My Top 5 – Best Hobart Wine Tours

A Hobart wine tour is the perfect way to explore this booming boutique wine region in southern Tasmania. There are plenty of options, and in this guide I show you the very best!

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Stunning views from Coal Valley Vineyard
The views are stunning from Coal Valley Vineyard

If you love your wine tours, Hobart is the place to be! 

In only 30 minutes you can find yourself kicking back with a world-class cool-climate pinot or riesling in hand, log fire at your back, soaking up Tasmania’s epic scenery.

And don’t forget, when you choose a wine tour no one needs to be the designated driver, meaning everyone will enjoy a fun day out 👍

Derwent Estate Vineyard - Hobart Wine Tours
Derwent Estate Vineyard - The perfect destination on your Hobart wine tour

The last 20 years have seen many new wineries pop up across southern Tasmania, and it is exciting to see wine-makers not only smashing out some cracking traditional reds and whites, but also introducing us to some obscure varieties that thrive in Tasmania’s unique terroir and climate.

It’s not just the wines either. Foodies have been raving about Tasmania’s gourmet produce for years now, and on nearly every tour you will experience either a delicious spread of gourmet Tassie food for lunch, or at the very least a cheese or chocolate tasting!

Are your taste buds singing? Are you pining for a wining? Are you on the stalk for cork?

I’ve got quick links in the table below, or you can keep reading to find the perfect Hobart wine tour for your Tassie road trip.

The Derwent ExperienceUltimate Drinks TourFull Day$195

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StelaVinoStelaVino Wine TourFull Day$275

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Ageing Barrel ToursValleys of VinoFull Day$195

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Boutique Wine ToursMONA and WineFull Day$159

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Drink TasmaniaGreat Eastern Tasting TourFull Day$295

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Choosing your Hobart wine tour

There are five wine regions within easy reach of Hobart, and one that lies further afield.

Coal River Valley – 20 minutes north of Hobart (and where I call home!). Sunny and dry. Pinots, chardonnays, rieslings. One of the best foodie destinations in Tasmania and lots of colonial history.

Derwent Valley – 20 minutes north of Hobart. Warm and sunny. Pinots, chardonnays and excellent sparkling whites. Beautiful views, especially in autumn. Emerging foodie hotspot.

Huon Valley – 30 minutes south of Hobart. Cool and wet. Pinots and chardonnays. Gorgeous valley, and a mecca for cider lovers.

D’Entrecasteaux Channel – 30 minutes south of Hobart. Cool and temperate maritime environment. Pinots. Beautiful coastal scenery. Delicious artisanal food.

Moorilla Estate – Northern suburbs of Hobart. Pinots and syrahs. One of Tasmania’s earliest vineyards. Home of the MONA museum and MOO Brew beers.

Freycinet – 2 hours north east of Hobart. Pinots, sauvignon blancs, chardonnays. Breathtaking scenery. Excellent winery lunch options.

Enjoy Pooley Wines on your Hobart Wine Tour
The grounds, the wine, the history - you get it all at Pooley Wines | &#x1f4f7: Nick Osborne

There are also plenty wine tour companies that offer wine tours in Hobart, each offering one or more wine tour options across the various regions.

Instead of going into detail on every single company, to ensure my recommendations are as relevant as possible I thought i would only focus on those that specialise in wine. You want the best experience and that is exactly what these companies provide!

But who to choose?

While reviewing all the companies it became clear to me that each one targets a slightly different type of traveller and wine lover.

Some offer a fun day out close to Hobart, while others travel as far afield as Freycinet on the East Coast. Some focus on luxury and comfort, while others are targeted at hardcore ‘winos’.

Keep reading for an overview of each, and book the one that suits you best!

The Derwent Experience

Discover the stunning landscapes and wineries of Hobart, the Coal River Valley and the beautiful Derwent Valley – this is the best of the best!

The Derwent Experience
The Derwent Experience

If you want to savour the incredible cool-climate wines for which Tasmania is so famous, but without the need for a designated driver, then you should get in touch with Sam from The Derwent Experience.

Gourmet delights underpin all his tours, but it’s the wineries of the Derwent Valley and Coal River Valleys where his passion truly lies, and the tour that sums up this idyllic location best is his incredible ‘Ultimate Drinks Tour‘ 🍾🍷🍺

Generous tastings (30 all up!) at 4 or more wonderful venues in the valley. Wine is the hero, but you’ll also get the opportunity to taste local gin, rum, ales, ciders & more – even a cheese platter for a light lunch 🧀

Sam always goes the extra step for all his customers and he is currently offering Lappers a generous 10% discount on all tours when you use the LAPOFTAS code in your online booking – the perfect way to stretch your holiday dollar a little further 😊

I absolutely love what Sam is doing to showcase this magical region of Tasmania to visitors, and I can’t recommend his tours highly enough.

Regions: Hobart | Coal River Valley | Derwent Valley

Length: Full-day tour

TripAdvisor: ★★★★★

Cost: $195pp

StelaVino Guided Wine Tours

A fun, relaxing day tasting and learning about Tasmanian wines – no wine snobs!  

Stelavino Hobart Wine Tour
Happy sippers on a StelaVino wine tour | Photo: Supplied

StelaVino is a little bit different to most companies. 

Unlike the others, they pick the wineries  based on seasonality and daily operations of the vineyards.

This means you won’t know  the exact itinerary until the day before your tour, but the upside is that StelaVino is the only company to operate across the four big regions close to Hobart – so you know it’s going to be the best of the best!

Your tour guide, Stel, is a veteran of the wine industry, and he promises…

“StelaVino wine tours will leave you smiling and satisfied after a day among the vines…and will have you looking like a wine expert at your next get together with your wine loving friends.”

This tour lasts a full day and will take you to 5 of the best wineries near Hobart. Lunch is included and you also have the chance to do a cheese tasting as well.

Regions: Coal River Valley | Derwent Valley | Huon Valley | D’Entrecasteaux Channel

Length: Full-day tour

TripAdvisor: ★★★★★

Cost: $275pp

Ageing Barrel Tours

Enjoy the finer things in life and relax in luxury as you taste your way between the delightful wineries of southern Tasmania.

Visit Home Hill winery on your Hobart Wine Tour
Home Hill in the Huon Valley has been winning plenty of awards | Photo: Tourism Tasmania & Nick Osborne

There’s absolutely no pressure at all on a day among the vines with Ageing Barrel Tours

These tours are all about fun, conversation and enjoying life to the fullest among friends or friends-to-be.

If you enjoy your little luxuries you’ll also be pleased to hear that their vehicles are among the most opulent and comfortable you’ll find on a tour in Tasmania.

“We don’t do tours – we deliver experiences to remember; premier wines, local people & their stories, local produce and all amongst the backdrop of Southern Tassie’s amazing scenery.”

There are 4 full-day tours available of the various wine regions – we love the Valleys of Vino tour that covers both the Coal River Valley and Derwent Valley.

If you’re keen to splash out they also offer a Wine Indulgence Private Tour.

Regions: Coal River Valley | Derwent Valley | Huon Valley | Freycinet

Length: Full-day tours

TripAdvisor: ★★★★★

Cost: From $195pp

Boutique Wine Tours Tasmania

Tight for time? These fantastic tours let you spend half your day wine tasting, and the other half exploring southern Tasmania’s best attractions.

Enjoy a wine tasting at Moorilla Estate on your Hobart Wine Tour
Indulge your senses in the Moorilla Estate Barrel Room | &#x1f4f7: Adam Gibson

If you like the idea of a wine tour but feel that a full day is too much, then you’ll love the three options from Boutique Wine Tours Tasmania.

The Coal River Valley wine region lies at the heart of all their tours, and you’re guaranteed to have a fun time tasting your way around 3 of the best wineries, plus a bonus stop at Wicked Cheese. 

The good thing is that you can also choose to spend time exploring either:

  • Historic Richmond Village; or
  • MONA Museum
If you only have limited time in Hobart then these tours are the perfect way to get the best of both worlds!

“What sets us apart, is the great relationships we have developed with cellar door staff (and) the vineyard owners…we love what we do, and so do the people you meet on tour.”

All three tours are fantastic, but we really like the idea behind their MONA and Wine Experience.

This eclectic museum is a crazy, surreal, thought-provoking and downright bizarre experience – and that’s before you add a morning full of wine tasting 😀 – and it’s a must for any visitor to Tasmania!

Regions: Coal River Valley

Length: Half-day and full-day tours

TripAdvisor: ★★★★★

Cost: From $159pp

Drink Tasmania

Sip on delicious Tasmanian wines on this fantastic food and wine tour, just across the water from iconic Freycinet National Park.

Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Take in the panoramic views of Freycinet from Devil's Corner Cellar Door | Photo: Lusy Productions;

The Great Eastern Tasting Tour by Drink Tasmania might sound like it only focuses on food, but it’s actually a nicely balanced food and wine tour – and also happens to be one of the best ways of soaking up the sweeping landscapes of Freycinet with a glass of your favourite red or white in hand!

The East Coast of Tasmania has received a lot of attention from both investors and wine-lovers in recent years. The climate and terroir results in some sensational wines and you couldn’t ask for a better view on this tour as you slowly taste your way through 3 wineries, a distillery and tasting house – including a gourmet seafood and wood-fired pizza lunch.

“Let Drink Tasmania take you on the ultimate exclusive small group wining and dining experience!”

This tour typically runs twice per week and you’ll love the fact that numbers are capped at only 11, so you know it’s going to be a personalised experience.

Wineries you will visit include Springvale, Freycinet and Devil’s Corner – while the foodie experiences are provided at ever-popular Devils Corner Vineyard and the hidden gem that is Craigie Knowe.

Regions: Apslawn and Cranbrook (East Coast)

Length: Full-day tour

TripAdvisor: ★★★★★

Cost: $295pp

Other wine tours in Hobart

Other good companies offering wine tours in Hobart include:

  • Apple Isle Wine Tours – Good wines and the best lunch venue (Frogmore Creek)

Where to stay in Hobart

To help with your planning I’ve also reviewed all the hotels, apartment and caravan park options in and around Hobart. 

All my recommendations are within easy walking distance of Brooke Street Pier, where many companies start their wine tours.


Award-winning MACq 01 is right on the waterfront and is the best inner-city luxury option. 


For a great all-rounder suiting couples and families, you can’t beat the RACT/RACV Apartment Hotel near Salamanca. It’s just minutes from the Salamanca Markets!


For a cute and quirky budget option have a look at the Alabama Hotel in central Hobart. These guys make a mean cocktail at their awesome little balcony bar.

My final thoughts on Hobart wine tours

I hope you like this overview of all the wine tour options in Hobart, and have found a tour that suits your style of travel.

If you can’t tell already, I love my wines here at the Lap of Tasmania, and I only wish that I could try all the tours on offer 😂

I love getting feedback, so if you do happen to experience one of these tours I’d love to hear from you over at the Lap of Tasmania Facebook Group!

Happy travels,


Travel planning resources

Tasmania’s remote location means there are internet ‘black spots’ across the island. 

A hard copy travel guide or map is the perfect backup, and we love the range from Lonely Planet.

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Andrew Strikis

Andrew is an award-winning travel writer and photographer from Tasmania. Over the last 10 years he has been an advocate for Tasmanian tourism, working with and supporting many of Tasmania's prominent organisations such as Tourism Northern Tasmania, Hobart and Beyond, and MONA. Together with his wife he enjoys exploring Tasmania by road, and he looks forward to helping others plan and enjoy their own Lap of Tasmania road trip.


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