noun; terroir means - the complete natural environment in which a particular wine is produced, including factors such as the soil, topography, and climate.
Lets us show you our Tasmanian Terroir
Industry Professionals - Certified Sommeliers - Hobart & Tasmanian Locals & Homegrown Hospitality
Terroir Wine Tours Tasmania is a family owned & operated company. With our team members having held various roles throughout the hospitality, transport & coach industry over the last 20+ years in both Tasmania & mainland Australia, we have a unique & unequalled knowledge of both our guests service requirements & needs.
Led by internationally awarded Tasmanian Sommelier Damien Byrne, we are a dynamic & engaging company that puts our customer satisfaction first & foremost above anything else & are proud to be located in Hobart.
We are homegrown Hobart & Tasmanian locals, so we know the Hobart secrets, Tasmanian back trails, the unique wine & beverage stories that are a locals secret in Hobart as well as the interesting sightseeing locations that people are wanting, seeking & are actively engaged to explore & experience.
We look forward to making your Hobart & Tasmanian experience not just one of memories, but one of unique experiences in our pristine environment that has shaped our lifestyle to be the envy of many & we very much look to being able to share that with the world.
Welcome from the Terroir Wine Tours Tasmania Team.
Damien Byrne - Founder & Tasmanian Sommelier
With our founder Damien Byrne being a local Coal River Valley boy, we have a unique knowledge of the Tasmanian vineyards, the varieties that they are known for, the history of the producers as well as tasting and learning about some of the most famous wines to come out of Tasmania over the past 15 years.
Damien has also worked extensively throughout Australia in the hospitality industry across many hospitality fields as well as some of the local tasmanian vineyards which were the Roslyn Vineyard and Pooley Wines Cellar Door here in the Coal River Valley, as well as presenting talks at the Taste of Tasmania and various wine shows.
Obtaining the Certified level from the Court of the Master Sommelier at 23, Damien went on to work for Guy Grossi (Grossi Florentino), Donavon Cooke (The Atlantic) as well as the prestigious Me Wah Restaurant Hobart here in Tasmania.
Having won national and international awards, the most famous being for the Best Medium sized Wine List in Australasia from the World of Fine Wine Magazine as well as 3 stars (2017, Me Wah Hobart) Damien showed his skill and knowledge of styles, quality levels and storytelling across this wine list.
With not just the wine and service knowledge, but also the capacity to recommend the best food matches for these local varieties, Damien can provide a complete package of how best to enjoy the fantastic story that is Tasmanian food and beverage with a focus on Tasmanian wines.
à votre santé
Damien Byrne - The Tasmanian Sommelier
A sommelier or wine steward, is a trained and knowledgeable wine professional predominately although they should have a broad knowledge of all beverage products, normally working in top end restaurants who specializes in all aspects of wine service as well as wine & food pairing. The role in fine dining today is much more specialized and informed than that of a wine waiter.
Me Wah Restaurant Hobart 2017
Best Medium-Sized Wine List Australasia 2017 / World of Fine Wine Awards as Me Wah Head Sommelier
Australasia Country Block: Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia & New Guinea
Somms of the World 2017
Damien Byrne was one of the 12 Australian Sommeliers selected to attend this event representing Tasmania as a Tasmanian Sommelier travelling Australia with some of the Worlds Best Sommeliers
Certified Sommelier: Court of the Master Sommelier 2011
Damien Byrne is a certified sommelier from the Court of the Master Sommelier.