Hobart Wine Tours | Hobart Sightseeing Tours | Tasmanian Sommelier Guided - Tasmania

Tasmanian Sommelier Challenge


There is nothing so hard or unique as the assessment of blind wine. Trust; trust in yourself is key *Reference Damien Byrne
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So many people in Tasmania have asked me what it takes to be a sommelier, what training do you need, what should you learn, where, when and how over the years that I have practiced the craft. 

That’s why I am really thrilled to bring you this challenge. 

Utilising Riedel Glassware, that is fully black in colour, so you can't see the colour of the liquid, I will give to you 1 wine blind (hence so that you don’t know what it is) and then walk you through how to categorize and think like a sommelier in guessing the variety, style, region and age of the wine.

The wines assessed will of course be from that day's tour tour or experience.

If you get them correct, then I will present you with a prize for the hard work and you will also be able to hold the mantle of sommelier for the day. 

DB

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Hotel Pick up & Drop Off


We offer hotel pick up & drop off free of charge for all our tours within a certain radius of Hobart. Below are the selected places where we offer this service from. This service can be selected when booking through our website on the Book Now page.

Otherwise the standrd departure point for all tours is Brooke Street Pier located on the Hobart Waterfront (12 Franklin Wharf, Hobart TAS 7000)

 
Brooke Street Pier

Brooke Street Pier

MACq1 Hotel.

MACq1 Hotel.

Customs House Hotel

Customs House Hotel

Hadley’s Orient Hotel

Hadley’s Orient Hotel

Lenna of Hobart Hotel

Lenna of Hobart Hotel

Quest Savoy Hotel

Quest Savoy Hotel

Salamanca Waterfront Hotel

Salamanca Waterfront Hotel

Henry Jones Art Hotel

Henry Jones Art Hotel

Islington Hotel

Islington Hotel

Wrest Point Casino

Wrest Point Casino

Best Western

Best Western

Grand Chancellor Hobart

Grand Chancellor Hobart

Old Woolstore Hotel

Old Woolstore Hotel

Quest Waterfront Hotel

Quest Waterfront Hotel

Somerset on the Pier Hotel

Somerset on the Pier Hotel

 

COACHES Attributes


Luxury Levels

  • All our coaches are rated to the Tasmanian Coach Standards & as such are some of the best currently in class travelling Tasmanian roads.

  • Deluxe Standard

  • Luxury Standard


Small & Medium Coach Sizes

  • We have a wide range of smaller to medium sizes, that range from luxury van to smaller luxury coaches.

  • Sizes ranging from van 8 seaters to medium 37 seater coaches

Larger Coach Sizes:

  • 48 seater

  • 50 seater

  • 57 seater

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Inside the Coach/s:

  • air conditioning with individual outlets

  • panoramic tinted windows

  • individual cloth curtains

  • reclining, high back leather or cloth seats

  • individual lights over seat

  • 3 point seat belts

  • foot rests + large and spacious areas for feet or to recline

  • coach audio system + microphone for excellent audio descriptions

  • on board toilet (1 coach only)

  • inside overhead luggage racks + large underneath storage areas

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Coach Accessibility

  • We have the ability to work with coaches that have wheelchair access if required (side loading)

  • Kneeling coaches for elderly, disabled & ease of boarding

Safety & Coach Standards

  • All coaches are routinely serviced & kept updated to industry standards.

  • Coal River Coaches have 20+ years of industry experience on Tasmanian roads and maintain a professional work appearance.


Coal River Coaches is a member of ATEC, TasBus, Destination Southern Tasmania & are an accredited Tasmanian Tourism Business.