Tastes & Wines Tour
Internationally acclaimed and highly sought after, Tasmanian wines are worthy of investigation. Our cool climate and long summer days encourages growth of Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Noir of the highest standard. Tasmania is the perfect location for sparkling wine and the results have made the French envious. Our tour explores a range of wines as we knock on the doors of some fascinating vineyards. Each vineyard has its own unique style and simply visiting them is an interesting experience in itself.
Winner of multiple awards. Our first stop includes wines from the labels of Frogmore Creek, Forty Two Degrees South, Storm Bay and Meadowbank Estate. Frogmore Creek features a beautiful restaurant, gift shop, the history of Tasmanian wine in art, and breathtaking views across the vineyards to Barilla Bay. Wine highlights include Frogmore Creek Evermore Cuvee sparkling and 42⁰ South Pinot Noir.
Winner of the 2012 Tasmanian Tourism Vineyard of the Year.Puddleduck features a range of beautifully handcrafted wines grown and made on site by the dynamic husband and wife duo, Darren and Jackie Brown. Puddleduck cellar door has a wonderfully relaxed tasting area overlooking there ‘duck pond’ and a wide range of duck related gifts. Platters of locally made cheese are an option to enjoy with their beautiful wines. Wine highlights include Bubbleduck and Muddleduck sparkling wines and two Puddleduck Pinot Noirs.
Winner of the Best Riesling at Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2016, Winner of Best Small Cellar Door & Best Wine Tasting Experience in Southern Tasmania by Gourmet Traveller Wine magazine 2014 & 2015. The next vineyard we visit on our tour is Pooley Wines, located at Belmont House on the outskirts of the historic convict built town of Richmond. Pooley Wines are made by Matt and Anna Pooley, both award winning wine makers and third generation Pooley family members to be involved in this very successful enterprise. Wine highlights include a series of Riesling wines and several single site Pinot Noirs.
RICHMOND HISTORIC VILLAGE
While in Richmond we can visit the historic Richmond Bridge built in 1823, have a scallop pie at Richmond bakery and shop for handcrafted Tasmanian gifts if time permits.
Owned by sixth generation farmers, Riversdale Estate features a gentle undulating vista of sheltered bays and farm lands. The estate location and soil type provides an excellent environment to produce outstanding quality wines. It also boasts a beautifully furnished french bistro and high tea rooms plus a quirky Peter Rabbit garden for the kids. It all adds up to a truly peaceful and unique experience in one of Tasmania's award winning vineyards.