Cradle Mountain

Northern Tasmania

This region, with it's fertile soils, temperate climate and reliable rainfall is an agricultural powerhouse. It includes King Island, and has the wonderful backdrop of Cradle Mountain and the Tarkine. Lots of events on the calender including 'The Taste of the Tamar' (July), the three day 'Festivale' (Feb) in Launceston, 'Taste the Harvest' (March) in Devonport, 'Taste the North West' (April) at Sheffield, the 'Chocolate Winterfest' (July) in Latrobe, and 'Tastings at the Top' gourmet event at Cradle Mountain Lodge in June. There are regular Farmers Markets held in Burnie, Devonport, Deloraine, Wynyard and Launceston.

There are 108 producers in this Region

Northern Tasmania Producers and Trails

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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.


Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail

Author: Taste Trails

Created 03rd May, 2016

Known for its unspoiled natural beauty, rich soil and friendly locals, Tasmania's North West combines stunning scenery with great produce and the ease and comfort of small town living. Roadside stalls and farmhouse shops sell vegetables and fruits, pies, cheeses and handcrafted chocolates, while cellar doors offer wines, beers and whisky from dedicated boutique wineries and distilleries.

The Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail is designed to help you discover the best artisanal producers this special region of Tasmania has to offer.

Whether you’re into sweet treats, fresh produce, fine wines or other delicious delights our trail will guide you to award winning produce, cellar doors, farm stalls and more.


Fresh Hop Beer Festival

Author: Taste Trails

Created 16th Apr, 2016

The Fresh Hop Beer Festival celebrates the Tassie Hop Harvest, with local brewers sourcing fresh hops to make single batch hopped up beers to tap for the weekend - Sat 23rd & Sun 24th April.

Enjoy first harvest fresh hopped beers beers from craft brewers around the state. An all Tassie line up of limited releases, with Hop Education, Q&As, Live Music, Food, Hop Garden and Hop Brownies.

Taste beers from: Hobart Brewing Company, Last Rites Brewing Co, Winston Brewing Company, Spotty Dog Brewers, Double Head Brewing, Morrison Brewery, Kick Snare Brewing, Ocho Beer, Moo Brew, Two Metre Tall, Van Dieman Brewing, Bruny Island Beer Co, Little Rivers Brewing Co, Captain Bligh's Brewery.


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.


Pipers River Taste Trail

Author: Taste Trails

Created 13th Apr, 2014

The Pipers River area, just north of Launceston, has always been well known for the high quality of it's wines. Now food producers are growing and making quality produce to rival the standards set by the winemakers. The four on this trail are a very good example of this high quality benchmark...but there are many more nearby. In the south part of the trail there is goat milk, yoghurt & cheese, and a fascinating range of culinary lavender produce. In the north experience the particular wine strengths of Pipers Brook with world class sparkling wines, pinot noir and chardonnay.


Deloraine-Latrobe Produce Loop

Author: Taste Trails

Created 12th Apr, 2014

Here's a trail with some very different food and beverage producers. Seldom does a relatively small area have such a diversity of produce. The trail starts in Deloraine, up to Railton and further on to Latrobe, then back to Deloraine. Aside from admiring the scenery there is much to admire about the quality of produce from these five producers. Boutique craft beers, melomels and honey wines. Raspberry fruit, preserves, wine and liqueurs. Handmade chocolate. Fresh apple juice and cider, and a tempting range of cheddar style cheeses.