Southern Tasmania’s wineries are mostly within short drives that radiate out from Hobart.
To the south lies the stunning Huon Valley and D’entrecasteaux Channel, with Bruny Island breaking the sea’s onslaught. Once best known for its apple orchards (which are still grown in the area), the Huon Valley is now also home to beautiful vineyards and gorgeous cellar doors.
Drive about half an hour north west of Hobart to explore the picturesque Derwent Valley, with its oast houses heralding the area’s hop growing heritage. The historic town of New Norfolk lies at the Derwent Valley’s heart and is an ideal place to stop when exploring local wineries. The area’s history forms part of the Tasmanian Convict Trail.
Just a short 15-minute drive to the north east of Hobart, you will discover a range of vineyards along the Coal River Valley wine route. Visit the charming Georgian village of Richmond along the way, with its historic sandstone bridge, dated 1823 and former convict gaol. For those exploring the Tasmanian Convict Trail, Richmond is a key destination in your route.
If you continue your journey further east of Hobart you will soon arrive at the southern end of the beautiful east coast. This part of Tasmania enjoys abundant sunshine and coastal vistas and you can stop for winery visits while also learning of the area’s significance in Tasmania’s convict trail, which includes the former penal colony of Port Arthur.
Wine Tasmania publishes a Tasmanian Wine Touring route booklet annually,
which can be downloaded directly from its website: Wine Tasmania’s touring routes
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