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…

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,…

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…

Basalt? Bring it on!

Located next to the A1 (Princes Highway) in Killarney, just before Port Fairy, this little gem of a cellar door seems to have been under-rated by a few professional wine writers (either that or our tastes are just too different…). There is a lot of variety here for a boutique winery and a lot of…