655 Main Road, Berriedale, Tasmania
Moorilla winery used to just be a winery, then a gambler called David filled the place with art and antiquities. Once he ran out of room, he built a museum to hold it all, called Mona. This avant garde establishment features incredible exhibits to challenge your perceptions, shine a spotlight on taboo subjects and shake up the way you see the world.
Catch the ferry from Hobart and make a day of it, including an exploration of Moorilla. Go beyond the cellar door with a Wine and Art experience, featuring a self-guided exploration of the museum and grounds—working up an appetite for a delicious lunch of fresh, locally sourced produce in one of the on-site restaurants (featuring a matched Moorilla wine).
Fed and watered, you’ll meet with your expert Moorilla host, who’ll walk you down to the vineyard, covering the rich history of Moorilla and the finer points of our winemaking techniques as you go. The stroll will wind up back at the sun-drenched Moorilla cellar door, where you’ll settle in for some further tasting of the Moorilla range, before heading back to Hobart on the early evening 5pm ferry.
Book your Wine and Art experience HERE.
The land of the palawa People, Traditional Owners of Tasmania.
Tasmania produces elegant cool climate wines at around 200 smaller vineyards and wineries, many of which have restaurants that offer vineyard or water views. Tasmania is renowned for its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Tasmania’s food and wine experiences spring from its pristine water and pure air and the skill of its growers and makers. As well as its stunning wines, it produces famous cheeses, premium beef, honey, and some of Australia's best boutique beers.
Australia’s southern island is widely recognised as the home of premium sparkling wine production in Australia. Its mild summers and long autumn days are similar to the climates of famous European wine regions. Tasmania’s vineyards are sheltered by dolerite-capped mountains. The vineyard soils are formed from ancient sandstones and mudstones and also from more recent river sediments and igneous rocks of volcanic origin.
Tasmania has seven wine growing areas - in the north the Tamar Valley and the North East areas in the north, the East Coast, the North West and the Derwent Valley, Coal River Valley and Huon/Channel areas in the south.
The Tamar Valley near the northern city of Launceston is a fertile valley of high yielding vineyards famous for their Chardonnays, Sparklings, aromatic whites and Pinot Noir. Many open welcoming cellar doors for tastings. The valley produces 40 per cent of Tasmania’s premium quality wine.
The South Tasmania region comprises the Derwent, Coal River and Huon Valleys - areas that vary in terrain and experiences.
Tasmania has a long viticultural history with records dating from 1823. Tasmania’s first grapevines produced a wine that was shown at a Paris exhibition in 1848. After this early start, however, the island’s wine production nearly disappeared until the 1950s.
Early European migrants recognised the similarities between the soils and climate of Tasmania and those of the great grape growing regions of their homeland.