Tuck Into Bed Post-Sipping and Swirling at These Tasmania Winery Stays

Domescapes Tasmania winery accommodation

Tasmania’s sparkling wines are internationally recognised, while the state’s Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling are highly regarded in Australia. Unfortunately, many of Tassie’s wines can be hard to find on the mainland.

Luckily, if you visit, they’re easily accessible and you’ll be spoilt for choice. The state has nearly 200 wineries you can drop into to taste their options and pick some favourites to go home with. Conveniently, many of the wineries have accommodation on their grounds. So, after you’ve finished sipping and swirling, you don’t have to travel too far to sleep.

Ahead, we share some of the best Tasmania winery accommodations in the state’s main wine regions Tamar Valley, Coal River Valley and the East Coast. Cheers to these stays.

Riversdale Estate, Cambridge

Riversdale Estate, a 15-minute drive from Hobart, is a family-owned property in the Coal River Valley, growing wine grapes since 1824. Stay in one of the property’s seven French Provincial cottages, overlooking its vineyard and the valley. Each cottage sleeps four, plus an extra person if you order a rollaway bed.

Armalong Winery Chalets, Grindelwald

Armalong Winery Chalets is in the town of Grindelwald, a 20-minute drive from Launceston. Each of its 12 rooms has views of the valley and river. The accommodation has its own winery attached to it you can visit, or drive a little further to taste drops from Velo Winery and Stoney Rise Vineyard.

Lisdillon Estate, Little Swanport

Lisdillon is a historic town on the East Coast home to a vineyard, established in 2009, and boutique accommodation. Choose from five cottages, accommodating two to five guests. After trying the winery’s cool-climate red and white varieties, retire to your cottage to change for a swim in the sea at the property’s privately owned beach.

Lisdillon Estate
Image: Lisdillon Estate

Charles Reuben Estate, Tea Tree

A 30-minute drive outside Hobart, Charles Reuben Estate is a family-run distillery and winery that prides itself on its small-scale production and not following drinks trends. The estate has just one cottage, Pinot Cottage, for guests to book. Renovated in 2014, it features two bedrooms, a full kitchen and a lounge and dining area.

Iron Creek Bay, Sorell

Iron Creek Bay accommodation is set on a 60-hectare estate with a winery and orchard, growing cherries, apricots, apples and grapes. It features 22 basic rooms and 15 guest pavilions that come in three, four or five-bedroom configurations. Base yourself here on a Tassie stay, and day trip to Hobart, a 30-minute drive away.

Domescapes Tasmania, Sidmouth

One of the most unique Tasmania winery accommodations is Domescape Tasmania, a geodesic dome. From the comfort of the insulated and heated dome, gaze through its clear ceiling to the starry sky beyond. Guests are encouraged to visit the Swinging Gate Cellar Door for a free wine tasting where you can meet the property’s owners Nellie and Doug. The domes are along the Tamar Wine Trail, home to 32 vineyards.

Domescapes Tasmania winery accommodation
Image: Domescapes Tasmania

Nest@Waterton Hall

Opened in 2021, Nest@Waterton Hall is a one-bedroom pod, once an 1850s English garden building. Today, it’s on an estate with Shiraz vineyards, part of the Tamar Valley Wine Trail. After a day or afternoon of wine tasting, relax in its living room with views of the Tamar River. When evening rolls around, light its slow-combustion fireplace.

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