Paddock, Plate and Pantry Food and Wine Tour
This tour is truly a scenic delight and a must for all food and wine lovers. There is world class produce available all throughout the Launceston area - and you'll get your chance to taste and purchase some during your day exploring the tastes and treasures of the Cradle Coast of Tasmania. Enjoy gourmet food, a light lunch, and then taste our famous Tamar Valley cool climate wines.
This tour is truly a scenic delight with vistas that echo Tasmanian heritage and produce that makes it a must for all foodies and wine lovers! With world class fare available from boutique growers and makers all through this area you’ll get your chance to taste, try and take home unique elements of the island!
Our first stop is a wine tasting at Sharmans Wines, where you can explore some of their delicious cool climate wines.
Onto historic Evandale, home of The Annual National Penny Farthing Race and to the Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Company for tastings of their award-winning sauces and jams made on site from recipes handed down from mother to daughter. You can take as much home for the pantry as you wish.
Coffee time at Hazelbrae hazelnut farm, with sampling of their hazelnut products included.
After travelling through some lovely early settlement villages, we move on to the 41 Degrees South Salmon Farm experience to taste what is arguably the best hot smoked salmon in Tasmania and their associated salmon produce.
We then travel to the Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm. This is the place you can feast on some truly delectable fresh raspberry-inspired country-style food. Enjoy the complimentary lunch and indulge in some of their delicious raspberry products, such as chocolate dipped raspberries, or rich creamy raspberry ice cream.
To further the local Tasmanian food indulgence, we drop in at the award-winning Ashgrove Farm. Here we sample unique cheeses with rich flavours, including the famous Wild Wasabi cheese, view the cheese making, all with local ingredients, and make a selection from a large range of other gourmet food and wine products from the Ashgrove Providore.
We finish the day with a visit to the Bell and Gong winery, situated within an 1830s homestead. This small winery offers a unique insight into boutique Tasmanian wine making. Francis and Simon will welcome you into their home and share an insight into their passion and lives. We will then drop you home to your accommodation with all of the food and wine treasures from your day exploring the tastes and treasures of the Cradle Coast of Tasmania.
• Wine tasting and purchase at Sharmans Wines.
• Journey through picturesque colonial villages.
• Tasting and purchase at Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Company.
• Visit the home of hazelnuts at ‘Hazelbrae’.
• Tasting and purchase of hot smoked salmon at 41 Degrees South Salmon Farm.
• Complimentary two-course lunch at Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm.
• Cheese tasting and purchase at the award-winning Ashgrove Farm.
• Enjoy breathtaking scenery and a true sample of the Tasmanian landscape.
• Travel back to Launceston for wine tasting at the Bell and Gong winery.
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NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, the rates listed are for the 2021 - 2022 season. The 2021 - 2022 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2021 - 31st March 2022. The 2022 - 2023 season rates commence on the 1st April 2022.