Freycinet

East Coast

A long coastal strip starting with Flinders Island off the north-east tip of the State, then down to St Helens and southwards to Port Arthur at the southern end of the Tasman Peninsula. It is a sheltered part of Tasmania and well known for it's pristine ocean beaches and coastal scenery. Farms and vineyards are scattered throughout the length of the coast. Triabunna has it's 'Seafest' festival in March with food, wine and marine attractions, with nearby Bicheno hosting it's 'Bicheno Food and Wine Festival' in November. Not to be missed is the 'Flinders Island Agricultural Show' at Whitemark in October.

There are 36 producers in this Region

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Eddie McDougall's Tasmanian Favourites

Author: Eddie McDougall

Created 12th Jan, 2016

Travelling through Tasmania? Here are my favourite Tasmanian wineries that you must visit. 

 Moorilla: A must visit for anyone that lands on the tarmac of Tasmania. Located close to the city centre of Hobart, this state of the art winery, brewery, restaurant and modern art gallery should not be missed. You can easily spend an entire blissful day grazing, dreaming and sampling their fine wines, like their Chardonnay. Music festivals are also held at the estate so keep an eye on their calendar. 

 Frogmore Creek: A newer and smaller producer, but one that has made sound waves across the Mainland cities’ fine dining restaurants and wine bars. Exceptionally focused with an elegant style of wines produced from Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Its cellar door provides an inviting, family vibe that is more than welcoming. Domaine A: One of the island's most internationally recognised winemakers. A producer that has stepped outside the norm and instead, focuses on making Bordeaux style wines. A cool climate expression makes the wines from this winery incredibly unique to most full-bodied Australian reds. Try the Cabernet Sauvignon Blend and all your preconceived notions of generic Aussie wines will be gone. 

 Freycinet Vineyard: A trip to Wine Glass Bay is never complete without a stop at this winery's cellar door. Considered as the pioneer of the Apple Island, Freyicinet is all about producing high end Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling and Sparkling. The wines are generally more expensive across the board but undoubtedly sing quality beyond the norm. Try the Pinot Noir. 

 Joseph Chromy:  Just a short drive away from the centre of Launceston city. With its picturesque location, this winery has an award-winning restaurant to match. Why not try its range of wine, choose any from classical Burgundian style to some classy sparkling wines.

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East Coast Wine Trail

Author: Taste Trails

Created 18th Apr, 2016

The Great Eastern Drive takes you along the path of the East Coast Wine Trail, and straight to the coast’s outstanding cellar doors.

You’ll find cellar doors at Darlington Vineyard at Orford, Devils Corner at Apslawn and Freycinet Vineyard where you can also sample Freycinet Extra Virgin Olive Oil, made from olives grown on the adjoining grove. At Cranbrook is family-owned Milton Vineyard, once a 19th century wool farm, and the heritage cellar door at Spring Vale Wines. Priory Ridge Wines, located in the small settlement of Priory Ridge, three kilometres from St Helens, is a boutique vineyard specialising in pinot noir and sauvignon blanc wines.

 

At some east coast cellar doors, tasting plates of the region’s delicious produce can be enjoyed alongside the winery’s best vintages. You can savour fresh Tasmanian seafood, matched with the vineyard’s award-winning wines, at Spring Vale Wines’ pop-up vineyard seafood restaurant, located among the vines on the estate.

Visit Milton Vineyard for delectable tapas plates and oysters, savoured on the vineyard deck that overlooks the vines.

 

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Freycinet Food & Wine Tour

Author: Taste Trails

Created 21st Mar, 2015

Welcome to the Long Lunch Tour Company. Come on an adventure of gastronomical proportions, indulging in delicacies that have put Tasmania on the map of fine Food and Wine. We have a range of Tasmanian Wine Tours covering the Hobart and Freycinet and Coles Bay area. 

This is our 'Freycinet Food & Wine Tour'. Picking you up from your accommodation at 11am on a full day journey of Gastronomical Proportions. Basking in the sunshine at 42 degrees south is one of the leading Wine Regions of the world for cool climate wine. Freycinet Coast, (also known as the East Coast Wine Region) boast more sunny days than any other part of Tasmania.

 We visit Freycinet Marine Farm sales room & 3 Vineyard Cellar Doors. All of the Vineyards are still owned by the original settlers that forged their way into Tasmanian history in the 1800’s. Indulge in the mouth watering Tasmanian delicacies that have made our amazing state a wine and food lovers paradise. A gourmet lunch is provided over looking Milton Vineyard, topped off with a “Choc Top Berry Ice cream!!” or visit kate’s Berry Farm for Ice Cream or Coffee and Chocolate.

 An exceptional day out on the Coles Bay / Freycinet Food & Wine Tour in Air Conditioned comfort that everyone can enjoy in safety returning you to your accommodation by 5pm. For more information call on 0409225841 or visit our website

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Tasmanian Gourmet Cheese Trail

Author: Taste Trails

Created 02nd Mar, 2015

This trail takes you to some of the best cheese producers in Australia. For the cheese-lover this trail truly has an amazing variety for any palate...cow, goat, sheep...hard, soft, semi-hard...pasteurised, unpasteurised...and the impressive list just goes on. A specialty cream & butter producer is also included on the trail. Once you have picked up your favourite selections chances are that producer has an online store to replenish your home larder.

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Fabulous Flinders

Author: Taste Trails

Created 10th Apr, 2014

In the middle of Bass Strait this pristine island has some of the cleanest air, water and soil in the world. So, the produce is pure, tasty and 'how it's meant to be'. A fabulous vineyard & winery, the best free range beef you will ever taste and the tastiest organic garlic possible. Yes, Fabulous Flinders and a very special place for growing food & wine in the most natural environment imaginable.

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