So you love enjoying good food & wine when you travel? Here are our tips to combine world class food & wine when you visit Northern Tasmania.
Harvest Market Launceston
The best thing to do in Launceston on a Saturday morning. Get your coffee and breakfast from one of the stalls and take in all the beautiful produce. In Summer, there berries galore and in Winter you’ll find truffles. But there's so much more: bread, cheese, vegies, meat, fish, olive oil, cider, beer, wine, all local and presented by the people who grow it or make it. Every Saturday, 8:30am -12:30pm Corner of Tamar St & Cimitiere St.
Lunch at Josef Chromy Cellar Door Restaurant
Apart from the gorgeous views of the vineyard and surrounding mountains and the stylish open space of the restaurant, there is a mouth watering menu of Tasmanian sourced produce. The wine list includes current vintages as well as some museum releases, a great opportunity to try beautifully aged wines with sophisticated food. The ‘Feed me’ offer of $75pp for four courses chosen by the chef is great value and makes for a really fun lunch.
Make your own picnic at Holm Oak Vineyards
For a slightly more down-to-earth experience, try the Holm Oak cellar door. The friendly staff will take you through the range of excellent wines. The Pinot Noir flight is a great way to progress you Pinot Noir journey. Then you can choose your own snacks from a selection of Tasmanian cheeses, smoked meats, home-style chutneys, relishes and sourdough bread. Pull up a chair in the cellar door or enjoy a picnic in the tranquil grounds.
Pick you own strawberries at Hillwood Berry Farm
Summer is berry picking season and here you can pick your own strawberries, fill your bucket and then sit on the deck of the delightfully situated farm café and sip a local wine to recover from your exertions. There is a plethora of berry themed treats on the menu as well as gifts to take home. Kids are very well catered for, sit back and contemplate the views over the strawberry patch. Open from November to April.
Tasting Plates at Moores Hill cellar door
Yes, its our place so we’re a little biased but visitors do seem to enjoy it too! Taste through our range of wines then relax on the verandah with a tasting plate and a glass of wine. We use only Tasmanian produces on our platters- choose from cheese, seafood or meat. The views over the vineyard and surrounding hills are good for the soul.
Fish & Chips from George Town Seafoods
The fish sold here is so fresh and beautiful to cook with but you can get takeaway fish and chips here at lunch time. Make sure you bring a bottle of local wine so you can sneak down to the waterfront or drive up to the beach at Low Head and enjoy your lunch. Fish and chips are available Monday to Friday 11:30am to 2:00pm, Franklin St, George Town.
Cheese at Pyengana Dairy & Holy Cow Cafe
The lush valleys around Pyengana provide good feed for happy cows. You can sit in the Holy Cow café, drinking milk and eating cheese while you watch the very cows that produced that milk wander up to be milked at the automated dairy- paddock to plate in action. Pyengana cheddar is truly delicious and you can see it being made here.
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