Taste of Tasmania all year round

Taste of Tasmania cellar door tastings and platter

Taste of Tasmania is available all year in the Derwent Valley

 

Taste of Tasmania need not be restricted to that hectic first week in January.

 

This taste adventure offers some of the best food, wine and spirits that Tasmania has to offer. And it will introduce you to some of Tasmania’s best kept taste secrets as well.

 

The beautiful 1825 heritage-listed The Woodbridge is at the centre of Tasmania’s deliciously fertile Derwent Valley. Scenically spectacular and abundant in premium produce, the Derwent Valley has remained delightfully ‘under the radar’. But this is changing as Tasmania’s best kept secret is becoming discovered as Tasmania’s hottest new destination.

 

Simultaneously, it has quietly evolved as Tasmania’s hottest new foodie destination. Whisky, gin, and vodka distilleries established on historic estates, are strewn throughout the valley. Recently farm-based micro-breweries and rum distilleries have all been added to the mix.

 

The valley has always been famous for its apple orchards, and for being the home of hops in Australia. All the hops in Australia originated from the Derwent Valley. Later raspberry and strawberry farms dotted all along the river ways. More recently cherry production has expanded exponentially.

 

As ‘outsiders’ have flocked to the valley to live, farming in the valley has also changed. Many new comers are passionately developing small acre farming along side the broad acre farming of old. As well as tiny boutique vineyards, they have introduced niche market gardens, small batch sheep, goat and highland cattle farming.

 

And the Valley, is, as it has always been, the heart of wild trout fishing in Tasmania.

 

Because of the produce, award-winning cooking schools and restaurants, taking advantage of the fabulous local produce, are now adding a new dimension.

 

Deliciously Derwent Package

 

The Woodbridge is offering a new package so that our guests can make the most of it all.

 

This package includes:

 

  • Breakfast each morning, watching the rowers or spotting platypus in the river below The Pavilion.

 

  • 2 course Dinner each night during your stay. Drinks are additional and our cellar proudly sources from local Tasmanian signature brands like Stefano Lubiana and Meadowbank. We also feature small, artisan vineyards producing premium small-batch wines known only to a few. And we hold some award winning wines that you are unable to access anywhere else because we have bought out the entire vintage.

 

  • 1 lunch at the highly acclaimed Agrarian Kitchen Eatery, recently listed as #1 Tasmania by The Australian. This set menu lunch will be based on local seasonal produce and designed for us by Rodney Dunn himself. The Agrarian Kitchen Eatery is an easy 10 minutes stroll from The Woodbridge. o you can drink as much as you wish, and wander back home to us or call a taxi. Beverages are additional.

 

  • a full day chauffeured ‘Spirit of the Derwent’ tour sampling wines, whisky, vodka, gin and farm-based ales. All tasting take place in beautiful, iconic settings that are worth visiting in their own right, and include a chance to look around some lovely, historic estates. Because we are aware that not everyone wants to sample all beverages, tasting charges are not included, and you can select which tastings you wish to enjoy on the day.

 

  • 1 wine tasting plus lunch platter at the award-winning Derwent Estate. The charming cellar door At Derwent Estate is a repurposed 1820’s stone cottage with expansive views over the River Derwent

 

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