Aimee O'Keefe

10 Best Hobart Wineries and Vineyards | Man of Many

Rustic charm and rolling hills are just 20 minutes from Hobart, this is just one of the reasons you should visit this Hobart winery. This lovely winery produces four labels; Frogmore Creek, Winemakers Reserve, Single Block Series and 42 Degrees South. Enjoy delicious drops against a peaceful, picturesque backdrop.

1. Frogmore Creek

Just like the name suggests, this Hobart winery loves all things ducks, and wine, of course. The family-owned and run Puddleduck Vineyard is nestled in the Coal River Valley and, unsurprisingly, features a pond full of ducks, as well as a quirky gift shop selling all things duck-related. The winery produces premium Tasmanian wines from grapes, not ducks, grown at the vineyard. We suggest coming in March for the annual duck race!

2. Puddleduck Vineyard

One of the best Hobart wineries for the authentic Tasmanian experience, the stunning location of Pooley Wines is as beautiful as the quality of the wines themselves. The cellar door is located next to a traditional sandstone farmhouse in the heart of the Coal Valley River. They offer in-depth tastings, accompanied by cheese boards and woodfired pizza. In terms of the wine on offer, expect cool-climate grape varieties, such as Pinot Noir, Riesling and Chardonnay.

3. Pooley Wines

Moorilla Estate Winery is Tasmania’s example of classic European winemaking. Moorilla is one of the newest wineries, built on one of Tasmania’s oldest vineyards. Therefore, the winery exudes modern touches in everything it does, from the textures, to look and overall experience. We recommend a visit if you like small-batch, cool-climate wines with fruity flavours.

4. Moorilla Winery

With exceptional views of the sprawling Derwent River, Derwent Estate is one of the best Hobart wineries known for producing cool-climate wine grapes. A heritage-listed 1820 limestone cottage is where all the wine-tasting action will take place, the perfect setting for a relaxing day sipping on delicious drops of wine. They also make a banging cider for all those cider lovers out there.

5. Derwent Estate Vineyard

Every Man & His Dog doubles as a vineyard, winery, cellar door, and bed and breakfast accommodation in Tasmania’s beautiful Coal River Valley. This winery is just a stone’s throw from Richmond and a 20-minute drive from Hobart. They offer tours as well as a picnic hamper option so that you can enjoy your wine and cheese amongst the vines.

6. Every Man and His Dog Vineyard

One of the first vineyards established in Southern Tasmania’s Coal River Valley, Craigow Vineyard is also one of the best Hobart wineries to grace the island state. Craig’s wines are grown and crafted to reflect the characteristics of the Coal River Valley, where the growing conditions are similar to the cool-climate wine regions of France. We suggest coming here if you’re looking for the quintessential winery experience.

7. Criagow Vineyard

Set amongst the picturesque foothills of the Derwent River estuary, Stefano Lubiana Wines is known as the most holistic of Hobart’s wineries. Fifth-generation wine-maker Stefano uses low cropping and minimal intervention to ensure environmentally holistic practices. Pair your wine with a delicious array of Italian food and soak in the stunning views!

8. Stefano Lubiana Wines

Fans of Pinot Noir and Riesling would be silly not to visit Pressing Matters winery in Hobart’s Tea Tree. The winery has been producing these wines with a strong focus on perfecting the flavours since it opened in 2006. Premium Tasmanian wines and the location to match- what could be better?

9. Pressing Matters

Hailing from the Barossa Valley, these sixth-generation wine-makers decided to spread their wings in the great southern land. The winery has won several awards, named the best-tasting experience in Southern Tasmania by Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine. The winery is a bit different to traditional wineries, which is why we love it- the winery sits in a transformed ice factory on the edge of Hobart’s CBD.

10. Glaetzer Dixon Family Winemakers

Tasmania is championing genuine cool-climate varietals, unlike many other wine regions in Australia. The term ‘cool-climate’ has become something of a bingo word in wine circles today, but what exactly does it mean, how does it impact the grapes, and what makes Tasmania the go-to region for cool-climate wines in Australia? We spoke to Alain Rousseau of Frogmore Creek for his expert advice.

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