This tour takes you to the historic Richmond village and local vineyards. Richmond has some of the oldest colonial buildings in Australia including the famous Richmond Bridge and Gaol with predates the better know Port Arthur. It contains many boutique shops and is a great place for coffee or a meal. The rest of the day is spent visiting premium vineyards in the Coal River Valley which includes cellar door wine-tasting.
This tour departs Saturday at 11:20 am and is designed to give visitors time to explore Hobart’s famous Salamanca Markets (open from 8:30am) on a Saturday morning and a relaxed introduction to Tasmanian wines.
We depart Hobart CBD at 11:20am, where we commence our journey to the Coal River Valley, where we will select 3 of the 4 vineyards listed below:
Wicked Cheese – Sample award winning cheeses made on site
Richmond – here you will enjoy a historic highlight tour and have time to explore quaint galleries, boutiques and coffee or a meal (own expense) at one of the many cafes. Visit the Richmond Tasting House and take advantage of our optional Whiskey/Gin/Vodka tasting .
Nocton – Nestled in the hillsides, just outside Richmond, fabulous selection of wines, including ,Sparkling, Chardonnay, Rose, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Noir & Merlot
Pooley Wines – On the outskirts of Richmond, on the Butchers Hill, sits the magnificent heritage listed Georgian building, Belmont Lodge. Here, the cellar door wine tastings are offered in the rustic charms of the sandstone stables.
Puddleduck – Owners, Darren & Jackie extend a warm welcome to all of the visitors that come to experience Puddleducks. In an enjoyable & relaxed atmosphere, sample the award winning wine selections and Tasmanian cheese platter.
Coal River Valley Vineyard – Beautiful sweeping views across the estuary of the Coal River and Pittwater, relax with award winning Pinot’s and Rieslings in quite possibly the most picturesque vineyard in the district.
What you need to know
Departure: The Richmond & Wine at the Weekend tour departs outside the Tasmanian Visitor and Information Centre, Hobart (corner of Davey & Elizabeth Sts) Saturday, at 11:20am. Please be available at 11:10am
Duration: half day
Drop off: at your Hobart CBD hotel at approximately 5.00pm
*Cellar door wine tastings at 3 vineyards
•Visit to Wicked Cheese for tastings
•Historic Richmond with opportunity to visit St John’s Catholic Church & Richmond Bridge
•Whisky/Gin/Vodka tastings option
•Time to explore shops, galleries and cafes in Richmond (lunch at own expense)
•Complimentary “Tasmanian Cheese” tasting platter at Puddleduck vineyard