New pop-up tasting destination for wine lovers in Tasmania
Waterton Hall Wines, a small Tasmanian wine producer with ambition, has launched a pop-up cellar door for tastings during the state's peak summer tourism period.
For the first time, the family-run Rowella vineyard is offering a pop-up cellar door experience, following the complete restoration of an on-site convict-built barn on the historic estate, which dates back to the 1850s.
Throughout January and for the first weekend of February, the cellar door offers visitors the chance to sample and buy wine direct. Waterton Hall has lifted its profile since being sold to former beef entrepreneurs David and Susan Shannon, in partnership with her brother John Carter and his wife Belinda Evans, in 2014. The property is a beautiful one with the Hall, historic outbuildings and surrounding vineyards enjoying sweeping views of the Tamar River. Vines were first planted on the site in the early 1990s and in the past two years the vineyard has expanded to a commercial size of 10 hectares with wines crafted by Winemaking Tasmania. The pop-up cellar doors will be held at Waterton Hall Wines every weekend in January and the first weekend in February, from Friday to Monday, 11am to 4pm.