Josef Chromy Wines Winery Tour Including Tasting and Lunch
Enjoy a winery tour, tasting and lunch at Josef Chromy Wines, a state-of-the-art winery located near Launceston. Surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens and vineyards, the winery offers a range of cool-climate wines, delicious food and warm service. Start by walking in the vineyard and learning about the estate’s high-tech winemaking process. Sip some samples served by a friendly wine expert then head to a 2-course lunch paired with wine. Itís the perfect way to explore Tasmanian wine country.Make your way to Josef Chromy Wines, conveniently located just a 15-minute drive south of Launceston. Start your experience at the winery, where you get a behind-the-scenes look at Josef Chromy’s winemaking process. Take a short walk in the vineyard with your host for an opportunity to learn how grapes develop throughout the season, and how those notes and flavors you taste start on the vine. Then head inside to see some of the high-tech equipment that Josef Chromy uses, including a German-made press that extracts the juice at low pressures to get more delicate and aromatic flavors. You’ll also hear about how founder Chromy immigrated to Australia in 1950 and gradually built a successful food and wine business.Sample some of the wines that are not yet finished and compare them with more mature wines. Known for its pinot noir, chardonnay, riesling, pinot gris and sauvignon blanc, the winery offers up to 20 varieties for sampling. After seeing the winemaking process from field to bottle, head to the cellar door for lunch. Located in the estate’s original homestead, a renovated building that dates to the 1880s, the cellar door (Aussie lingo for a tasting room) has great views of the surrounding gardens, vineyards and lake. Enjoy a relaxed 2-course lunch that features the chefís selection of tasty dishes, all made with fresh regional produce. Each course is paired with a tasting glass of Josef Chromyís white and red wines for you to savor with your food.After a 2.5-hour tour, tasting and lunch, you are free to head out or spend more time at the winery at your leisure.