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Thursday


Morning


Some of the Oldest Colonial / Convict History Australia Wide - Generational Wine Family & Paddock to Plate Ethos & Production


$139.00pp Adults / $79.00pp (15yrs-17yrs)

9:00am - 12:30pm (3.5h)

2pp - 12pp (2pp minimum)

Tour Summary: Brooke Street Pier

We depart Brooke Street Pier (12 Franklin Wharf, Hobart) for all tours unless hotel/accommodation has been pre-arranged prior to departure. Please be @ this address 5-10 minutes before the departure time to ensure a smooth and timely departure. 

Richmond Village: Walk Around Richmond

Is a beautiful visual landscape that showcases a well preserved look at houses of the early colonial period from Tasmania’s history. We walk along the banks of the Coal River, up along the Richmond Bridge (the oldest convict bridge in Australia *1823) and finish at the famous Richmond Tasting House (a local delicatessen). 

Pooley Wines; Belmont House; Wine Tasting

Belmont House Tasting Room. The Pooley family is Tasmania’s only 3rd generation family wine business, consistently winning major awards and trophies for their entire range, with their tasting room being located on the hill where all the stone for Richmond was quarried from, and I personally had a hand in planting some of the current Butchers Hill Vineyard. Their Margaret Pooley Tribute Riesling is a standout of the Estate. Up to 4 wines tasted. 

Frogmore Creek Estate: Wine Tasting

This estate occupies a standout location on one of the most bucolic wine drives in Australia, and house’s the famous Wendover Bottles of Sparkling. Literally Tasmanian history preserved inside glass containers. The floor gives a complex look at the history of Tasmanian wine in general. They also produce some pretty good wine, the Estate Shiraz being a sleeping giant. Up to 4 wines tasted. 

Coal River Farm: Paddock To Plate Producer

The literal interpretation of paddock to plate in action where you can pick your own fruit (payable by you-guest on weight) and you can get up close with some farm animals if you’re not afraid. We sit down for a cheese and chocolate tasting, where the process of cheese production gets explained for you. Up to 3-4 cheeses + chocolates tasted.

This is a fantastic spot for photos or videos with the Coal River running slowly underneath it!




Afternoon


An Actually Good Merlot - Colonial Sandstone Cellar & Pinot Noir Heaven - Local Cheesery - Hospitality Brainchild Bar


$165.00 pp

1:00pm - 5:30pm (5h)

2pp - 12pp (2pp minimum)

Tour Summary: Brooke Street Pier

We depart Brooke Street Pier (12 Franklin Wharf, Hobart) for all tours unless hotel/accommodation has been pre-arranged prior to departure. Please be @ this address 5-10 minutes before the departure time to ensure a smooth and timely departure. 

Nocton Vineyard: Wine Tasting

One of the larger vineyards in the Coal River Valley, we move past Richmond onwards almost to Campania the next town. This vineyard lies underneath a lovely hillside, giving great shelter and perfect sunlight exposure for even ripening. The Merlot is a standout from this producer, with the soil structure mimicking that of the famous Bordeaux region in France. Up to 4 wines tasted. 

Pooley Wines: Belmont House; Wine Tasting

Belmont House Tasting Room. The Pooley family is Tasmania’s only 3rd generation family wine business, consistently winning major awards and trophies for their entire range, with their tasting room being located on the hill where all the stone for Richmond was quarried from, and I personally had a hand in planting some of the current Butchers Hill Vineyard. Their Margaret Pooley Tribute Riesling is a standout of the Estate. Up to 4 wines tasted. 

Wicked Cheese: Cheese Tasting 
One of the early established producers of cheese in the valley, Wicked has being making what could be called a benchmark for Tasmanian cheese for quite some time. This is evidenced by Wicked Cheese Brie being awarded Best White Mould Cheese in Australia at the 2010 Australian Grand Dairy Awards. Up to 3 cheeses tasted. 

Frogmore Creek Estate: Wine Tasting or Hot Drink

This estate occupies a standout location on one of the most bucolic wine drives in Australia, and house’s the famous Wendover Bottles of Sparkling. Literally Tasmanian history preserved inside glass containers. The floor gives a complex look at the history of Tasmanian wine in general. They also produce some pretty good wine, the Estate Shiraz being a sleeping giant. Up to 4 wines tasted. 

Institut Polaire Wine Bar & Gin Distillery: Textures of Gin or Tailored Cocktail Tasting

The bar / wine tasting room complex brainchild of 2 people that can only be described as pushing an avant garde style of minimal complexity, they produce wine, gin, bottled cocktails, bitters and who knows what’s coming next? With this as a primer, they have designed a unique cocktail for you to enjoy using their gin. Expect uniqueness - run if you see fireworks. Up to 1 cocktail & gin tasted. 


Excellent and informative. Damien knows his stuff. Nice stock in the cellar too! Roy 28/12/2018

Tour Inclusions: Air-conditioned luxury vehicle, complimentary Tasmanian stillwater, wine tastings, hotel & accommodation pickup & drop off, Tasmanian Sommelier Challenge + local experienced guide

Tour Notes: This tour has a low level of physical difficulty / offered in English only / There is wheelchair transportation access available (please contact directly to organise) / non-private tour / no health restrictions

Tour Departs: We depart from Brook Street Pier on Hobart’s waterfront, unless hotel pick up has been arranged prior to the tour date.


(Teenagers 15yrs - 17yrs are welcome on the tour, but can not participate in any alcoholic experiences & must be accompanied by a paying Adult)

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Friday


Morning


Some of the Oldest Colonial / Convict History Australia Wide - Generational Wine Family & Paddock to Plate Ethos & Production


$139.00 pp Adults / $79.00pp (15yrs-17yrs)

9:00am - 12:30pm (3.5h)

2pp - 12pp (2pp minimum)

Tour Summary: Brooke Street Pier

We depart Brooke Street Pier (12 Franklin Wharf, Hobart) for all tours unless hotel/accommodation has been pre-arranged prior to departure. Please be @ this address 5-10 minutes before the departure time to ensure a smooth and timely departure. 

Richmond Village: Walk Around Richmond

Is a beautiful visual landscape that showcases a well preserved look at houses of the early colonial period from Tasmania’s history. We walk along the banks of the Coal River, up along the Richmond Bridge (the oldest convict bridge in Australia *1823) and finish at the famous Richmond Tasting House (a local delicatessen). 

Pooley Wines; Belmont House; Wine Tasting

Belmont House Tasting Room. The Pooley family is Tasmania’s only 3rd generation family wine business, consistently winning major awards and trophies for their entire range, with their tasting room being located on the hill where all the stone for Richmond was quarried from, and I personally had a hand in planting some of the current Butchers Hill Vineyard. Their Margaret Pooley Tribute Riesling is a standout of the Estate. Up to 4 wines tasted. 

Frogmore Creek Estate: Wine Tasting

This estate occupies a standout location on one of the most bucolic wine drives in Australia, and house’s the famous Wendover Bottles of Sparkling. Literally Tasmanian history preserved inside glass containers. The floor gives a complex look at the history of Tasmanian wine in general. They also produce some pretty good wine, the Estate Shiraz being a sleeping giant. Up to 4 wines tasted. 

Coal River Farm: Paddock To Plate Producer

The literal interpretation of paddock to plate in action where you can pick your own fruit (payable by you-guest on weight) and you can get up close with some farm animals if you’re not afraid. We sit down for a cheese and chocolate tasting, where the process of cheese production gets explained for you. Up to 3-4 cheeses + chocolates tasted.

This is a fantastic spot for photos or videos with the Coal River running slowly underneath it!


Afternoon


International Benchmark Cabernet Sauvignon Young & Old Vintages - Ethereal Rieslings - The Worlds Best Whisky - Unique Craft Brews & Foosball


$179.00 pp

1:00pm - 5:30pm (5h)

2pp - 12pp (2pp minimum)

Tour Summary: Brooke Street Pier

We depart Brooke Street Pier (12 Franklin Wharf, Hobart) for all tours unless hotel/accommodation has been pre-arranged prior to departure. Please be @ this address 5-10 minutes before the departure time to ensure a smooth and timely departure. 

Domaine A/Stoney Vineyard: Wine Tasting

With a fantastic history behind this name, as well as being the oldest vineyard in the Coal River Valley, Domaine A has garnered a special place in the wine pantheon. It has made its reputation on Cabernet, and some of the best in Australia at that. Up to 4 wines tasted

Pressing Matters: Wine Tasting

The product of the one of the most epicurean palates I have come across in my time, Greg Melick’s vineyard is an exposition in how to build quality Riesling with balanced acidity and sugar. These are ethereal wines, designed for the those that enjoy hedonistic pursuits. The Pinot Noir is a delight for those that understand burgundy. Up to 4 wines tasted

Sullivans Cove Distillery: Single Malt Whisky Tasting & Tour 

Not much to say really, they won Best Single Malt in the World in 2014. Subsequent awards seem to fall out of the sky around this producer. The interesting thing is, what have they got coming next? Maybe it’s their unique use of larger barrels sizes that does it? Or the unique design of the still onion? Up to 3 spirits tasted + barrel room tour. 

T-Bone Brewing: Craft Beer Tasting

Well if your dad is a distiller, I guess it makes sense that you would make something alcoholic. Enter T-Bone, a producer that continues to go from strength to strength. The Choc Milk Stout is a standout and possibly one of the best I have ever tried. Up to 3 beers tasted. 



Tour Inclusions: Air-conditioned luxury vehicle, complimentary Tasmanian stillwater, wine tastings, hotel & accommodation pickup & drop off, Tasmanian Sommelier Challenge + local experienced guide

Tour Notes: This tour has a low level of physical difficulty / offered in English only / There is wheelchair transportation access available (please contact directly to organise) / non-private tour / no health restrictions

Tour Departs: We depart from Brook Street Pier on Hobart’s waterfront, unless hotel pick up has been arranged prior to the tour date.


(Teenagers 15yrs - 17yrs are welcome on the tour, but can not participate in any alcoholic experiences & must be accompanied by a paying Adult)

Saturday


Morning


The Tasmanian Hedonistic; Moorilla - A Unique Tasmanian Wine - Morning Pick Me Up Bespoke Cocktail for Headaches


$149.00 pp

9:00am - 12:30pm (3.5h)

2pp - 12pp (2pp minimum)

Tour Summary: Brooke Street Pier

We depart Brooke Street Pier (12 Franklin Wharf, Hobart) for all tours unless hotel/accommodation has been pre-arranged prior to departure. Please be @ this address 5-10 minutes before the departure time to ensure a smooth and timely departure. 

Moorilla Estate Winemakers: Wine Tasting

The oldest vineyard in Southern Tasmania, and the second oldest state-wide, Moorilla has certainly had a colourful history over the years, not the least being the latest owner. A unique experience, with bursts of creative genius in just about everything, the beverages take no prisoners and always divide the room. Up to 3 wines tasted + winery tour. 

Domaine Dawnelle Winemakers: Wine Tasting

Classic wines, and some not so classic. By which I mean the Pinot d’Or, a white Pinot Noir which will cause you to think and think & think. It is in fact a classic match with wood smoked salmon, of which i can attest to personally. Up to 4 wines tasted. 

Stefano Lubiana Winemakers: Wine Tasting

The biodynamic champion of Tasmania, but not in a crazy religion style way, and is simply a way to make better grapes as well as have a healthier vineyard in general. Something i would support in my experience and add that biodynamic viticulture doesn’t magic wine - it is simply about making good wine and talking about what comes out of the bottle at the end of the day. Up to 4 wines tasted. 

Institut Polaire Wine Bar & Gin Distillery: Wine Tasting or Gin Experience

The bar / wine tasting room complex brainchild of 2 people that can only be described as pushing an avant garde style of minimal complexity, they produce wine, gin, bottled cocktails, bitters and who knows what’s coming next? With this as a primer, they have designed a unique cocktail for you to enjoy using their gin. Expect uniqueness - run if you see fireworks. Up to 1 cocktail & gin tasted. 


Afternoon


Jimmy Watson Winner?? Biodynamically Philosophy - Calcaire (Fr. meaning Limestone) Estate - With Avant Garde Craft Beer - Stunning Visual Scenery


$165.00 pp

1:00pm - 5:30pm (5h)

2pp - 12pp (2pp minimum)

Tour Summary: Brooke Street Pier

We depart Brooke Street Pier (12 Franklin Wharf, Hobart) for all tours unless hotel/accommodation has been pre-arranged prior to departure. Please be @ this address 5-10 minutes before the departure time to ensure a smooth and timely departure.

Glaetzer-Dixon Family Winemakers: Wine Tasting

One of the best change engines in the Australian wine making scene over the last decade, this producer seemly walks the tightrope of some crazy winemaking and-ultra classic wine styles. The Rêveur Pinot Noir means “dreamer” because of course the pinot dream is always just a dream! The names have a family connotation as you may know, and with the 2013 La Judith Shiraz simply being one of the best Australian shirazs I have ever tasted, I could swear i was tasting a La Meal Hermitage Syrah. Up to 4 wines tasted. 

Stefano Lubiana Winemakers: Wine Tasting

The biodynamic champion of Tasmania, but not in a crazy religion style way, and is simply a way to make better grapes as well as have a healthier vineyard in general. Something i would support in my experience and add that biodynamic viticulture doesn’t magic wine - it is simply about making good wine and talking about what comes out of the bottle at the end of the day. Up to 4 wines tasted.

Derwent Estate Winemakers: Wine Tasting

Simply one of the best producers of wines in Tasmania, it has flown under the radar for some time now. When you have a limestone soil structure though, it isn’t going to be a secret for long. Especially if you name your top wine - Calcaire (Fr. meaning Limestone). One of the consistently best chardonnays that comes out of Tasmania. Up to 4 wines tasted. 

The Eleventh Order Bar & Brewery: Craft Beer Tasting

Musa Sapientum Dark Wheat, Tropical Funk Storm, Satsuma Plum, Litchtehainer Pale Smoked Wheat. What else needs to be said except for that these will change the story around beer and food matching. A New England IPA for those sissies that want something comfortable as well. Up to 3 beers tasted.

Pulpits Rock Lookout: Visually Stunning Outlook

A lofty vantage point to enjoy the sweeping panoramic views that the hills above the river derwent enjoys, this lookout is not a local secret, but the views might as well make it so. If we had a beer from Eleventh Order left over, we could have a little cheers to toast being able to enjoy such soul soothing scenery. Up to 20 mins relaxing your soul! 


A fantastic and informative tour which showcased what the Derwent Valley can do and it was so good to have a guide who knew what he was talking about! Brad 2019

Tour Inclusions: Air-conditioned luxury vehicle, complimentary Tasmanian stillwater, wine tastings, hotel & accommodation pickup & drop off, Tasmanian Sommelier Challenge + local experienced guide

Tour Notes: This tour has a low level of physical difficulty / offered in English only / There is wheelchair transportation access available (please contact directly to organise) / non-private tour / no health restrictions

Tour Departs: We depart from Brook Street Pier on Hobart’s waterfront, unless hotel pick up has been arranged prior to the tour date.

Sunday


mORNING


Tasmania’s Biodynamic Wine Champion, Poltergeist Gin or Ghost Gin & Generational Wine Family Wine Tasting In A Heritage Colonial Cellar Door


$139.00 pp Adults / $79.00pp (15yrs-17yrs)

9:00am - 12:30pm (3.5h)

2pp - 12pp (2pp minimum)

Tour Summary: Brooke Street Pier

We depart Brooke Street Pier (12 Franklin Wharf, Hobart) for all tours unless hotel/accommodation has been pre-arranged prior to departure. Please be @ this address 5-10 minutes before the departure time to ensure a smooth and timely departure. 

Stefano Lubiana Winemakers: Wine Tasting

The biodynamic champion of Tasmania, but not in a crazy religion style way, and is simply a way to make better grapes as well as have a healthier vineyard in general. Something i would support in my experience and add that biodynamic viticulture doesn’t magic wine - it is simply about making good wine and talking about what comes out of the bottle at the end of the day. Up to 4 wines tasted. 

Shene Estate Distillery: Gin Tasting

199 years of heritage is simply something that can’t be made, it has to be endured. Would that these walls could whisper, what do you think they would say? That might be why their gin is called Poltergeist. Let’s see if there are some ghosts there or not. Up to 3 products tasted (Roadside stall only this tour)

Richmond Village (Time permitting)

Is a beautiful visual landscape that showcases a well preserved look at houses of the early colonial period from Tasmania’s history. We walk along the banks of the Coal River, up along the Richmond Bridge (the oldest convict bridge in Australia *1823) and finish at the famous Richmond Tasting House (a local delicatessen). 

Pooley Wines: Wine Tasting

Belmont House Tasting Room. The Pooley family is Tasmania’s only 3rd generation family wine business, consistently winning major awards and trophies for their entire range, with their tasting room being located on the hill where all the stone for Richmond was quarried from, and I personally had a hand in planting some of the current Butchers Hill Vineyard. Their Margaret Pooley Tribute Riesling is a standout of the Estate. Up to 4 wines tasted.


AFTERNOON


A Jimmy Watson Winner, One Of The Best Chardonnay’s In Tasmania, Ghost Gin & A Cellar Door Made From Local Sandstone - Textures Of Gin or House Made Smoked Gin Cocktail


$165.00 pp

1:00pm - 5:30pm (5h)

2pp - 12pp (2pp minimum)

Tour Summary: We depart Brooke Street Pier (12 Franklin Wharf, Hobart) for all tours unless hotel/accommodation has been pre-arranged prior to departure. Please be @ this address 5-10 minutes before the departure time to ensure a smooth and timely departure. 

Glaetzer-Dixon Family Winemakers: Wine Tasting

One of the best change engines in the Australian wine making scene over the last decade, this producer seemly walks the tightrope of some crazy winemaking and-ultra classic wine styles. The Rêveur Pinot Noir means “dreamer” because of course the pinot dream is always just a dream! The names have a family connotation as you may know, and with the 2013 La Judith Shiraz simply being one of the best Australian shirazs I have ever tasted, I could swear i was tasting a La Meal Hermitage Syrah. Up to 4 wines tasted. 

Derwent Estate Vineyard: Wine Tasting

Simply one of the best producers of wines in Tasmania, it has flown under the radar for some time now. When you have a limestone soil structure though, it isn’t going to be a secret for long. Especially if you name your top wine - Calcaire (Fr. meaning Limestone). One of the consistently best chardonnays that comes out of Tasmania. Up to 4 wines tasted. 

Shene Estate Distillery: Gin Tasting 

199 years of heritage is simply something that can’t be made, it has to be endured. Would that these walls could whisper, what do you think they would say? That might be why their gin is called Poltergeist. Let’s see if there are some ghosts there or not. Up to 3 products tasted (Roadside stall only this tour)

Pooleys Wines: Wine Tasting 

Belmont House Tasting Room. The Pooley family is Tasmania’s only 3rd generation family wine business, consistently winning major awards and trophies for their entire range, with their tasting room being located on the hill where all the stone for Richmond was quarried from, and I personally had a hand in planting some of the current Butchers Hill Vineyard. Their Margaret Pooley Tribute Riesling is a standout of the Estate. Up to 4 wines tasted. 

Institut Polaire Wine Bar & Gin Distillery: Wine Tasting, Textures of Gin or Tailored Cocktail

The bar / wine tasting room complex brainchild of 2 people that can only be described as pushing an avant garde style of minimal complexity, they produce wine, gin, bottled cocktails, bitters and who knows what’s coming next? With this as a primer, they have designed a unique cocktail for you to enjoy using their gin. Expect uniqueness - run if you see fireworks. Up to 1 cocktail & gin tasted.


What a blast and a perfect way to end the week with a boozy trip that stimulated all the senses. Those textures of gin at the end!! Woww is all i can say!! Angelina December 2018

Tour Inclusions: Air-conditioned luxury vehicle, complimentary Tasmanian stillwater, wine tastings, hotel & accommodation pickup & drop off, Tasmanian Sommelier Challenge + local experienced guide

Tour Notes: This tour has a low level of physical difficulty / offered in English only / There is wheelchair transportation access available (please contact directly to organise) / non-private tour / no health restrictions

Tour Departs: We depart from Brook Street Pier on Hobart’s waterfront, unless hotel pick up has been arranged prior to the tour date.


(Teenagers 15yrs - 17yrs are welcome on the tour, but can not participate in any alcoholic experiences & must be accompanied by a paying Adult)