In part two of our “Adult Guide to the Best Weekend in Hobart” series, we start off the day by enjoying a beautiful breakfast on the Salamanca waterfront before taking an “Ageing Barrels” wine tour to the Coal River Valley vineyards to enjoy some great wine, food and cheeses.

The Coal River Valley is located less than half-an-hour North-East from Hobart and the east coast’s mild climate creates perfect growing conditions for the state’s premium fresh produce, from sweet berries and nuts to fine cool climate wines, award-winning cheeses and the freshest seafood imaginable.

The region has long attracted passionate growers, wine producers, cheesemakers and chefs that have sought a peaceful retreat from city life.


Tasmania’s cool climate, mild summers and long autumn days are ideal for cool-climate wine making. In fact and has resulted in Tasmania winning wine awards since the 1840s.

Wineries within easy reach of Hobart offers an impressive range of cool-climate wines that include riesling, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, cabernet sauvignon, pinot gris, and gewurztraminer.

Hobart’s local wine region enjoys an international reputation as a leading producer of some of Australia’s premium wines and their pinot noir and sparkling wines win high praise from wine judges and critics alike.

In the south of Tasmania, the Derwent, Coal River and Huon Valleys together comprise the Southern Wine Route and are all within an easy drive of Hobart.

Each route offers a range of wine styles for tasting from cellar doors, many in a beautiful setting with stunning views.

After a great day exploring the magnificent Coal wineries, we then closed down the weekend by indulging in some amazing seafood at the well known Blue Eye Restaurant back in Salamanca.


Hobart travel websites to explore while planning your visit –

Tourism Australia – Hobart Guide
Aging Barrel Wine Tours
Blue Eye Seafood Restaurant

Please make sure that you also check out our “Adult Guide to Hobart Day One” Video

John & Karen