Bruny Island

Southern Tasmania

This region, from a food and wine perspective, is the south-east corner of the State, including Bruny Island. The south-west corner, by contrast, is a vast national park wilderness area. Hobart is the epicentre of the region where Farmers Markets are especially popular. Farm Gate Market downtown, Bellerive Boardwalk and MoMa Produce Market. Salamanca Markets also has produce stalls. The 8 day 'Taste Festival' (Dec) is a highlight. There is the 'Tasmanian Red Wine Weekend' (May) and 'The Southern Tasmanian White Wine Weekend' (Oct). The 'Tasmanian International Beerfest' comes to town in November, and don't miss 'Savour Tasmania' (May/June).

There are 114 producers in this Region

Southern 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.


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.


Cygnet Produce Trail

Author: Taste Trails

Created 11th Apr, 2014

Cygnet is a lovely small village south of Hobart where 'natural' and 'sustainable' are words and practices truly woven into the fabric of local country life. This trail starts near Huonville, passes through Cygnet and finishes on the shores of Great Bay. Wine, mead, liqueurs, native pepperberries, saffron and sheep milk cheese. (Note that Tas-Saff saffron farm needs an appointment to visit)


Coal Valley Gourmet

Author: Taste Trails

Created 11th Apr, 2014

Coal Valley, on Hobart's doorstep is a rich agricultural patch of land well suited to gourmet produce of all kinds. Meet four producers who represent just what this small valley can produce. Fresh local oysters, fantastic red and white estate wines, and a wonderful selection of different cheese styles.


Best of Bruny

Author: Taste Trails

Created 11th Apr, 2014

Bruny Island is a magic place. Unspoiled it is, spoil you it does. Where in such a beautiful setting can you find fine wine, fresh oysters, berry fruit, gourmet preserves and a dazzling array of cheeses? Bruny, of course!