This premium wine and gin tasting tour begins with being picked up from your hotel or home by air-conditioned minibus, with door to door round-trip for your convenience. Your driver and wine tour guide will take you to the best wine experiences at 2 Tamar Valley cellar doors and a comprehensive gin tasting at a distillery. This half-day tour stays within 30 minutes travel time from Launceston, so you'll have be able to sample wine, plus still enjoy time to relax, dine or shop before or after.
The first stop is Josef Chromy, where you'll learn about this Tasmanian wine legend. He fled his war-torn Czech village in 1950 to escape Nazi and Soviet occupation, eventually emigrating to Australia. He's been pivotal in developing the Tasmanian food and wine industry, owning or developing famous vineyards such as Jansz, Heemskerk and Tamar Ridge. With 61 hectares of vines, Josef Chromy Wines produces Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc.
Next, it's time for something to eat. Indulge in a generous lunch, accompanied by a glass of wine (of course!) at one of Tamar Valley's premier venues, such as Rosevears Hotel overlooking the scenic Tamar river. The location can vary depending on availability, but wherever you stop, expect a mouthwatering meal.
Following lunch, sample more premium wines with a tasting at the Tamar Ridge cellar door. Here art and science combine to create the perfect Pinot Noir, showcasing a mastering of a nuanced and truly extraordinary grape variety. While Pinot Noirs are the focus, the cellar door also offers other cool-climate wines such as Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris, plus a crisp sparkling made with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
The grand finale of the day is a tasting of the full range of pure Tasmanian Three Cuts gins at the award-winning Turner Stillhouse. Learn about the visionary success of the gin distillery's founder and distiller with an informative presentation. Discover how this fine spirit is distilled from a premium grape base, pure Tasmanian water and a unique blend of Tasmanian grown and internationally sourced botanicals. Finish with a tasting to see each of these factors in play in real life.