Moorilla Wine Meets MONA Art Day Tour
Wine, art, taste and interpret
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 Street Pier to Mona at 9.30am (or 11am, if you’re that way inclined). Entry to the museum is included in your tour, giving you free reign to explore its permanent collection and an array of blockbuster exhibitions. Check the website to see what’s on: mona.net.au.
After your art fix, wander up to The Source Restaurant for lunch. Enjoy any main meal that takes your fancy along with a glass of Moorilla Muse or Praxis wine, and sweeping views of the River Derwent and vineyard to boot.
The behind the scenes winery tour and wine tasting starts in the vineyard (the second oldest in Tasmania, mind you). Follow the trail of grapes as they are handpicked, crushed, pressed, fermented and matured, and witness how new and old artisan winemaking techniques are used to craft fragrant, elegant and classical wines. Your host will provide an overview Moorilla’s history—the region, and winery—as well as information on the varieties planted on site, and at our St Matthias vineyard in the state’s north. You’ll also get to try a selection of Moorilla wines within the winery, and underground tasting room.
End your day by taking Mona’s MR-1 Fast Ferry from Mona to Hobart’s Brooke Street Pier at 5pm.
655 Main Road, Berriedale, TAS
9.30am or 11am Wednesday - Monday
$137 per person
(valid until 31 March 2017)
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$150 per person
(valid 1 April 2017
until 31 March 2018)
Includes: return ferry transfers ex Hobart, MONA entry, guided vineyard and winery tour, lunch, glass of wine, tutored wine tasting