Tasmania is a cool-climate wine bonanza – so why not turn your vacation into a more appreciative wine-cation?
Your crawl starts at the 61-hectare vineyard at Josef Chrómy Wines. Book into their Art of Sparkling Experience where you can learn how their signature Sparkling is made and get hands on experience adding liquor to your own batch to take home with you.
Heading north, hop over to Tamar Ridge Winery for vino with a view. Park yourself on the lawn and taste your way through sauvignon blanc, pinot gris and riesling. You can order a seasonal platter from local catering company Hubert & Dan that’s loaded with local and housemade cheeses, salmon and charcuterie to enjoy while you imbibe.
Next stop is Moores Hill Estate, Tasmania’s first 100 percent solar-powered winery. With 108 solar panels on the roof, you can feel ethically angelic about snapping up a bottle of their 2017 Vintage. Keep an eye out for their friendly wine dog Otto, who likes to roam the vineyards too.
Finish it off with a drive by Sinapius’s site in Pipers Brook. The smallest grower on the list, this family-run vineyard is known for their estate-grown field blends, including their Clem Blanc and their Esmè Rouge. It’s the perfect digestif to your vino-cation.