As some of you may know from my adventures on social media, I have recently got back from a trip to Tasmania. The wineries of Tasmania have long been on my wine travel bucket list. Why? Because for one, everyone I know who has visited Tassie (this is what the locals call Tasmania) has loved it. And secondly, I love my Sparkling Wine and Chardonnay – which is what this cool-climate grape-growing area does very well. Plus I am also quite partial to my Pinot Noir which they do equally well. Continue reading
We visited the Velo Wines cellar door on our trip to Tassie in April. Velo are located in the Tamar Valley, just out of Launceston in northern Tasmania. We actually popped in twice, as we wanted to drop off our box of wine to send back to Gippsland, although this was going to cost more than taking it as extra luggage on the plane, so we decided against it. Continue reading
We recently cracked into a few of our Tassie wine purchases. This Pooley Wines 2017 Butchers Hill Chardonnay I fell in love with at the cellar door. By the way, the customer service was fantastic at Pooley. I also liked how Pooley and so many cellar doors have stools at the tasting bench, so you’re invited to sit, relax and really enjoy the wines. Continue reading
I am working on blog posts from our Tassie trip – I’ve just got so much to share that it’s taking a little while, so bear with me.
In the meantime though, I have been sipping on some of our purchases for inspiration. This Beautiful Isle Wines 2016 ‘White Delicious’ from northern Tasmania’s Tamar Valley is one of them. Continue reading