The most important things in life are actually easy to get: great friends, good food and a decent bottle of wine is all you need. Combine it with travel and you will soon realize how blessed you are.
Some people say islands are metaphors for the heart. Tasmania is a magical piece of heaven which has succeeded in turning remoteness into an asset, with its unique wilderness and wonderful Tasmanian wine and food.
It is easy to number all the great foods and wines that can be found in this amazing island, but the hardest thing to do is narrow them down to only the best ones.
So, here are our top choices as to where to wine and dine while in Tasmania.
Josef Chromy Winery
This award winning combination of magnificent wines, a welcoming cellar door as well as one of the state’s most celebrated restaurants is set in the idyllic Tamar Valley. Having won over 14 trophies and 170 medals, Tasmanian wine produced in the Josef Chromy winery is a synonym of high quality.
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc are just some of the quality wines marked by character and elegance which is the primary feature of the sophisticated Tasmanian wine.
Operated by food lovers who enjoy sharing their culinary passion and experience with the world, The Agrarian Kitchen encompasses the exquisite Tasmanian food culture. This boutique food experience is located in a 19th century school house which has become the primary destination in Tasmania for learning how to grow, harvest and cook produce. The wide range of cooking classes cover everything from charcuterie, smoking and sourdough to craft beer, preserves and mouth-watering sweets and desserts.
Although just 45 minutes by boat from Tasmania’s capital, Hobart, Bruny island seems like another world away. This small getaway island contains the state’s best scenery, food and Tasmanian wine. From harvesting fresh oysters directly form the shore and tasting wines form Australia’s southernmost vineyard, to taking an award-winning Pennicott wilderness cruise before going back to Hobart via seaplane, this magnificent island offers you an unforgettable experience.
Salamanca Market is one of the biggest outdoors markets in the world where you can find absolutely anything you might need, from fresh products, ready to eat dishes and delicious local made beverages.
The weekly Farm Gate Market in Bellerive offers even more fresh products and delicious foods. These markets are the beating heart of Tasmania’s food culture. Here you can taste anything form carefully crafted cheeses and bread produced in the flour ground mill from the 19th century to rare meats and amazing sushi.
Whenever you decide to visit Tasmania and enjoy its delicious food paired with the wonderful Tasmanian wine, you will have the time of your life. Just relax and enjoy the treasures this magnificent island has to offer.