Spring in Tasmania is glorious and picturesque. Blossoms explode across the landscape, lambs and calves frolic in the sun and sparkling lovers marvel at the reawakening of nature with a cold glass of Tasmanian bubbles in their hands.
10. Eaglehawk Neck
The glass of Tasmanian sparkling you enjoy at Eaglehawk Neck should be a reward. Adventure is definitely the key word in this area; hiking, scuba diving, fishing, bushwalking, wildlife, cruises, it is all here. Explore to your hearts content and then sit back with a glass of bubbles to celebrate.
The best way to explore the waters of the wild west of Tasmania is on a Gordon River Cruise ship. Learn about the history of the area whilst experiencing the stunning surroundings of this World Heritage Area. This cruise will give you that “end of the earth” feeling as you glide through the incredible landscape with a glass of sparkling in hand.
Stonesthrow Launceston is one of those sneaky little hideaways that Tasmania does so well. Turn off one of the main roads of Launceston and you will find this little gem.
There is plenty of space to run around so your smalls can burn off all that energy whilst you eat amazing cheese and enjoy a glass of bubbles. Massive win.
7. Pooley Wines
The Pooley family first planted vines in the Coal River Valley back in 1985. Since then the family have 20 years of winemaking under their belt, which includes their vintage sparkling wine Matilda. Enjoy a glass or two of this delightful Tasmanian bubbles whilst admiring the heritage listed Georgian homestead of Belmont Lodge. Stunning house, great bubbles, view of the Tasmanian landscape, great escape only 25 minutes out of Hobart.
An institution in Hobart. Every Saturday morning, the Salamanca Market brings a crowd of culture, delicacies, arts and fashion. Browse and buy to your hearts content and then settle into one of the bars along Salamanca to enjoy a glass of bubbles whilst people watching, you never know who you might spot!
A hop and a skip out of Launceston is Velo Wines. You’ll be welcomed by the super friendly and ever smiling Mary Wilson, wife of Olympian and general cycling legend Michael Wilson. The two of them came back to Tasmania after living in France and Italy during Michael’s cycling years with a very fond love of wine.
Fast forward to 2014 and you can enjoy a glass or two of their Dominique sparkling wines which are aged for at least 7 years before release whilst sat in the spring sunshine on the deck.
Private island. Salmon and oyster farm. Bushwalks. Beaches. Bubbles. If you can’t work out why this is fantastic, I don’t think we can be friends.
A beautiful, natural piece of wilderness hidden in plain sight in Launceston CBD. You can choose whether you earn your glass of Tasmanian sparkling wine by taking the Zig Zag track and maybe walking to Duck Reach power station and back. The Gorge restaurant affords a striking view of The Gorge and the Tamar River and peacocks who are enthusiastically keen on becoming your friend.
Alternatively you can hop aboard a Tamar River Cruise ship and sip on something bubbly as you look out for the local birdlife and the seal that likes to come up river to have a splash around.
2. Bruny Island
Hop on the ferry to Bruny Island and explore the wilderness and beautiful coastline. Or drink bubbles whilst eating oysters and magnificent cheese. Your choice. Ideally do both. Repeatedly.
The ultimate weekend for anyone who loves Tasmanian sparkling wine. Join sparkling wine producers from Apogee, House of Arras, Bay of Fires, Frogmore Creek, Delamere Vineyards, Josef Chromy, Barringwood, Spring Vale, Moorilla, Pipers Brook, Stefano Lubiana, Fryecinet, Jansz and Clover Hill for two days of fun. Masterclasses, Grand Tastings, Dinners and a relaxing Bubbles and Beats are all on the agenda for the inaugural celebration of Tasmanian sparkling wine, which is not to be missed. http://www.effervescencetasmania.com