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At Josef Chromy Wines, a high-tech winery whose modern production facility sits amid a beautiful vineyard landscape near Launceston, enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour to learn how Tasmania’s cool-climate grapes are turned into varietals like pinot noir and sauvignon blanc. Stroll through the vineyard with a winery host and see some of the winemaking equipment before a wine-tasting session that includes both mature and young wines. Then enjoy a 2-course lunch with wine pairings in the tasting room, located in a renovated building that dates back to the 1880s. This tour does not include transportation.

Highlights

  • 2.5-hour winery tour, tasting and lunch at Josef Chromy
  • Take a short walk in the vineyard to learn how grapes are cultivated
  • Hear about the state-of-the-art technology used to bring out the flavors of cool-climate Tasmanian grapes
  • Sample both young and mature wines at the tasting room
  • Savor a 2-course lunch paired with wine
  • Enjoy the professionalism and knowledge of the winery’s friendly staff
  • Take in views of the vineyards, lake and gardens surrounding the winery

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is one of Australia's 'Ultimate Winery Experiences,' a collection of Australia’s premium wineries offering top-notch experiences focused on world-class wines, warm and knowledgeable hospitality, and culinary excellence.

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What You Can Expect

Josef Chromy Wines Winery Tour Including Tasting and Lunch

Josef Chromy Wines

When you arrive at Josef Chromy Wines, an approximate 15-minute drive south of Launceston, your relaxing and educational experience begins with a brief walk through the vineyard with your winery host, who tells you about Tasmania’s cool-climate grapes, how they grow through the year and how the different flavors you may recognize when you drink a glass of wine start on the vine.

Your behind-the-scenes tour continues with a look at state-of-the-art winemaking equipment like a German-made press that extracts juice from the grapes at a low pressure in order to obtain more aromatic yet delicate flavors. Enjoy samples of a few wines that are still aging, and compare them with more mature varietals; the winery offers up to 20 varietals for sampling, including favorites like chardonnay, riesling, pinot noir, pinot gris and sauvignon blanc. You’ll also hear about the winery’s founder, who immigrated to Australia in 1950 and slowly built a successful food and wine operation.

Now that you’ve been introduced to the winemaking process from vineyard to bottle, head to the cellar door (Aussie lingo for a tasting room). Located inside the property’s original homestead from the 1880s, the renovated cellar door boasts views of the vineyards, gardens and lake. Sit down to your 2-course lunch—a chef’s selection of dishes made with regional produce—and enjoy a tasting glass of white and red wines with each course.

At the end of your 2.5-hour experience, you may leave the winery at your leisure.

Customer Reviews

Philip H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This trip was worth every cent. Following the wine tasting, we had an extensive tour of the wine making facility followed by a magnificent lunch. It is such a marvellous venue with sweeping views of the manicured estate, vineyards and countryside beyond.Our guide,Dan?,was professional and friendly.We were unfamiliar with the Pinot grape and wines so this was an educational experience as well.

deephill

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

In a word, Excellent.
Lovely wine in a beautiful setting, outstanding staff, an informative tour then fantastic food in an elegant restaurant. Simply marvellous.

Barry M

4 star rating: Recommended March 2016

It was a very informative, pleasant tour. The tour guide was full of information and quite passionate about the wines and winery.
The meals at the restaurant were were very enjoyable and so were the wines we had with it.

Paul M

4 star rating: Recommended November 2015

Excellent winery and inspiring story of Josef Chromy.

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