Vineyards nearby - please ring to confirm opening hours

 

Freycinet Vineyard    
The East Coast's premier producer with a flawless track record over 17 vintages.

Street Address
15919 Tasman Highway
Bicheno 7215

7 km south of Coles Bay/Freycinet National Park turn off

Tel: 03 6257 8574
Fax: 03 6257 8454

Cellar door:

May to September 10am – 4:00pm
October to April
10am – 5pm

 

Abalone diver Geoff Bull got things started back in 1980 and there is now more than five hectares of picturesque vineyard, including a higher altitude planting specially for sparkling wine.

The pinot noir and chardonnay have a national reputation and there have been some spectacular cabernets and rieslings too.

Wines made by Claudio Radenti have won many medals at shows. Visitors are able to see the vineyard and winery and buy Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Muller Thurgau and Cabernet Sauvignon at the cellar door. Tea, coffee and pates are also served.

November 2012 - New Vineyard Acquisition
We were recently successful in acquiring a portion of the neighbouring Coombend property from Brown Brothers.
This new acquisition (42 hectares) borders onto our existing Vineyard and extends through to the Tasman Highway from our original property.
Inclusive in the purchase is a 5.75 hectare mature vineyard and a 4.2 hectare olive grove and the original Coombend Tasting Room.
This brings our total vineyard site to 14.75 hectares.
We are absolutely delighted with this purchase as it gives us highway frontage onto the busy Tasman Highway, and provides scope for future generations of the family to expand, should they wish to do so.
We look forward to offering hopefully stunning Freycinet Sauvignon Blanc (and Freycinet Olive Oil) in the near future!
The extended property, as shown from the Tasman Highway.

The vineyard is open to the public for tastings

seven days a week, 364 days a year.


Freycinet winemaker Claudio Radenti

The vineyard overlooks the spectacular Freycinet National Park and this fabulous setting is host every Easter Sunday to a jazz concert in the vineyard, with Freycinet wines and local foods.

Spring Vale Wines    
What is the best pinot noir in Tasmania? Spring Vale must come very close- consistently wonderful wines, full of rich perfumed fruit, silky and seductive.

Street Address
130 Spring Vale Road
Cranbrook 7190

Tel: 03 6257 8208
Mobile: 0417 012 895
Fax: 03 6257 8598

 

The tasting room is one of the most atmospheric in the state, in a converted stable built by convict labour in 1842.

Recently Spring Vale owners Rodney and Lyn Lyne have been making a bit of a stir with some spectacular gewurtztraminer and pinot gris, and the chardonnay's not too dusty either.

A great range of wines and a must-visit on the East coast. Just north of Swansea- open 10am to 5pm every day.
 

Open 10am to 5pm every day.



Rodney Lyne at Spring Vale Vineyard

Apsley Gorge Vineyard - AGV    
Brian Franklin is an abalone diver turned winemaker- he has five hectares of vines and a waterfront winery in a spectacular setting at the Gulch in Bicheno.

Street Address
Rosedale Road
Bicheno 7215

Tel: 03 6375 1221
Fax: 03 6375 1589

 

Apsley Gorge vineyard is approximately 15 kilometres inland from Bicheno on Tasmania's East Coast at the entrance to the Apsley Gorge, and has one of the most stunning locations overlooking The Gulch in Bicheno, where the ocean swirls and crashes onto the rocks. The unique micro climate of this north east facing valley produces distinctive cool climate wines, medal winning chardonnay and pinot. These wines are aged in French oak.

Apsley Gorge Vineyard’s first vintage was produced in 1993, the wine maker was Andrew Hood who continued to make the wines until 1998. The owner Brian Franklin took over the wine making in 1999.

Apsley Gorge Vineyard itself is not open to the public. It has a uniquely located cellar door facility at the Bicheno Winery at "The Gulch" in Bicheno.

 Here you can indulge in more than wine tasting, we have freshly cooked crayfish and local oysters, freshly baked baguettes and gourmet coffee,
Open 10am to 5pm daily.


Sylvain Delabre, visiting french wine maker with
Brian Franklin at Apsley Gorge

 

All to be enjoyed whilst overlooking the spectacular coastal and ocean view. There will also be available a range of products from our local smokehouse and small goods butcher.


Devil's Corner Cellar Door & LookoutThe Hazards Vineyard

 

Grown in the cool, southern latitudes of Tasmania, Devil’s Corner wines are pure, crisp and refreshing, displaying vibrant fruit qualities and great drinkability.

 

Opening Hours

10am to 5pm daily
Closed Christmas Day
Closed Good Friday

Cellar Door:

Phone (03) 6257 8881
Sherbourne Road
Apslawn, Tasmania


Getting There

We are 1 hr and 50 mins from Launceston, 2 hrs from Hobart and 15 kms south of Bicheno.

The Hazards Vineyard is situated half way between Swansea and Bicheno on Tasmania’s spectacular east coast. Tasmania sits in the path of the “Roaring Forties” whose strong westerly winds generally drive the state’s weather patterns. Being on the east coast The Hazards Vineyard is largely sheltered from these influences and benefits from a drier and more moderate climate than other parts of the island. Rainfall depends on easterly weather patterns generated by low pressure systems off the coast which can produce large falls from time to time.

Varieties:

Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Savagnin.

 

   
Gala Estate    

Opening Hours

We are opened daily from 10 - 4 pm , September through May. Come and join us, taste our beautiful wines, kick back in the sun with a glass of Pinot Gris and a bowl of local olives or even better still, a Tasmanian Ploughman’s Lunch.

Located at Cranbrook

We are in the centre of Cranbrook settlement which is 10 minutes north of Swansea, 20 minutes south of Bicheno and 30 minutes from Freycinet National Park.


Telephone:

0408 681 014 / 03 6257 8641

Cellar Door:

14891 Tasman Highway,

Cranbrook Tasmania 7190


 

 

The Vineyard Site

In 2007 the decision was made to plant a vineyard at Gala and take advantage of Tasmania’s growing reputation as a premium cool climate wine region.

In 2011 Gala Estate produced our first vintage with spectacular results. The 4.3 hectares of productive vineyard yielded around 3 ton / Ha and our cellar door opened in Dec.

In 2012 we have had another successful vintage and now have a wine range which includes a light style “young vine” Pinot Noir, an Estate Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Rose, Pinot Gris, Dry Riesling and a Late Harvest Riesling and a Sparkling to be released in 2014.


Coombend Vineyard  see Freycinet Vineyards above  
Cellar Door

 

 

 

November 2012 - New Vineyard Acquisition
We were recently successful in acquiring a portion of the neighbouring Coombend property from Brown Brothers.
This new acquisition (42 hectares) borders onto our existing Vineyard and extends through to the Tasman Highway from our original property.
Inclusive in the purchase is a 5.75 hectare mature vineyard and a 4.2 hectare olive grove and the original Coombend Tasting Room.
This brings our total vineyard site to 14.75 hectares.
We are absolutely delighted with this purchase as it gives us highway frontage onto the busy Tasman Highway, and provides scope for future generations of the family to expand, should they wish to do so.
We look forward to offering hopefully stunning Freycinet Sauvignon Blanc (and Freycinet Olive Oil) in the near future!
The extended property, as shown from the Tasman Highway.
es, the eldest of which was built in 1840 and later used as a staging post for the east coast mail run.  It is this building which is depicted on the Coombend label to illustrate the property’s heritage.

 

 

Coombend Vineyard

 

Milton Vineyard    
We are located at 42 Degrees South on the dry sunny Freycinet Coast of Tasmania the grapes are grown on free draining red loam liberally sprinkled with dolerite rocks.

Street Address

14635 Tasman Hwy
Cranbrook Tasmania

Tel: 03 6257 8298
Fax: 03 6257 8297

Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir Rosé
Pinot Noir Chardonnay
Riesling
Iced Riesling
Pinot Gris
Gewurztraminer

 


 

The warm summers and modest cropping levels typically found on the Freycinet Coast of Tasmania provided the Dunbabin family with an excellent Pinot Noir, superb Riesling, lively Rosé, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris and a complex and distinguished Sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay. All grown at our Milton Vineyard on Tasmania's East Coast. The vineyard is meticulously maintained and cared for with attention to detail being paramount. The fruit is hand-picked from mid-April and made into wine by award-winning contract winemakers Julian Alcorso, John Schuts, and Greer Carland at Winemaking Tasmania.

Tasmania lends itself to boutique vineyards. Our vineyard has a unique micro-climate that suits the ancient grape Pinot Noir. Also in our 5 hectare vineyard are plantings of the aromatics Pinot Gris, Riesling, and Gewurztraminer. Our focus is on producing small quantities of handmade wine. Close attention is paid to every detail in the vineyard and the wines represent this exacting work. 

 

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