Coal River & Derwent Valley Wine Tour

Coal River & Derwent Valley Wine Tour


NOTE: Please contact us if you want a wine tour on Tuesdays
Lunch is at Coal River Farm – Excellent Food.
An unforgettable wine tour showcasing some of Tasmania’s finest offerings from 4 wineries
  • Tasmanian Tour Guide
  • Complimentary bottled water *
  • Pick up from your accom/ship at 10:00am
  • Hobart to Granton
  • Derwent Estate – Wine Tastings *
  • Travel to Richmond Coal River Valley
  • Nocton Winery – Wine Tastings + Cheese Platter *
  • Pooley’s Winery – Wine Tastings *
  • Wicked Cheese – Cheese Tastings *
  • Frogmore Creek Winery – Tastings Wines *
  • Frogmore Restaurant – Lunch
  • Drop off back to your accom/ship at approx 4:30/5:00pm
  • Mercedes CLS350 Sedan Luxury up to 3 Passengers
  • Mercedes VClass 220d Van Luxury up to 6 passengers
  • Minimum Private Tours 2 Passengers Plus Driver & Vehicle


  • Please Note: Lunch Additional Cost
  • Duration: 7 hours approx
  • Distance Traveled: 125 Kms
2 People $450 per person
3 People $350 per person
4 People $300 per person
5 People $270 per person
6 People $250 per person


Derwent Valley – (this is 45 minutes from Hobart and classified a as a rural local government area – full of wilderness, history and surprises). It is Tasmania’s third oldest settlement and it was initially inhabited by the Midland Aborigines, called the Mouheneener people (Big River people). The valley received its first convicts in the late 1700s, making it a birthplace of dramatic early colonial settlement.

Coal River Valley – he Aboriginal community, Moomairremener people, were the original inhabitants of the Richmond region. The areas exploration was initiated by surveyor, James Meehan during the early 1800’s. He named the region ‘Coal River’ – after finding large amounts of coal existed around the area. Land grants were rolled out from 1808 and the area was quickly established as a rich agricultural region and one of Tasmania’s leading wheat producing regions.


You’ll be collected from your accommodation at 10:00am and begin the days adventure with an approximately 35-minute drive to Derwent Estate. You’ll be visiting Rathbone Cottage (Circa 1820) on the Estate, where you will have the opportunity of experiencing 12 wines on tasting and immerse yourself in the history. Sit by the fire or on the veranda overlooking the Derwent Valley or feel very welcome to stroll the beautiful grounds and enjoy all the Estate has to offer.

Upon leaving Derwent Estate, you’ll travel to the historic region of Coal River (one of the first British settlements outside of Hobart). 

Your first destination there is Nocton Vineyard – a dainty little cellar door that has a big view. Their staff take the time to guide you through exquisite wines, with guided tastings. Nothing is off limits and they include both their Estate and Reserve labels.

Next destination is at Pooley Wines. Cooinda Vale Vineyard – meticulously cared for by three generations of the Pooley family yielded their first vintage in 1989. John Pooley and his wife Libby bought Belmont, a heritage listed Georgian home on the outskirts of Richmond, where Pooley wines expanded their estate and established a second vineyard, Butcher’s Hill. First vintage produced there was in 2007. The Pooley family philosophy of making wines that reflect their unique environment while pushing the quality of the grapes and wines even further continues. Pooley Wines has been recognised as one of Australia’s most renowned cool-climate producers.

You will experience structured in-depth tastings which speak to their unique location and passion for their craft.

Next stop on your journey is at Wicked Cheese Co, for cheese tastings at this family owned boutique ‘cheese makers heaven’ in the Coal River Valley. Wicked Cheese has emerged in past years – to gain recognition as one of the most impressive, high quality, hand-made cheese ranges in Australia.

The next wine tastings to be truly enjoyed are at Frogmore Creek Winery. The highly acclaimed wines are from this local, cool climate of the Coal River Valley, including the Forty Two Degrees South range! Frogmore’s Full Range includes: Cabernet – Cabernet Franc – Cabernet Sauvignon – Chardonnay – Cuvee – Gewürztraminer – Merlot – Petit Verdot – Pinot Grigio – Pinot Noir – Riesling – Rosé – Sauvignon Blanc – Shiraz and Sparkling.

Follow on from tastings to relax and be indulged during your superb, Frogmore Creek lunch experience. The restaurant is nestled amongst the premium vineyard. It has a rustic homestead style – with the stunning backdrop of the picturesque Coal River Valley. Frogmore Creek delivers exceptional quality across food, wine and service, creating the essential framework for a memorable dining experience.

Relax, after a of day beginning with spectacular scenery, through to unique Hobart history and topped off with decadent wine and food indulgences, as you drive back to your accommodation at approximately 4:00-4:30pm.

Tour attractions:

  • Spectacular Derwent Valley and Coal River scenery
  • Gourmet cheese tastings
  • Visit some of Tasmania’s most unique wineries – offering unforgettable tastings
  • Enjoy some of Tasmania’s unique early, local history
  • Memorable lunch dining experience
  • Passionate local guide

Preparing for your tour:

  • We suggest you dress comfortably – according to the season and climate at the time of year you’re touring to Bruny.
  • Bring along your camera for great photo opportunities.
  • Be ready…to positively embrace the uniqueness and enjoyment of the ‘Bruny’ experience!

Tour Car – Extra Facilities

  • Umbrellas
  • First Aid Box
  • Fire Extinguisher
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