Glorious Cellar Doors of Tasmania

By Halliday Wine Companion for Holm Oak, Pipers Brook, Freycinet Vineyards, Clover Hill, and Pooley Wines.

28 Jun, 2019

Although the smallest Australian state, Tasmania produce some of our finest wines, and these charming cellar doors are dedicated to showcasing just that.

Clover Hill Cellar Door

Clover Hill

Celebrated for their mastery in crafting wines of elegance, refinement, and of utmost quality, Clover Hill offer wine experiences to be cherished forever. Situated at the peak of the valley, inspiring views overlook the glistening vineyards, and along with the earthy colours and tactile materials that welcome in the outdoor environment, their friendly and knowledgeable staff are happy to guide you through their collections. Enjoy your wine among the beauty of your surrounds, and why not order a cheese platter to top the luxury? Sparkling wines aside (being Clover Hills most prominent styles) their Idiom collection is their still range, and cannot be missed.

Perfect for: Relishing in utter luxury, both in scenery and wine, of one of Tasmania's finest wineries. Open during summer daily from 10am to 4:30pm, and during winter closed Mondays, open 11am to 4.30pm (Tuesday to Thursday), and 10.30am to 4.30pm (Friday to Sunday).

On pour: Cuvée non vintage, cuvée rose non vintage, classic vintage cuvée brut, cuvée exceptionnelle blanc de blancs, cuvée exceptionnelle rose, cuvée prestige late disgorged brut, pinot gris, chardonnay, pinot noir. | 60 Clover Hill Rd, Lebrina | 03 6395 6114

Holm Oak

Holm Oak’s cellar door yields a rustic charm, to all that adventure off the beaten track and discover it. Situated amidst breathtaking vineyards, taste whatever it is you desire that visit, whether that be dry and sweet, light and full-bodied, or contemporary drops completely different from the rest. A complimentary tasting will mark your greeting, while many enjoy their wine flight pinot noir tasting that provides an in-depth exploration of a particular style of vintage. Curate your own food platter, picking from a range of local produce, select your preferred wine, and indulge on the deck, sensory garden, or picnic rug all afternoon.

Perfect for: Adventuring through Tasmania and discovering hidden gems as Holm Oak. Open from 11am to 5pm (September to May), and from 11am to 4pm (June to August).

On pour: Riesling, arneis, pinot gris, chardonnay, pinot noir, cabernet franc, shiraz, cabernet merlot. | 11 W Bay Rd, Rowella | 03 6394 7577

Pipers Brook Vineyard

Pipers Brook

Nestled in the heartland of this magnificent wine country lives Pipers Brook Vineyards. Not only are they home to some of Australia’s most sought after wines, but their pinot noir, pinot grigio, and sparkling are often named the must-try bottles of the state. Wander through the historic vines, on a self-tour through the land, and when you’re done, reward your senses with a glass (or two) of their estate-grown examples. An accompanying menu caters to all budgets and flavour palates, and is thoroughly considered to compliment the wines on offer.

Perfect for: Embarking on an adventure of your own within peaceful vineyards, topped with premier wines from the estate. Open daily from 11am to 4pm.

On pour: Sparkling, sauvignon blanc, riesling, chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, gewurtztraminer, rose, pinot noir. | 1216 Pipers Brook Road, Pipers Brook | 03 6382 7555

Freycinet Vineyards

Freycinet Vineyard

A family bound by passion and gentle loving care is that extra ‘wow’ you may taste in wines from Freycinet Vineyards. The fruits are handled delicately from the vineyards, and then hand crafted into premium, single vineyard wines, parading the intricacies of the particular land they call home. Fruit purity, which transpires to compelling tastes and aromas, are of key importance to this winemaking family, and it’s only noted through their excelling collections. Expect a family-owned atmosphere, characterised by warm and welcoming staff, and if that’s not enough of a reason to cosy down at Freycinet Vineyards, a comprehensive and complimentary wine tasting is their gift to all guests.  

Perfect for: Feeling the warmth of a family-run winery, and wines that are treated with utmost tender loving care. Open daily from 10am to 5pm (September to May), and from 10am to 4.30pm  (June to August).

On pour: Sparkling, riesling, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, pinot noir, shiraz, cabernet/merlot, botrytis dessert wine. | 15919 Tasman Hwy, Bicheno | 03 6257 8574

Pooley Wines Cellar Door

Pooley Wines

Whether it be a casual wine sipping you’re after, or an informative affair guided through many varieties, Pooley Wine’s boutique cellar door will ensure you’re at ease and in the best of company. Being the only third generation family wine company of Tasmania, guests are welcomed to their heritage-listed Belmont property in Richmond, where the wines poured are raised between two thriving vineyards, just 12 kilometres apart. Along with a desirable glass of some of Tasmania’s finest, enjoy a family-friendly atmosphere, casual lunch of woodfired pizzas (from Friday to Sunday) and premier platters available seven days a week. 

Perfect for: Enjoying an entire day at this charming estate, and finishing many woodfired pizzas. Open daily from 10am to 5pm.

On pour: Aromatic whites, riesling, chardonnay, pinot noir, cabernet, syrah (subject to seasonal availability). | 1431 Richmond Rd, Richmond | 03 6260 2895

Find everything you need to know about Tasmania in our essential guide.

This article was produced in partnership with Holm Oak, Pipers Brook, Freycinet Vineyards, Clover Hill, and Pooley Wines.