In the heart of Hobart’s colourful dock precinct, you will embark on an exclusively Tasmanian wine experience at the Gasworks Cellar Door.
There's no better way to introduce yourself to the wonderful cool-climate wines of Tasmania - meet some of the characters who have shaped the island's wine-growing heritage: dating back to Captain Bligh of “The Bounty” fame - the grapes we grow and the places we grow them - and gain a unique insight into how perfectly hand-crafted wines and fine local produce complement each other.
With 16 Tasmanian wines always on tasting, a knowledgeable wine expert to guide you through the ever-changing labels, a stylish interior design, and fascinating information about the island's wines and history- this is no ordinary tasting experience.
With its sandstone facade and tall brick chimney, it's clear that the Gasworks complex has an industrial past. The cylindrical gasometer tank that once stored coal-gas is gone, but this is the place where coal was burned to generate the gas that lit the streets of Hobart and cooked food in the kitchens of inner-city suburbs. The Cellar Door itself is located in the original Gasworks head office, where high ceilings, polished Tasmanian oak floors and a sweeping timber staircase reflect the importance of the enterprise from the late 1850s.
Your guide will introduce each wine in detail, talking about the region, the climate and the winemaking techniques that create each one's special character.
To taste your way around the Cellar Door, you purchase a tasting card for $10.
The 12-wine card gives you the widest options; while the 3-wines card lets you savour a trio of your choice.
The tastings add up to a total of three standard drinks - you can spit of course, but with most of these premium wines, you won't want to!