1:00pm - 6:00pm (5h)
Derwent Valley & Coal River Valley - Departs Hobart
Wines - Cheeses - Gins & Cocktails
Tour Inclusions: All fees & taxes, Complimentary Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off, Chilled Bottled Still Water on board, Spacious feet areas & leather or cloth high backed reclining seats, Luxury Coach / Van, Reputable & locally experienced coach driver, Excellent wide spaced panoramic windows + curtains, Air-conditioned vehicle, Private transportation
This is a leisurely Sunday Afternoon tasting & exploration with a fantastic line-up of Tasmanian Superstar Producers!!
Glaetzer-Dixon Family Winemakers - Hobart: Family Owned & Operated
We take you to a hidden urban winery to experience some of the best cool climate varieties that we have like Riesling & Pinot Noir + being able to inside a real working winery with empty & filled barrels, ferments & leftover grape pomace. Glaetzer-Dixon Family Winemakers are acknowledged as being one of the best producers currently in Tasmania especially winning a Jimmy Watson Trophy which was the first ever won in Tasmanian history for their Mon Pere Shiraz, a cool climate classic!!
Derwent Estate Vineyard - Derwent Valley: Family Owned & Operated
Moving our wine journey to Derwent Estate means that we get to try some of the best chardonnay currently in Australia, with their top range named Calcaire - calcareous / limestone. What do the top wine regions of the world have - exactly this limestone soil structure, so we think that they can then make a pretty good line-up, and you can drink them in a 1820’s original thick walled Tasmanian house + when its cold they have a real woodfire going so that you can relax in a warm & comfortable environment with heritage furniture. Or on hot days the veranda is perfect to sit & relax with scenic views of the Derwent River. Did you hear any ghost’s?
Pooley Family Wines - Coal River Valley (Richmond): Family Owned & Operated
After Derwent Estate, we will take you to one of the best producers of single vineyard wines making predominantly Riesling & Pinot Noir - Tasmania wide at Pooley Family Wines, with your guide having to help plant a portion of this vineyard as well. They are family owned & operated, with 3 generations of the family having been involved in the production of these outstanding wines. The Belmont House Cellar Door, built from sandstone off the Butchers Hill where it is also located, is from the early 1800’s & is a classic place for a wine tasting with the heritage connotations it evokes. Coupled with a Wicked Cheese Producer board, we have a great synergy happening between the wine & food for you to enjoy!! This Estate has consistently won Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine’s ‘Best Small Cellar Door’ several years running.
Institut Polaire - Hobart: Small Owner Operators
Gin is really where all the craze is at the moment, although whisky is outstanding & we love it, but have you had it as textures of gin or a speciality smoked cocktail at Institut Polaire, one of the best new avant garde bars in Hobart. You can gin flight, wine flight, cocktail or just relax at your leisure! A great place for an aperitif to begin the rest of the night or stay on & have dinner with a unique & interesting local menu of delicacies like abalone. Let’s get onboard that.
This would be a great way to relax into heading back home on the plane at night time, or a great way to kick off the week if you’ve just landed!! Did you know we can drop you off at the airport??
Where to meet: 12:50pm Brooke St Pier, Franklin Wharf, Hobart. Your vehicle will be waiting outside & your guide will meet you at the front of the steps.
If you have arranged hotel pickup - please be ready in the lobby of your hotel 10 mins before the pickup time.
What to bring: Please dress appropriately the tour, as Hobarts weather can change dramatically over the course of the day. Please ensure you have a warm jacket or similar, comfortable shoes with a good grip & of course don’t forget to bring your phone for pics & videos of the great day.
Please be aware that this is a dynamic industry & that occasions do arise were we aren’t able to take you to the exact wineries, breweries or distilleries that we may have listed on the current itineraries. We will however wave the wand & appear at other enjoyable, personable & fantastic locations. Our return times may vary as well, please talk with yourguide if there is somewhere specific you would like to returned to.