Tasmania’s boutique, yet burgeoning wine sector boasts four distinct wine touring routes:
New: Varietal Wine Trails - create your own trail to visit producers of your favourite wine varieties and styles and the Tasmanian Seafood Trail - a match made in heaven!
Download a copy of our latest edition of Tasmania's Wine Trails brochure, by clicking here.
All wine trails are within easy reach of major centres or en route to some of Tasmania’s icon attractions. Within these trails are seven wine growing areas, all of which offer a diverse and sophisticated range of wine styles. These wines are available from an equally diverse array of cellar doors – from ultra modern cellar door restaurants to quaint cottages, heritage stables to converted back sheds! Each vineyard has its own special charm and character and as we know, wine never tastes better than when you sample it direct from the cellar door! Take your time to explore the varied wines of the Tamar Valley, located north of Launceston along both sides of the Tamar River and east to Pipers River; the Derwent, Coal River and Huon Valleys, an easy drive from Hobart; or en route to Cradle Mountain in the north-west or Freycinet and Wineglass Bay on the sunny east coast.
As you will see, you can tour the Tasmanian Wine Trails easily by car or on a guided tour. There are a number of tour companies that will guide you on a half or full day tour. You may prefer to take a guided chauffuer driven wine tour - where tasting isn't impaired by the need to drive. Click here to find out more...
Wine Tasmania encourages the responsible consumption of alcohol and recommends the following:
- don't drink on an empty stomach;
- drink plenty of water;
- use spittoons; and
- if you plan to drive - choose a designated driver or take a guided wine route tour.
Want to find out more about Southern Tasmania's wines? Click here to view the video In Pursuit of Pinot Noir - Southern Tasmania with Nick Stock.