Tour of Tasmania

Part 1 – Coal River Valley Head West from Hobart towards the historic town of Richmond and you will find a large number of quality wineries spaced quite closely together. Each has something different to offer the wine tourist or casual visitor and there is probably too much to do all in the one day,…

Stone and Wood

Just before you arrive in Richmond on the drive East from Hobart, you will find the Pooley cellar door and if you like Pinot Noir it is worth a visit. Multiple tasting options are available for different prices (refundable as usual on purchases) and the cellar door staff were more than willing to tailor the…

September Summary

For the Walkabout Crew, September often represents our favourite time of the year – new vintages have been bottled and a significant proportion start being released for tasting and purchase, the vines are starting to show new growth and the weather has warmed up so winery cellar doors start to offer longer opening hours (some…

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,…