The Huon and Coal Valley’s are situated south east of Hobart and are well known for their extensive apple orchards. Scattered amongst the rolling hills are boutique wineries and fresh food providores. We make a visit many of these along with a traditional boat building factory to see the old practice of shaping the local Huon Pine. Enjoy lunch and a visit to Willie Smiths Cider House.
Departing your city hotel, we travel around the historic birthplace of this fascinating city – Salamanca Place, Constitution Dock and Battery Point before making our way east across the Tasman Bridge and then south to Dunalley, the gateway to the Forestier and Tasman Peninsulas. Here Able Tasman’s 1642 expedition first set foot on this land, the first known Europeans to do so.
Heading out of the city we make our way to the vineyards of the Coal River Valley. Situated between Cambridge and the Historic village of Richmond, the Coal River Valley is acclaimed for the quality of their cool-climate wines. Pinot noir, chardonnay, reisling and sauvignon blanc are the classic wines of this region and today we will sample the pick of the bunch.
At the Hobart Gas Works we will have the opportunity to taste wines from all over Tasmania including the Tamar Valley. We then move onto other wineries in the region including Pooley. Lunch today is at Meadowbank Estate, right in the heart of the Coal Valley. Our 2 course lunch is accompanied by their finest wines. Afterwards we move onto the famous Puddleduck Vineyard to sample their wines accompanied by a local cheese platter.
Rejoining the vehicle we make our way back to Hobart via the historic town of Richmond. Enjoy a coffee at one of the wonderful cafes before arriving back at your hotel.