The Wine Edit
Rolling vineyards, peaceful rivers and clear blue skies. Just another fine winter’s day in Tassie. You can grab a glass of delicious Tasmanian wine at the pub in the evening, but why not seize the sunshine and go straight to the source for a day in the vines? Check out three Tasmanian wine growing regions worth a visit, all with a Nightcap Hotel nearby so you have a comfy room to stay in every night.
The Cradle Coast is famous for its National Park, Cradle Mountain & Lake St Clair. But trust us to find wine anywhere we go. There are cute little towns scattered around the area and a handful of tasty wineries to visit while you’re in there (call ahead before you go; they’re smaller wineries so trading hours vary). After visiting the national park and popping into a winery or two, call it a day with dinner at the Bistro at Gateway Hotel in the heart of Devonport and a stay with Nightcap Plus hotels.
Conveniently located just outside of Launceston, the Tamar Valley may be Tasmania’s most well-known wine growing region. While Pinot Noir is the star of the show, Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauv Blanc and Pinot Gris shine bright for all to taste. Some of our favourite cellar doors to visit are Josef Chromy, Tamar Ridge and Dalrymple. And there’s Jansz for some fab bubbles, of course! Nightcap at Riverside Hotel is just outside Launceston city center, ready to welcome you for a hearty pub meal and stay in modern accommodation.
Base yourself at Nightcap at Carlyle Hotel in the Hobart suburb of Derwent Park and you’ll have easy access to your choice of Tassie wine regions. Head south to the Huon Valley for the vino and some delicious cider at Willie Smiths Apple Shed. To the Northwest lies the Derwent Valley with wineries sitting along the river. And to the east you’ll find the Coal River Valley. A city surrounded by wine: Heaven? No, it’s pronounced Hobart.