F is for… Frogmore

Also on the road from Hobart to Cambridge sits the picturesque dining room of Frogmore Creek. The views are spectacular from the dining room and the architect has made full use of this with the floor-to-ceiling glass panels. The lunch menu itself is absolutely five star dining, but since this is a winery review, let’s…

E is for… Everyman (and his dog)

Head East from Hobart and take the Richmond exit from the highway and you will find a small piece of road with no less than seven wineries, two cheese factories, a chocolatier, a Peter Rabbit shop (with walkthrough garden), all before you reach the historic town of Richmond which is itself worth the short drive….

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…

Written in the stars

It is quite fitting that near where the University of Tasmania has built a rather enormous radio telescope, a winery has named their wines after stellar constellations. Riversdale Estate is one of seven cellar doors on the road from Cambridge to Richmond, near Hobart, Tasmania, and this one is a real beauty. With French-inspired decorations,…

The Scottish Influence

On weekends (or by appointment) you can visit Craigow Wines in the Coal Valley of Tasmania. Predominantly white wines are made here, but they have a very interesting French style Rose, a very well made Pinot Noir and, of all things, a Sparkling Merlot (not always on taste). What we liked: It is becoming a…

C is for… Coal Valley

Another winery with a remarkable view from the restaurant is Coal Valley Vineyard between Cambridge and Richmond, a short drive from Hobart, Tasmania. A relatively small wine list, consisting of Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir (other varieties such as Temperanillo have been planted but we didn’t see any in bottles as yet) priced…

Ducking the problem

Puddleduck winery near Richmond in Southern Tasmania has a problem that many wineries would love to have. They don’t sell through retail stores and sell out of many of their bottles before the next vintage has been released. Quite a problem to have, for sure and one that means a visit to the cellar door…

B is for… Bangor

Travel down the Tasman Peninsula on the Port Arthur Highway and you will find the Bangor Wine Shed. As with so many wineries in this part of Tasmania, the view from the dining room (also doubles as the cellar door) are quite amazing. What we liked: Although this is quite a small operation, the dining…

A is for Arras… again.

We recently wrote a review for House of Arras sparkling wine. We loved it so much we decided to return for the masterclass offered at Bay of Fires where all the premium House of Arras wines are available to taste before, during and after a tour of the winery… There is so much to love…

1860 to now – history in a bottle.

On a small block within the mammoth operation that is Tahbilk winery, there are some Shiraz vines that were planted in 1860 and are still producing fruit to this day. Finding a bottle of this wine is relatively easy, deciding whether or not to buy a bottle is a much more difficult decision. It is…