Drink Tasmania Up! Taste over 30 drinks plus cheese!
- Duration: 7 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Hobart, Tasmania
- Product code: DDV2022
"Love the variety"
"That was surprising"
"Can I have a little bit more of the..."
These are just some of the comments from our guests as together we enjoy a day indulging your senses, primarily via lovely glassware.
Tour in a nutshell:
Five beautiful venues with all drinks included
Sparkling, Reds, Whites, Whisky, Gin, Rum, Brandy, Liqueurs, Cider and more
New Norfolk and Richmond - the best of Tasmania's small towns
Coffee and country town high street stroll to first tasting
Cheese platter w/ soft and hard Tassie cheese light lunch included
Expert commentary, informative, engaging - increase your knowledge and appreciation
Safe and comfortable transport, small group focus
Insurances, permits, accreditations
Explore with a local who is energised by guests having a good time
Contact us for private and custom bookings, different dates.
Completely relax as you taste over 30 "adult" drinks, driven in safety and comfort through beautiful Tasmanian countryside taking in both the Derwent and Coal Valleys, New Norfolk and Richmond.
It's an easy going tasting tour yet also sophisticated, with something for everyone, and designed to be balanced, unhurried, stimulating, informative and lots of fun. By the end of the tour, you will be "happy" and feeling great, but not overly - hydration throughout the day of course.
A highlight of the day, beyond just the drinks, are the people we meet along the way: The Owners, the Makers, passionate locals, real Taswegians - you will have many enjoyable encounters. New Norfolk, Richmond, the Derwent River and beautiful countryside we pass through all bubble up to give visitors and locals alike a real sense of place, history and stewardship - good things come from good places via good people. You can taste that on this tour as well.
We start with a coffee and a stroll in New Norfolk on our way to New Norfolk Distillery's tasting room. This is Tasmania's only dedicated Rum Distillery, with the Rum, Gin and other "Rebellious Spirits" sure to get the party in your mouth started.
Diversity, blending and mixing, neat or sweet - your preferences and drinks knowledge will be challenged and expanded right off the bat.
Our next two visits take us to Stefano Lubiana followed by Derwent Estate for exemplary cool climate wines that showcase the complexity and delicateness of Tasmanian Wines. Even though they are next door to each other, their soil is quite different and so are their wines. Sparkling, Whites and Reds are all showcased at two of Tasmania's finest Cellar Doors, giving you real insight into the quality Tasmania is impressing the world with.
At Derwent Estate Winery, cozy by the fire or basking in the sunshine on the deck overlooking the Derwent River, a light lunch comes in the form of a cheese plater which goes deliciously well with the flight of ten wines.
Crossing over the river, our next venue is Charles Reuben Estate on the doorstep of the Coal Valley and 10 minutes from Richmond. Talk about a busy Family enterprise, Jens and Louise make award winning wines, distil fruit brandy, blend and mix ready to drink cocktails for tasting and sales, as well as harvest and distil lavender, bottle honey from their bees - with notes of lavender, and also operate a 2 BDRM cottage for holidaymakers in the vineyard. A cute tasting room in the shed where all of the distilling, stomping and bottling happens is as close to the source of drink making as you can get. You will find some real nice surprises here with the tastings, a wonderful place to get curious and enjoy a completely unpretentious tasting experience. You will most definitely have some wow! tastings here as well, and by now you will be thinking about extra luggage or postage.
Richmond is a gorgeous little village brimming with ye old world charm, and time permitting we will stroll through the town square to visit the bakery for a sweet slice or a scallop pie, or perhaps some more tastings in the tasting house. Did someone say Whisky? If Tasmanian Whisky is on your tasting list then you will not miss out, and here you can efficiently taste from a great selection of Tassie Distillers and also purchase at Tasmanian best rates just incase the calling is there for you. As a gift or a treat, a bottle of Tasmanian Whisky is a great investment.
Passing over the oldest bridge in Australia still being used, we drive through the scenic Coal Valley back to Hobart for one final tasting before our AMAZING TASTING TOUR cometh to an end. IPA, XPA, Porters, Stout, Ales, Ciders, Ginger Beer - on the edge of the city is T Bone Brewery, a leading microbrewery in the dynamic local brewing scene and on the cusp of expanding production ten-fold. They must be doing something right. We finish with some bar snacks by the big stainless steel tanks, enjoying our tasting paddles and reminisce about how much fun we have had, and how many styles we connected with this day - a brilliant day most worthy to include in any holiday or getaway.
OR...if Cider is your pick, across the road from T Bone is an Urban Cidery in a converted warehouse that will delight your palate and give a final insiders perspective on how a passionate maker turns fruit, water and microbial goodies into delicious craft drinks. Simple Cider is Hip and Funky, and artfully connecting with the community, a tour, tastings and relaxing in the Cider Garden is also a top finish to our day together.
So last stop is Brewery or Cidery.
We bid farewell from where we picked you up, or wherever you would like to be dropped off.
Derwent Estate Winery, https://www.derwentestate.com.au/
New Norfolk Distillery, https://www.newnorfolkdistillery.com/
Two Meter Tall Farmhouse Ale & Cider, https://2mt.com.au/
Lawrenny Estate Distillery https://www.lawrenny.com/
Plenty Cider https://www.plentycider.com.au/
Welcome Swallow Brewery https://www.welcomeswallow.com.au/
Derwent Distillery https://derwentdistillery.com.au/
Stefano Lubiana Winery https://www.slw.com.au/
Charles Reuben Estate https://charlesreuben.com.au/
Pooley Wines https://www.pooleywines.com.au/
T Bone Brewing Co https://www.tbonebrewing.com.au/
Last Rites Brewing Co https://www.lastritesbrewing.com.au/
Simple Cider https://simplecider.com.au/http://
A little bit more helpful information.
This full day tour is best shared with your partner or a small group of friends, but single travelers and explorers are also very welcome (as long as minimum numbers are met for the selected day)
Each tasting represents science, passion, risk and is accompanied with story, spread along a beautiful stretch of the Derwent River and through the Coal Valley. As warming and inviting as the tastings are, the emphasis of this tour is perhaps even more so on the environment and the sum of the parts, rather than just on the end product you will be tasting, smelling, savouring.
The land, the changing seasons, the river, the effort and the results all add up to a wonderful day that is as delicious as it is relaxing.
- Generous tastings at a minimum of four venues, led by venue Owners, the Makers or their friendly and knowledgeable staff. An abundance of quality information and authenticity.
- Transport in our spacious Renault Master Bus with climate control, large windows, reclining seats.
- Bottle purchases on the day to take home, or freight forwarding arranged.
- Guiding that is matched to the group with the right amount of story and local information.
- Optional mid-morning coffee
- Cheese platter for a light lunch
This is a 7-8 hour fully guided tour with numerous expenses included, dispersed amongst many small businesses. We trust that this represents good value to you.
Please contact us direct for private tours, custom itineraries and preferred dates.
Capacity and Flexibility
We do have a minimum of 4 people for this tour to go ahead. Although, it is not so much the number of people, but the price point to make it viable. If you like this tour and its showing available on the day/s you want then please contact me for a custom quote for fewer than 4.
Pick up and communication
We can pick you up from anywhere in Hobart city - and we can recommend some good places to meet as well, especially if you require all day parking. If you require a pick up outside of the city then we can discuss that particular arrangement and hopefully be able to assist.
Our service is quite personalised and we can accommodate most requests including residential group pick up.
This tour is perfect for locals and visitors alike. Minimum age is 18 to be able taste. Comfortable shoes are recommended, but for people with restricted mobility hardly any walking at all is required to go from seat to seat to seat, so the tour can still be enjoyed.
We are a small family business supporting other small businesses by connecting happy people with them - locals and visitors alike. We specialise in small group tours around Southern Tasmania with a particular focus on the Derwent Valley.