Monday, 26 September 2016

Exploring Tasmania's East Coast wine trail

Tasmania's East Coast is not only breathtakingly beautiful - it is also home to several outstanding wine producers, including Freycinet, Spring Vale, Milton, Devil's Corner, Gala Estate and others. 

So alongside beaches, beautiful landscapes, accessible national parks, and its relaxed pace, it is also an excellent weekend gourmet getaway with cellar doors less visited than those in the Hobart region and on the Tamar Valley Wine Route. 

The East Coast’s fresh, locally grown produce is known globally and the East Coast Wine Trail is a new route designed to further add to the region's renown, 


The East Coast Wine Trail features a range of diverse cellar doors from the ultra-modern Devil's Corner (below) to rustic Gala Estate. 


Sparkling wines shine here, but so do table wines made from pinot noir, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, pinot gris and even cabernet sauvignon. 















One of the secrets of the region's success is the fact the growing conditions are similar to many of the great wine regions of Europe - with mild summers and long autumn days creating the perfect ripening conditions for the grapes. 
















One astonishing view on the East Coast Wine Trail can be found at Devil’s Corner cellar door and lookout, which overlooks the lush wetlands of Moulting Lagoon and beyond to the ruggedly beautiful Hazards Mountains on the Freycinet Peninsula.
The East Coast Wine Trail follows the path of one of the world’s most spectacular coastal journeys—the Great Eastern Drive.
This drive begins in Orford, in the state’s south, and extends 176 kilometres north to St Helens, near the spectacular Bay of Fires.

For full details see: www.greateasterndrive.com.au/

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