Cider, Wine & Chocolate Tasting

Delight your taste buds with some of Tasmania's finest local produce in the beautiful Huon Valley.

Tasmania, Australia
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What's Included

  • Pick up from the Tasmanian Tourist Information Centre
  • Knowledgeable local guide
  • Morning tea/coffee and fruit toast at Mt Nelson brasserie
  • Cellar door wine tastings
  • Cellar door Cider tastings
  • Chocolate tasting
  • Vineyard lunch platter with glass of wine
  • Ample time to peruse and purchase
  • CBD Hotel Drop-Off

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Experience the incredible tastes of Tasmania on this amazing full-day tour through the stunning Huon Valley. This fascinating day trip takes in the highlights of what is arguably Australia’s most beautiful region, exploring the lush green countryside, the awe-inspiring views from Derwent River’s Storm Bay, and the breathtaking panoramas from Mount Nelson Signal Station, whilst sampling some of the best cider, wine and chocolate that Australia has to offer!

 

Enjoy this breathtaking journey into the heart of Tasmania’s picturesque Huon Valley, famed for its fine produce, including some of Australia’s best apples, berries, mushrooms, seafood and cheese. Uncover the history of wine making and cider production in Tasmania as we go from cellar door to cellar door, savouring the delectable tastes of this incredible region. This unmissable day trip is the perfect way to experience the stunning natural beauty of Australia’s southernmost point.

 

Itinerary

Famed for its clean air, rich soil, chilly winters and long summer days, Tasmania’s idyllic Huon Valley is a foodie’s dream! Explore the highlights of this beautiful region on this incredible day trip, including visits to the beautiful Storm Bay, Mt Nelson Signal Station, Derwent River Valley and an array of cellar doors and cideries scattered throughout the lush Tasmanian countryside. This amazing tour includes a delicious farmhouse style lunch with wine, and a stop into a local chocolaterie to sample the incredible Cygneture chocolates.

 

Kicking off in the beautiful Tasmanian capital of Hobart, we start our amazing tour in the city centre, with pick up from the Tasmanian Tourist Information Centre at 9:15am. Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenic drive through the lush countryside as we head to Mt Nelson Brasserie at Mt Nelson Signal Station for morning tea, fruit toast and outstanding panoramas of the Derwent River and Storm Bay. 

 

Built in 1811, the Mt Nelson Signal Station offers a fascinating insight into the history of Tasmania. Uncover the history of the region and how the signal station shaped the Tasmanian shipping industry before we settle in for a 20-minute drive through rolling hills on our way to the historic township of Ranela, where we visit the beautiful Home Hill vineyard for our first wine tasting experience of the day. Sample a varietal of the local specialities as we learn about the winemaking industry and explore the stunning vineyards.

 

Next up, we head to the incredible Pagan Cidery. The southernmost region in Australia, the spectacular Huon Valley has some of the best apple- growing conditions in the world and the orchards here are famed for their delicious abundance of fruit. Pagan Cider’s motto is all about blending the old with the new, combining traditional craft and modern innovation to capture the natural flavours and aromas of the local apples to produce a delicious premium cider. Enjoy sampling an array of Pagan Cider’s mouthwatering ciders as we learn about the history of cider making in the Huon Valley region.

 

Just before lunch, we stop off in the foodie haven of Cygnet. Home to Tasmania’s award-winning Cygneture Chocolate factory, this beautiful old township is the perfect place to stop in to taste these delicious chocolates, hand-crafted using the Huon Valley’s finest ingredients. Savour the delectable flavours as we journey back to Home Hill vineyard for a spectacular lunch platter. Choose from a selection of seasonal dishes on our special menu, designed to showcase the best of the local flavours and fresh produce. Complement your meal with a free glass of your favourite wine, and enjoy the breathtaking views of our amazing vineyards. Built to accentuate the incredible colours, textures and natural beauty of the spectacular countryside, Home Hill was constructed using rammed earth, local hardwoods and polished cement, for a modern twist on a traditional cellar door.

 

Our final location on this whistle-stop tour of Huon Valley’s best wineries and cideries is the amazing Wille Smiths Cider. With orchards dating back to 1888, Willie Smith’s Cidery is home to Australia’s oldest organic cider, produced on site and crafted and matured in French oak to deliver a traditional farmhouse style cider, full of character and delicious local flavours. Enjoy sampling an array of different ciders as well as Willie Smith’s incredible Apple Schnapps, distilled from the Organic Apple Cider.

 

With plenty of time to peruse, taste and purchase, this amazing tour takes us on an incredible journey through the breathtaking Huon Valley, enjoying the delicious flavours of Tasmania’s finest wine, cider and chocolate makers, and uncovering the stunning natural beauty of what is arguably one of Australia’s most breathtaking regions. The ideal trip for any food and beverage aficionado, our amazing day trip ends with a complimentary transfer to your Hobart accommodation.

 

Please Note
Tour variations/cancellations may occur due to extreme weather conditions, vineyard closures, last minute changes received from vineyards or traffic disruptions. If any of these circumstances should arise, we will revise the itinerary to impact the remainder of the tour as little as possible

Children over the age of 12 may join a tour at adult prices at the discretion of management

Proof of age (over 18) must be shown to consume alcohol on any of our tours 

We do not recommend driving after our wine/cider tasting tour

Excessively drunken behaviour will not be tolerated

 

What to Bring
ID
Camera
Rainjacket (just in case!)

 

Group sizes
Between 2 and 13 passengers

 

Departures
Every Thursday June- September

 

Time
9:15am pick up from the Tasmanian Tourist Information Centre on the corner of Davey & Elizabeth Street
3:30pm drop off at your Hobart accommodation

Small print
Terms & Conditions:

Insurance and public liability

Boutique Wine Tours holds public liability insurance, however, all tours are taken on the understanding that each individual passenger be responsible for their own well being and safety, and we hold no liability if you choose to drive a vehicle after the tour completion. It is strongly recommended that you purchase your personal travel insurance before you travel, no matter how short the vacation is to ensure you are adequately covered for circumstances beyond your control i.e. cancelled/missed flights, strikes, weather conditions, sickness, inability to travel as full cancellation penalties will apply. It is advisable to contact your insurance provider for the information on the policy that best suits your travel requirements.

 

Health and safety

Whilst travelling on board our vehicle, with the exception of bottled water, there is to be no consumption of food, chocolate, drinks, alcohol or smoking. Seat belts must be worn at all times. Please respect other passengers privacy by limiting the use of mobile phones to texting only whilst onboard vehicle. Boutique wine tours encourages responsible drinking, and if it is felt in the opinion of the driver, that the comfort & safety of passengers is being compromised, or failure to take heed of the driver, the offending party shall no longer participate on the tour, they will be dropped off at a safe location and Boutique Wine Tours will arrange a taxi, and at your own personal cost, make your own way back to their accommodation.

 

Tour variations

Tour variations may occur due to extreme weather conditions, vineyard closures, last minute changes received from vineyards or traffic disruptions. If any of these circumstances should arise, Boutique Wine Tours will revise the itinerary to impact as little as possible on the remainder of the tour. 


Cancellation Policy:

For all cancellations 25% admin fee will be charged on total tour amount

For cancellations between 2 - 14 days, a 50% cancellation penalty applies on total tour amount.

For cancellations with less than 48 hours notice or "no show" 100% cancellation penalty applies on total tour amount Cancellation of Charter service.

100% cancellation of penalty applies irrespective of when booking is made General terms. If you are travelling alone we strongly recommend that you contact us to make your booking, as minimum numbers apply.

Minimum of two passengers for tour to proceed

Children over the age of 12 may join a tour at adult prices at the discretion of management

Maximum of 13 passengers per vehicle

All tours are escorted by an experienced host Proof of age may be requested at the discretion of wineries


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Boutique Wine Tours Tasmania
Corner of Davey and Elizabeth Streets Hobart Australia

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