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…

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…

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,…

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…