's Coal River Valley on the banks of the idyllic White Kangaroo Rivulet. It is approximately 35 km north of Hobart and nearby to the historic town of Richmond. The boutique vineyard produces limited quantities of sauvignon blanc and pinot noir.
Image thanks to: Supplied Courtesy of Wobbly Boot Vineyard

Wine/Vineyards of Tasmania

Pipers Brook Vineyard, Tasmania, AustraliaWhere simple and luxurious coexist, Tasmania is where you want to be to put your feet up and experience the little joys of life–with a glass of wine in hand from some of the best vineyards in the country. While these small patches may not compare in size to other vineyards on the mainland, they certainly are heaven to vintners and wine lovers alike. Image thanks to Tourism Tasmania & George Apostolidis.

As you step out of the airport, the first thing you’ll notice is the refreshing air hitting your cheeks. Yes, Tasmania makes cool the new hot! While the rest of Australia struggles with rising temperatures, this part of the country continues to revel in conditions perfect for growing grapes, which makes for excellent wine.

Region

Welcome to the world of Tasmanian wine, where you’ll be wowed with bursts of colour and flavour.

Thirsty yet? Here are seven reasons to stay in Tasmania: northwest (south of Devonport), Tamar Valley (north of Launceston), Pipers River (on the Georgetown to Bridport road), east coast (Bicheno to the north Sorell to the south), Coal River (between Cambridge and north of Colebrook), Derwent Valley (between Hamilton and Hobart), and southern (between Kingston and Southport).

Ninth Island Vineyard (formerly Daniel Alps at Strathlynn), Tasmania, Australia

These make up 7 major winecrafting regions, all around a couple of hours’ drive from the major cities. Image thanks to Tourism Tasmania & Michael Walters Photography.

Put your drinking boots on and get ready to hop like a kangaroo from one winery to another during your stay.

What's Here

Josef Chromy Tasmania, Tasmania, AustraliaVineyards, vineyards, and more vineyards! Oh, did we mention vineyards?

Each of Tasmania’s wine regions will beguile you with its unique delights. Wine is, of course, the pièce de résistance, but you will also love the natural icons, eye-popping scenery seemingly straight off a postcard, fresh locally sourced produce – not to mention the crisp, clean air that will make you feel years younger. If you’re up for a drive, the coastal roads are for you. When you get thirsty, stop at the nearest winery…just make sure you have a designated driver or taxi number! When your tummy starts to rumble, keep your eyes peeled for a roadside stall or cafe where you will find authentic farm-to-table food. Image thanks to Tourism Tasmania & Rob Burnett.

Wine & Wine Trails

Pipers Brook Vineyard, Tasmania, AustraliaOf course it’s all about the wine trails! We’re talking about wine and vineyards after all. Tassie is best known for its cool-climate wines, both red and white, and it would be a shame to not visit all the vineyards and sample their wares – or at least try. Satisfy your tastebuds with samplings of Pinot Noir, Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Gris, and sparkling wines from the best cellar doors. For wine tastings, Tamar Valley is your best friend. Prepare to be charmed out of your boots in the oldest wine-growing regions of Tasmania. If you’re going for volume, make Hobart your base and head south, where you’ll find vineyards a-plenty. Prefer Pinot Noir? Take the east coast route. Image thanks to Tourism Tasmania & Garry Moore.

Fun Fact: Bigwigs like Moët et Chandon and Louis Roederer use Tassie grapes for their sparkling Australian wines.

Food

Josef Chromy Tasmania - Tasmania, AustraliaVisiting a vineyard is not always an in-and-out affair. Many vineyards have their own restaurant, so take your time, relax, and enjoy the food while having a chat with the vintner himself. That is, after all, how we do things in Tassie. If you’re not up for a day of hopping from one cellar to the next, stay at one vineyard or look for any restaurant, and savour whatever’s on the menu. Tasmanian food is as fresh as it comes – from produce plucked from the garden to oysters and scallops hauled from the ocean. Hardcore carnivore? Fear not, for Tassie milk-fed lamb and meat pies abound. And if your palate is eager for adventure, treat it to some wasabi cheese. Image thanks to Tourism Tasmania & Sean Fennessy.

Sightseeing

Adventure Bay, Bruny Island - Tasmania, AustraliaWith overflowing wine and heaping plates of food, what else do you need? How about a sight for sore eyes – or, to be more accurate – sights for sore eyes. Rows upon rows of grapevines transport you to what can feel like a fantasy land, but wait…there’s more! As you go from vineyard to vineyard, you’ll want to stop and soak in nature’s beauty. The coastline of Bruny Island will make your jaw drop with long stretches of sandy beaches on one side and stunning rugged cliffs on the other. The D’Entrecasteaux Channel area will feed your quest for inner peace as you leisurely trek to its waterfalls. Wander in the east coast and experience the renowned Great Eastern Drive. Book a room at a B&B, and walk the beaches to your heart’s content. Then eat and drink after you’ve worked up an appetite. Image thanks to Tourism Tasmania & Rob Burnett.

Festivals & Other Activities

When you need to take a breather from vineyard hopping, turn left and try something else. Autumn serves up the Taste of the Huon or Agfest, where you can take all the crispy bites of fresh produce you want. Stock up on endorphins during the Chocolate Winterfest in Latrobe. All over Tasmania, you’ll find weekend markets where you can buy souvenirs – which you just might end up keeping for yourself. Image thanks to Tourism Australia & Graham Freeman.

Getting Around

Are you a comfort queen? Your friendly neighbourhood wine trail tour companies are here to help. They’ll take care of everything so that all you have to do is sit, drink, eat, and sleep – lather, rinse, repeat. Alternatively, be more adventurous and DIY. Choose a major city as a starting point, depending on your desired vineyards and wine trails. Rent a car and scoot around at your leisure – with Google Maps (or your favoured map app) to guide you. And if you do get lost, who cares? You’ll discover just how friendly Tassies are. Or, put your hiking boots on just walk. That’s not for the faint of heart, though–literally.

Accommodation

Milton Vineyard , Tasmania, AustraliaYou might just reel at your options – make a city your homebase and skip to nearby vineyards by day; you can take your pick – from classy, “living it up” hotels to backpackers’ hostels, to alternative accommodations. There’s AirBnB for a cosier touch. Have itchy feet? Rent a campervan and live the nomadic life – if even for just a few days. To satisfy your rustic needs, there are plenty of B&Bs all along the wine trails. Indulge yourself a little with a bottle of wine or two – or three – and stay the night at a vineyard’s villa. Image thanks to Tourism Tasmania and Rob Burnett.

Good to Know

The early bird gets the worm, or in this case, the early tasters get the best experience. Avoid the crowds by going on a weekday.

Avoid disappointment and know what you like to drink. If you don’t know, ask! Vintners are experienced in educating guests about the complexities of wine. Don’t be surprised if you get more than you ask for – locals tend to be passionate about this particular topic.

A quick primer on vintages: 2008 and 2013 Pinot Noirs are outstanding; 2012 Chardonnays and Rieslings are excellent; and 2010 reds & whites superb. Image thanks to Harriet Stevens.

Popular isn’t always the best. Take an unplanned turn and visit smaller, lesser-known vineyards, many of which are in the northwest.

If you’re short on time, the Coal River Valley–which has smaller winemakers–is a stone’s throw away from Hobart Airport.

Bring a warm jacket. Tassie can be fickle with its temperatures. From April to October, throw in an extra layer of clothing.

What to do

Wine/Vineyards of Tasmania

Wine-dy Roads of Freycinet

Coles Bay - Freycinet

Come on a Coles Bay / Freycinet Food & Wine Tour, Picking you up from your Coles Bay and surrounding area accommodation at 10-11am for a full day journey. Bicheno and Swansea pick ups are also available.


Freycinet Coast is also known as the East Coast Wine Region. We visit 4 Vineyard Cellar Doors. Most of the Vineyards are still owned by the original settlers.

You will get to feast on all kinds of delights like Oysters, Fresh Fish,Wood Fired Pizza, Walnuts, Cheese, Local Bread, Salad, Seasonal Fruit, Olive Oils, Smoked Salmon  . . . just to mention a few.


A gourmet lunch is provided at the amazingly picturesque Devils Corner, topped off with an ice cream or coffee and chocolate at any one of a few locations depending on the day.

An exceptional day out on the Coles Bay / Freycinet Food & Wine Tour in Air Conditioned comfort that everyone can enjoy in safety returning you to your accommodation by 5pm.

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AU$160

Full Day Tour

AU$160

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Twilight Sail with wine and cheese

We offer a 3 hour twilight sailing experience. Local Tasmanian wine and cheese is served whilst relaxing on board Open to all adults with no previous experience necessary. Kettering or North Bruny departure.

AU$99

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Luxury Wine Tour at MONA Hobart - inc bottle of wine

Wine and Art. A match made in the proverbial.

AU$400

AU$400

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Coal River Valley Wine Tour

Coal River Valley Full Day Wine Tour.

AU$159

AU$159

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Wine Tour - Coal River Valley - Half Day

Visit 2 local vineyards, enjoy tastings, learn first hand of the wine making process, here stories of Tasmania's wine culture. Guided by local, qualified guides who care about Tasmania and what they do.

AU$75

AU$75

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Wine and MONA Experience Tour

Enjoy our personalised full day tour to MONA and the Coal River Valley. We visit three cool climate vineyards, lunch at Wicked cheese & MONA. At the conclusion of your tour you will return to Hobart by the MONA ROMA fast ferry.

AU$175

AU$175

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Winery Tours

Launceston - Josef Chromy Winery

Explore the wine making process from grape to glass.

AU$25

1 Hour Tour

AU$25

1 Hour Tour

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THE ART OF SPARKLING

Launceston - Josef Chromy Winery

Go behind the scenes and tour the Josef Chromy winery and learn the how traditional method Sparkling wine is made and create a sparkling wine to your own flavour profile.

AU$199

2 - 3 Hour Tour

AU$199

2 - 3 Hour Tour

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Go Behind The Label

Launceston - Josef Chromy Wines

Go behind the label and explore the wine making process from grape to glass and finish with a two course lunch at one of Australia's Top Vineyard Restaurants.

AU$140

2 - 3 Hour Tour

AU$140

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Cider and Wine Half Day Tour

Huon Valley

Our Cider & Wine Half Day Tour involves a visit to the Huon Valley to taste award winning cider and wine from the heart of the Apple Isle. This is the morning half of our Signature Tour.

AU$109

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AU$109

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