Freycinet Vineyard

Freycinet Vineyard was the first commercial winery to be established on the east coast of Tasmania, with the first vines being planted in 1979 by founding owners Geoff and Susan Bull. It is now a 15 hectare vineyard, with it's sheltered and north facing aspect providing ideal conditions for fine elegant but powerful wines. Freycinet Vineyard is also home to the Wineglass Bay Brewing Company, as well as an olive grove.


  • Address:
    15919 Tasman Highway
    Apslawn, 7190
  • Phone:
    61362578574
  • Type:
    Wine, Food/Beverages
  • Produce:
    Olives & Olive Oil, Beer, Cider & Mead
  • Features:
    Have visit/buy premises, Have Online Store
  • Links:

Inspired by the tremendous opportunities of the East Coast of Tasmania, Geoff and Susan Bull cleared the site in 1978, planted the first vines in 1979 and established the first commerical winery on the East Coast.  They were early pioneers in a new region which years later revealed exciting quality potential in wines.  The region now boasts over a dozen different vineyards.

The Freycinet Vineyard and Winery is family owned with daughter Lindy Bull and her partner Claudio Radenti taking over the family tradition of gently handcrafting the wines.


Opening Hours

Daily May-Sept: 10am to 4pm

Daily Oct-Apr: 10am to 5pm


Trails passing through Freycinet Vineyard Stops

Moulting Lagoon Explorer

A fascinating trail follows the western side of Moulting Lagoon as you head from Swansea towards Bicheno. The variety of produce reflects the agricultural diversity of this part of Tasmania. Wine, beer, berry fruit, chocolate, preserves and olive oil.

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Eddie McDougall's Tasmanian Favourites

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

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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