D is for… Devil’s Corner

Drive for about 2 hours from either Hobart or Launceston and you will find a few cellar doors in what otherwise seems like the middle of nowhere. Devil’s corner is one of the more popular destinations.

What we liked: The first thing to impress us about this winery was the view. Many Tasmanian wineries we have seen on this walkabout have made the most of spectacular views but Devil’s Corner is at another level entirely. The range of wines produced is quite standard for Tasmanian vineyards, but the volume produced here is larger than many and the price is pleasantly less than for the same variety at other locations. The wines themselves are up there with the better ones produced in the state (which is itself already a high bar).

What we weren’t so keen on: The food offerings are quaint: two food-truck style fixtures outside the cellar door, one offering seafood and the other wood-fired pizzas. Both were, make no mistake, excellent, but the fact that it was all outdoors did put us at the mercy of the elements somewhat (and being Tasmania, wind and rain are to be expected).

Our verdict: For Riesling and Chardonnay, this winery is going to be hard to beat in terms of quality to price. The NV Cuvee is also one of our favourite Tasmanian NV Sparkling wines (also a big call).