Our produce is sourced from fertile soil, and nurtured by our cool climate. Tasmania’s gorgeous landscapes and backdrops serve as inspiration, providing a boost of creativity into our food and wine culture.
In a 3-part series, Innkeepers will reveal Tasmania’s finest food, beverages, and uncover where you can buy delicious, fresh produce while showcasing the finest products our state has to offer.
The fact that Tasmania offers unique food and wine experiences is no longer our island’s secret.
We are overjoyed that this fact has been further established, with news that Tourism Australia has chosen the city of Hobart to host their uniquely Australian dinner at the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA).
The elite, high powered dinner will involve over 80 of the most influential food and wine figures from across the globe. The guest list includes celebrity chefs and respected food, wine and travel writers from the world’s of cooking, food and media. The event will take place on Friday 14th November, and will thrust Tasmania into the international spotlight.
While the dinner is invite only, we’ve decided to let you in on a few of our favourite island secrets, so that you too can appreciate the finest our state has to offer.
Tasmania boasts a national and international reputation as one of the leading producers of premium Australian wines, beer, and spirits.
Our cool climate serves as an advantage when growing grapes- the mild temperatures over spring and summer, coupled with warm autumn days, allows them to ripen to perfection.
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Josef Chromy Wines is nestled at the base of the vineyard at Relbia, a short 10 minute drive south of Launceston. Josef himself has an incredible life story, escaping from his war-torn Czech village in 1950 at the tender age of 19, before immigrating to Australia. Read more about Joe’s story here.
Josef has won several awards, indicative of his incredible contributions to the Tasmanian wine industry. Explore the vineyard, and try their finest selections at their Cellar Door, including Pepic, Josef Chromy, and Zdar.
Seeking a country retreat? Based in the heart of the Huon Valley, Home Hill Wines is a boutique Tasmanian vineyard, winery, and restaurant. Home Hill specialises in Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sylvaner, Sparkling Cuvee, and a Late Harvest Sticky wine.
Try their award-winning selections, while taking in the picturesque views of grape vines, rolling hills, and Mt Wellington.
When it comes to beer, the state’s two main producers are Cascade, and James Boag’s. If you’re in Hobart, we recommend visiting Cascade, Australia’s oldest brewery. Stroll through the three acres of stunning heritage gardens, enjoy a tour, or sample the delicious range of ciders and beers at the bar.
Based in Launceston, James Boag’s Brewery pride themselves on using only the finest hops and barley, and crisp Tasmanian water, to produce their exceptional range of beers. Each bottle is made to represent the purity and wonder of their island home.
Prefer cider over beer? Tasmania’s reputation as the ‘apple isle’ does not disappoint.
If you’re seeking craft ciders, look no further than Willie Smith’s. Located in the glorious Huon Valley, Willie Smith’s is Australia’s first organic Cidery. Focussed on sustainability, Willie Smith’s takes a holistic approach to creating their renowned ciders, producing and hand-picking the apples used for their famous beverages. The result? Organic ciders absolutely bursting with character and flavour.
Visit their cellar door, breathe in the crisp scent of apple blossoms, and experience it for yourself.
Fond of a tipple? Based in Hobart, Lark Distillery produces a delectable single malt whisky. Named ‘Australian Distiller of the Year’ and ‘Best Australian Whisky’, Lark is renowned for their spirits. Pure Tasmanian ingredients are sourced to craft their whiskies, which are created in small batches, hand-bottled, and distributed worldwide.
Also notable is McHenry & Son’s Distillery. Nestled on Mount Arthur in the Tasman Peninsula, it is Australia’s southern-most whisky distillery. Its location is abundant with pure spring water, and is the key ingredient for the heart of the spirit. The distillery currently specialises in three products: Puer Vodka- a triple distilled vodka; Three Capes- a 10 year old single malt whisky, and McHenry Classic Dry Gin- a double distilled London Gin.
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