There are so many wonderful vineyards and distilleries in the picturesque north of Tasmania – award-winning cool climate vineyards in Tamar Valley, Pipers Brook wine region produces elegant Pinot Noir and ethereal sparkling.
At Your Door Step – Tamar Valley Wine Region :
Velo Wines (3mins away)
A great little family vineyard around the corner, perfect place for lunch at the Timbre Kitchen, or dinner on Fri or Sat. Great food & people. Tamar Ridge (9 mins away) – They offer a three-hour wine, spirit + culinary tour with Turner Stillhouse & Tamar Ridge Wines. Includes distillery tour, gin tastings and guided wine-tasting followed by seasonal tapas lunch by Hubert & Dan, we think it is a great way to soak up the views of the Tamar River.
Tamar Ridge (9 mins away)
They offer a three-hour wine, spirit + culinary tour with Turner Stillhouse & Tamar Ridge Wines. Includes distillery tour, gin tastings and guided wine-tasting followed by seasonal tapas lunch by Hubert & Dan, we think it is a great way to soak up the views of the Tamar River.
Stoney Rise (17 mins away)
The designer tasting room perched beautifully on the hill. The elegant, yet relaxed interior combined with an open outdoor fireplace and vast lawn makes it the perfect place to sit and enjoy good company. You will appreciate their extensive drinks List offering wine from other producers with a snack menu.
Venture Further Out – Pipers Brook Wine Region (abt 40-50 mins away)
Any serious wine lovers shouldn’t miss this one, located in the heart of the Pipers Brook wine region in Northern Tasmania, it is family-owned and operated. Very distinctive & expressive wines of texture and length because of the low yielding, high density planted vines. Their wines are the best in the region in our opinion. Bookings recommended via email or phone.
Very serious about their Pinot, Dalrymple offers tasting at their quaint tasting room in Pipers River. You can book their 40 mins tour guided by one of their Wine Ambassadors or Winemakers as they take you through a tasting of their Single Sites Dalrymple wines.
Pipers Brook Vineyard
Non-pretentious Tassie wines, with their pipers brook estate being the top of the range for more serioius drinkers, you can’t beat the value the easy-drinking 9th islands brand. You can do a self-guided tastings before deciding on the dine-in bottle at Nadines Cafe with its menu of fresh Tasmanian produce.
Other Nearby Wineries to Try:
Josef Chromy Vineyard (20 mins aways)
A fabulous place to enjoy lunch accompanied by its Tasmanian wines, all while soaking in the incredible views.
Sparkling Aficionados Look No Further:
House of Arras
Best sparkling in Tassie, tasting/masterclass available by booking.
Picnic in the vineyard/masterclass with winemaker /tasting with cheese plater available
Northern Tasmania in Gourmet Traveller WINE’s 2022 Best Cellar Door Awards.
For the non-wine lovers:
James Boag Brewery
With three bars, a fabulous beer garden, and two levels of James Boag history of 160 years and memorabilia; the James Boag Brewery Bar offers the flexibility to have lunch with family and friends, experience some of Launceston’s unique local events, or just soak up a sunny day with a cold beer.
Launceston Distillery -
Based in the historical site of Hangar 17, the oldest Tasmanian Aviation building where the commercial aviation in Tasmania started. It is a great place to learn more about the fascinating aviation history in this island and how to their handmade single malt whisky was made with all locally sourced ingredients (even machineries) , The best part is you could do while sipping the finest single malt whisky this town has to offer and meet the famous distillery dog Angus - a super cute West Highland White Terrier.