Enhance your walk with a winery visit in Tasmania
Flush with new fruit and the scents of fermenting wines during harvest… it’s always a great season to go beyond the cellar door.
Heading to Tasmania on a walk? Link it in with some more time in the region and consumption of some of our widely recognised wines, including Australia’s best sparkling whites. Tasmania is also rapidly developing a reputation among the world’s best for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Our walks in Tasmania now include Cradle Mountain Huts Walk and Bay of Fires Lodge Walk, accessed from Launceston in the North; plus Maria Island Walk, Freycinet Experience Walk and Three Capes Lodge Walk, all accessed (with road transfers included) from Hobart.
Back to the wine… Tasmania has seven wine growing areas – in the north the Tamar Valley and the North East areas in the north, the East Coast, the North West and the Derwent Valley, Coal River Valley and Huon/Channel areas in the south. Tasmanian wineries are eager to share their secrets with visitors and many offer private experiences that combine wine tasting with winery tours, wine education or fine dining.
In Launceston, Josef Chromy Wines cellar door is housed in the original 1880s homestead. Here you can taste a wide variety of award-winning cool climate wines or go beyond the cellar door to enjoy a VIP experience such as a flyfishing tutorial in the beautiful lake with Riverfly 1864 followed by lunch or a fascinating introduction into sparkling wine production on the Art of Sparkling experience.
In Hobart, small quantities of boutique cool-climate wines are produced at Moorilla Estate which shares a site with the infamous and thought-provoking Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). A variety of experiences are available combining wine, art and food; offering a new and unconventional perspective on all three.
So when planning which Great Walks of Australia experience to do next, make sure you leave a day or two to let your tastebuds explore and unwind in one or a few of these renowned Tasmanian wine regions.
For more itinerary ideas visit www.ultimatewineryexperiences.com.au