Tasmanian Wine Tours – Explore the Tasmanian Wineries
The wine regions of Tasmania are elegant and unique. The cool climate is said to be similar to that of European wine regions - mild summers and long autumn days. There are nearly 200 Tasmanian wineries in total and they are generally known for their Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc, but this does differ per winery and per region.
When taking Tasmanian wine tours, Hobart wine tours or exploring these wine regions yourself, there are four main areas to choose from. The North West Wine Route, the Tamar Valley, the East Coast Wine Route, the Southern Wine Route and the Huon Valley. Each of these regions are popular for their individuality and charm.
Knowing the North West
Known for their beautiful landscapes, the North West Wine Route offers the very best in local produce, particularly the cheeses, so be prepared to eat, drink and be merry whilst on these Tasmanian wine tours.
Fabulous in sun or in snow the North West offers lakes, national parks, spas and seaside villages, but also more unique attractions like The Wonder Of Wynyard – the biggest collection of restored Fords in Australia, The Sheffield Murals, Cradle Mountain and Bass Straight.
Toasting in the Tamar Valley
The grandpa of Tasmanian wine regions, the Tamar Valley boasts over 20 cellar doors to visit and sample from, especially their Riesling, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc, which they are particularly known for. The Tamar Valley Wine Route begins in Launceston and continues for 58 kms to Rowella, east to Pipers River and south to Relbia.
The Tasmanian wineries you’ll find along the way vary from rustic all the way through to the highly sophisticated which means all different personalities can blend in somewhere. You will also experience some of the many nationally recognised cafes and restaurants on your travels and Tasmanian wine tours, which are sure to tantalise your taste buds.
The Tamar Valley offers a number of unique attractions, events and activities for you while in the area. They have a beautiful lavender estate to visit, The Design Centre (museum of wood design), river cruises, The Mining and Heritage Centre or even get up top on the Hollybank Treetop Adventure.
Parading on the East Coast
The East Coast is another great location if you’re after a Hobart wine tour, as it is located only 2 hours away. It’s also just 2 hours from Launceston, which makes it just as accessible from there too. The East Coast is a relaxing, coastal area, full of lovely seaside towns and aquatic adventures.
You will be delighted by the fine food and wine and find slightly more boutique cellar doors here than in the other Tasmanian wineries and regions. Make sure you visit the Cape Tourville lighthouse and catch the amazing evening penguin parade on the beach while you’re there.
Sippin’ down the Southern Wine Route
The Southern Wine Route surrounds Hobart, the capital city of Tasmania and offers many of the attractions you would expect from a capital city, just on a smaller scale and with less hustle and bustle. There is a colonial feel to this area, mixed with a slight contemporary touch, and it really is a great wine area for experiencing a range of Tasmanian wineries. It is also the closest area for Hobart wine tours.
Things to see on the Southern Wine Route are; MONA the museum of old and new art which occupies a massive 6000 square metres, the Tahune Airwalk, waterway cruises and outdoor markets. You can also take a tour of the beautiful and historic Pt Arthur and visit the grandiose Mt Wellington.
Harvest in the Huon Valley
Some of the towns in the Huon Valley are included in the Southern Wine Route, but due to its popularity, we think it’s worth mentioning separately.
An ideal location for a Hobart wine tour, the Huon Valley wine region is best known for its wineries, fruit and seafood and also the art galleries, studios and craftspeople. If you enjoy the arts and crafts, the Huon Valley has the Cygnet Art Trail you can follow to really get a taste of everything or perhaps a visit to the Wooden Boat Centre to see some amazing craftsmanship.
If adventure is more your thing, there is white water jet boating, hang gliding, fly fishing and forest canopy walks to keep your adrenalin pumping, or you can spend a day following the Huon Food Trail and taking in some Tasmanian wineries.
The Huon Valley wine region is one of the four areas that make up the Huon Trail, a beautiful, delicious and diverse group of areas that are all well worth visiting, especially when you’re on a Tasmanian wine tour.
All of these areas and Tasmanian wine tours offer a unique experience, it’s just a matter of choosing which one. All of the Tasmanian wineries and wine regions participate and host annual events and festivals so don’t forget to check what’s on before booking. Relax and revive in the incredibly beautiful surrounds of the Tasmanian wine regions or on Hobart wine tours.
Check below for Tasmanian wine tours operators.
Wine Tours Operators in the Tasmanian Wine Regions
Rolls on Tour
Indulge yourself amongst the vines with the sophistication of a Rolls Royce....
At most 4 people, Departing from Hobart CBD & some Regional