Winter like a local
Tasmanians have honed the art of celebrating winter. Do like the locals do – layer up and throw yourself into festivals and feasts, gather around fires, bask in the warmth. Walk further, dance harder. Come join us.Read more
Take a crackling fire and a winter’s day. Add wine or whisky (or cider or vodka or craft beer).
It’s the recipe for Tasmanian warmth.
Why simply taste when you can distil your own or put the final touches on a personal bottle or barrel? Get botanical with a gin-blending masterclass, and seal the deal on a bottle of whisky as you wax-seal one you’ve poured direct from the barrel. Fancy more than just a bottle? You can always buy and fill your own whisky barrel at Old Kempton Distillery. Roll up your sleeves and DIY at the following:
Southern Wild Distillery - S.Group
Wherever you travel in Tasmania, a cellar door is never far away, and winter is the season when many are at their cosiest. Open fires – which you might share with the winemaker’s dog – add comfort to the good cheer at the island’s family-run wineries, and there are cellar doors with pizza ovens, restaurants and even house-made grappa for a truly warming tipple. Warm up inside and out with a winter tasting:
Pipers Brook - Jarrad Seng
Spring Beach, Lisa Kuilenburg
“The warming effect of whisky is a bit like a hug on the inside, and it’s never better than by the sea, overlooking Spring Bay on Tasmania’s east coast, the heartland of Tasmanian seafood and cool-climate wines.”
Suzy Brett, Spring Bay Distillery