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Northern Tasmania

While Tasmania produces less than 1% of all of Australia’s wine, the cool-climate island state is a heavy hitter when it comes to both premium wines and cellar door experiences. Small-scale operations mean that it will often be the grape grower, winemaker or viticulturist who greets you for your tasting. While such personal attention is delightful, the boutique nature of many businesses means they are only open a few days a week – and sometimes closed throughout winter. It always pays to call ahead.

Josef Chromy Wines

STAR CELLAR DOOR & Best Tasting Experience

(03) 6335 8700
josefchromy.com.au

Located in Relbia, just down the road from Launceston Airport, this is the perfect last stop before flying home. It’s the brainchild of a pioneer of the Tasmanian wine industry.

With vineyard views, lovely lakeside gardens and gazebos in which to relax, you’ll probably want to stick around after your tasting with staff who are uniformly informed and enthused.

Visitors can book a ‘Go Behind the Label’ winery tour, tasting and lunch (also the Tasmania’s Best Tasting Experience), or just settle in for a lazy lunch in the relaxed surrounds. Chief winemaker Jeremy Dineen, who has been on hand since day one, produces a wide range of sparkling and table wines.

The menu focuses on Tasmanian produce (pinot-poached beetroots with Tongola goat cheese, Tasmanian wallaby tartare, and 20-hour cooked Scottsdale pork shoulder). WINSOR DOBBIN

OUTSTANDING WINE: 2018 Josef Chromy Chardonnay, A$39

Jansz
BEST LARGE CELLAR DOOR

(03) 6382 7066
jansz.com.au

Sinapius
BEST SMALL CELLAR DOOR

0418 998 665
sinapius.com.au

Velo Wines – Timbre Kitchen
CELLAR DOOR WITH BEST FOOD

(03) 6330 1582
velowines.com.au

Milton
Best Additional Cellar Door Experience (Back vintages, gardens & views)

(03) 6257 8298
miltonvineyard.com.au