Tasmania: undoubtedly an international hotspot for wine, beer, and spirits. There are plenty of cellar doors, bars, providores and festivals where locals and tourists alike gather to enjoy the region’s produce.
Tasmania’s seasonal conditions are well-suited to winemaking. At the centre of Tasmania’s wine scene is the Tamar Valley Wine Region, renowned for being home to some of the biggest names in cool-climate wine; Jansz, Clover Hill, Josef Chromy House of Arras, and Kreglinger.
Beer lovers will have plenty of choice in Launceston and surrounds. Check out the Tasmanian Beer Trail to find out more about the bustling brewing industry.
James Boag is the pride of Launceston, producing premium ales, draughts, and specialty craft brews using locally grown hops and pure fresh water from Launceston’s mountainous rivers.
Other local brewers worth exploring are Morrison Brewery, Van Dieman Brewing, Little Rivers Brewery, Seven Sheds, Taverner’s Brewery, Iron House, and Ocho Brewing. Ciders are a little further afield – keep an eye out for Brady’s Lookout, Spreyton and Winterbrook Cider.
Tasmania has a premium spirits scene, fast emerging as world-class. Names synonymous with northern Tasmanian whisky production include Southern Wild Distillery, Fannys Bay Distillery, Cradle Mountain Whisky, Hellyer Road and Iron House.
Those with a palate for gin will enjoy Southern Wild and The Splendid Gin, while also tasting the state’s finest gins from McHenry, Shene Estate, and Forty Spotted at many local bars and providores.
Images: Clover Hill Wines, Jarrad Seng and Rob Burnett.