Richmond Food & Wine Tour + Mt Wellington
RICHMOND WINE TOUR
- Pick up from your Accommodation/Ship at 9:00 am
- Complimentary Bottled Water for the trip
- Mt Wellington Summit
- Sandy Bay & Battery Point
- Richmond Bridge and Richmond Village
- Pooley Wines – Wine Tastings
- Wicked Cheese – Cheese Tasting
- Lunch at Coal River Farm Not Included
- Frogmore Creek Winery – Wine Tasting
- Cole River Vineyard – Wine Tastings
- Drop off back to your Accommodation/Ship at approximately 4:00 pm
LUXURY HONDA ODYSSEY 2 TO 6 PASSENGERS & TOUR GUIDE
Duration: 7 hours
First Stop is the summit of Mount Wellington, also known as ‘Kunanyi’, the Aboriginal name given to the mountain by the traditional owners of the land. Mount Wellington is the backdrop to Hobart City, with panoramic views from 1271meters above sea level. This is one of the most unique perspectives of Hobart to be enjoyed, from a bird’s eye view. Can be very cold at times, please remember to bring something warm just in case !!
We travel down the mountain and through one of Hobart’s prestigious suburbs of Sandy Bay, hosting waterfront views of the river Derwent, the well known Wrest Point Casino, Sandy Bay Beach to take in the perspective of one of Hobart’s beautiful southern suburbs, with it’s fresh sea air.
On to the Richmond Wine Tour. First we stop at the oldest bridge in Australia 1823 the stop at Richmond Village one of Tasmania’s most popular destinations, steeped in history. Nestled in the heart of the Coal River Valley, Richmond was established as an important military staging post and convict station linking Hobart with Port Arthur. The elegant Georgian architecture, with beautiful heritage buildings dating back as early as the 1820’s, now housing galleries, tea shops, craft boutiques and museums.
We have 30 Minutes to explore the Village.
Wine Tasting Included
Pooley Wines was established in 1985 by the late Denis and Margaret Pooley. They planted ten rows of Riesling and seven rows of Pinot Noir on their first property at Campania near Richmond, both properties consistently winning awards.
Gourmet Travellers Wine Magazine Awards 2014, 2015, 2017 & 2018
Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Grigio, Riesling
WICKED CHEESE Co
We stop for cheese tastings at this family owned boutique cheese maker heaven in the Coal River Valley. Wicked Cheese has emerged in a few short years, to gain recognition as one of the most impressive, high quality, hand-made cheese ranges in Australia.
PLEASE PAY FOR YOUR MEALS AFTER LUNCH
Cole River Farm restaurant offers modern Australian cuisine with our own farm twist. We aren’t sure whether that fits into a category or not but it is the only way we can think of describing it. We take the best seasonal produce from the local Coal River Valley and our very talented chefs turn out some modern takes on classic dishes. Our philosophy is centered around using our own produce wherever we can. Our pigs are a regular feature on our menu. They are raised in a peaceful free range environment right here and fed with a diet of whey from the cheesemaking process, fresh scraps and pellets (they love visitors if you are up for a short stroll). All other items on the menu are made fresh on site including the bread, baked daily, Everything from the condiments and pickles in our dishes to the smoking of our fish and other meats is done right here.
Our philosophy is centered around using our own produce wherever we can. Our pigs are raised in a peaceful free range environment right here and fed with a diet of whey from the cheesemaking process, fresh scraps and pellets. All other items on the menu are made fresh on site including the bread, baked daily, everything from the condiments and pickles in our dishes to the smoking of our fish and other meats is done right here.
Tasting platter consisting of pork rillette, beef cheek terrine, hot smoked salmon, pear relish, pickled cucumber salad and crisp breads $27
Smoked wallaby salad, blue cheese cream, walnuts, brioche croutons, Spanish onion $25
Sauteed gnocchi, hot smoked salmon, fresh curd cheese, thyme, lemon and rocket $27
Broad bean falafel, pomegranate molasses, pickled radish, dressed greens and tahini $23
Roast pork belly with carrot puree, beetroot, cauliflower, mesclun and caramelised onion $27
Farmers lunch. Grilled speck, hot smoked pork loin, pickled egg, tomato relish, rye toast, triple cream brie, roast tomato, confit mushroom $25
Slow roasted lamb shoulder with red wine jus, potato gallette, roast leek and green beans $28
Shredded leg ham, spiced pumpkin and triple cream brie empanada with roast capsicum salsa, mint irate $26
Rocket, Spanish onion, beetroot and seeded mustard vinaigrette $7
Sauteed green beans with pine nuts, caremalised onion and olive oil $7
Roast pumpkin with fresh curd, thyme and paprika oil $7
Farm baked bread with thyme and native pepper butter $5
We make all our cheese right here and offer our best eating of the day to be enjoyed on the farm.
A selection of our cheeses with crisp breads, apple paste, dried fruit and grapes
Selection of two cheeses $20
Selection of three cheeses $26
Our crafty chocolatiers are continually combining new and interesting flavours to make their delicious chocolate creations. Choose from our handmade chocolate selection or simply ask us to put together a selection of our favourite chocolates for you.
Small plate of six chocolates $14
Large share plate of twelve chocolates $24
We start travelling back to Hobart and stop to have a wine tasting at one of Tasmanian best wineries…
Wine Tasting included
After lunch we are off to the award winning Frogmore Creek Winery. The highly acclaimed wines are from the genuine cool climate of the Coal river valley, they also produce Forty Two Degrees South and the Storm Bay wine range.
Frogmore’s Full Range
Wine Tastings Included
Our final winery, Coal Valley Vineyard is 5 hectares divided into three blocks, rolling down the hill with a north to north easterly sunny aspect. Soils are a dark sandy loam overlaying clay with a triassic sandstone base. Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and a very small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The views are stunning from the top of the hill, overlooking the Coal River valley and endless mountains on the other side of Barilla bay.
TOUR CAR – EXTRA FACILITIES
- First Aid Box
- Fire Extinguisher
- First Aid Certificate