Tasmania - tasting trails

Tasmania is bursting with passionate producers and authentic paddock-to-plate experiences – many you will find along the island’s scenic ever changing tasting trails. Tasmania - tasting trails
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Tassie tasting trails

  • Tasmania
  • Four days

Tasmania is bursting with passionate producers and authentic paddock-to-plate experiences – many you will find along the island’s scenic ever changing tasting trails.


 

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Explore Hobart’s blossoming food scene with Gourmania Food Tours and Bespoke Tasmania
  • Meet and talk to local artisans, growers, and producers at Hobart’s Farm Gate Market
  • Take a whisky and beer tour with Drink Tasmania to visit paddock-to-bottle distilleries and breweries
  • Dates: Before or after event program

Treat your taste buds as food trails reveal Tasmania’s local, fresh produce at providores, farm gates and cellar doors. You’ll find innovative chefs and producers willingly open up and spill the beans on the local food scene. Prepare for degustation journeys along scenic tasting trails, tasting award winning whisky, wine, beer and cider. We’ve reserved some time to sneak in a wee dram of some of the world’s best whisky, visit Mona museum, or drive to kunanyi / Mount Wellington for stunning views over Hobart.

DAY 1: CITY FOOD TOURS AND ART INJECTED DINING

Mona wine bar, Hobart, TAS

Morning
This morning, arrive in Hobart with time to explore Salamanca Place lined with Georgian sandstone warehouses built in the 1830s once storing grain, whale oil, apples and imported goods from around the world. Wander beneath stone arches to find eateries, art galleries, artist’s spaces, handcrafted jewellery stores, and fashionable boutiques. 

Afternoon
This afternoon join Gourmania Food Tours City Tour to taste fresh seafood, nibble cheeses and sip wine. With a local at your side, weave your way through Hobart’s streets and laneways learn the city’s history and fine food secrets – straight from the edgy foodies shaping the Tasmanian food experience.

Evening
This evening Mona’s restaurants impress. The Source injects a fine dining spin on local produce. The Golden Hour delivers a moving feast, diners moving outside to heated granite seats under James Turrell’s Amarna (2015). Watch art manipulate setting sunlight in seductive ways. 

 

DAY 2: GUIDED BEER AND WHISKY TOUR

Tasmanian whisky, Hobart, Tasmania

Morning 
This morning take a beer and whisky tour with Drink Tasmania. Visit three to four distilleries and breweries to taste single malt whiskies or inventive brews. Meet the whisky makers and brewers and be shown how traditional techniques are turning out award winning whisky and beer.

Afternoon
Your afternoon is open. A short drive will lead you to summit views over Hobart on kunanyi / Mount Wellington; rainforests, waterfalls and alpine wilderness at Mt Field National Park; Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary; or Bangor Wine and Oyster Shed where you can see the oyster farm and vines from your table.

Evening 
This evening dine at Franklin restaurant located in an old Ford showroom (c. 1923). The kitchen in the centre of the restaurant means the team prepares their fine fare before your very eyes. The changing menu focuses on locally sourced produce – some of which the chefs forage for themselves.

 

DAY 3: FARM-TO-FORK FOOD TOURS AND ARTISAN MARKETS 

Farm Gate Market, Hobart, Tasmania

Morning
This morning join Madi Peattie at Hobart’s Farm Gate Market, where you’ll meet the local traders who grow and raise their own food. Artisan producers bring olive oil, cool-climate wine, boutique spirits, artisan breads, and tables are laden with heritage and heirloom varieties, and food from the land and sea.

Afternoon
This afternoon Bespoke Tasmania takes you on a tailored farm-to-fork private tour to meet with artisan producers and taste island flavours direct from the farm. With a seasonal twist tours may include craft beer, vigneron meetings, sheep cheese producers and a world first – sheep’s whey vodka. 

Evening
This evening The Glass House wine bar and restaurant at the end of the Brooke Street Pier will serve you Tasmanian inspired mod-Asian small plates with 280-degree water views. Secure private seats in The Keep and a bottle of rare whisky in the ‘Whiskey Locker’ for when you next return.  

 

DAY 4: RAISE A GLASS TO TASMANIAN ARTISANS

Bruny Island Cheese cellar door, Hobart, Tasmania

Morning
This morning relax and enjoy a glass of wine and a cheese platter before departing Hobart. Call into Bruny Island Cheese’s Hobart Cellar Door open from 10am. You’ll find it tucked under the stairs in the Salamanca Arts Centre. It showcases all of their cheeses and a range of artisan Tasmanian produce.