Moorilla's Posh-As Day at MONA
A luxurious day of wine and art
Wine and art. A match made in the proverbial.
Mona, the Museum of Old and New Art, is Australia’s largest privately owned gallery and museum. Showcasing the diverse collection of its owner, Tasmanian gambler David Walsh, the collection ranges from ancient Egyptian funerary objects to modernist masterpieces and international contemporary art. Since opening in 2011, visitors have been drawn to Mona’s picturesque site on the banks of the River Derwent, which also features luxury accommodation, a restaurant, vineyard and winery – amongst other things.
Begin your day by taking Mona’s MR-1 Fast Ferry from Hobart’s Brooke St Pier to Mona at 9:30. You’ll be travelling in style in the ferry’s super exclusive Posh Pit, with complimentary Moorilla wine, Moo Brew beer and delicious snacks. Upon arrival, entry to the museum is included in your tour. In the morning, begin your self-guided exploration of Mona’s permanent collection and an array of blockbuster exhibitions.
At 11:30 am, Moorilla’s wine ambassador will take you on a private behind-the-scenes tour of the winery and vineyard. You’ll taste the wine as it is being made, following the trail of grapes as they are handpicked, crushed, pressed, fermented and matured. You’ll also get all the goss about Moorilla, David Walsh and Claudio Alcorso, who planted Moorilla’s first vines. Tour includes a tailored tasting of Moorilla’s Praxis and Muse Series in the fancy underground Barrel Room. You’ll also receive a complimentary bottle of our most celebrated wine, the Muse Pinot noir to take home.
Then, enjoy a two course lunch at The Source Restaurant, with matched wines from Moorilla’s benchmark Cloth Label and Muse Series. Lunch also comes with stunning views of the Moorilla vineyard, Mount Wellington and the River.
Dessert is served at the void bar in a tiffin with a cocktail to accompany the dessert.
After lunch there’s enough time to discover the remaining levels of Mona before you end your day by taking Mona’s MR-1 Fast Ferry from Mona to Hobart’s Brooke Street Pier at 5.
655 Main Road, Berriedale, TAS
9.30am Wednesday - Monday
$400 per person
(valid until 31 March 2018)
Includes: return ferry transfers in the ‘Posh Pit’ ex Hobart, MONA entry, 2 course lunch with 2 glasses of wine, desert with a cocktail, private guided vineyard and winery tour, tutored wine tasting, afternoon tea, bottle of wine to take home