Richmond Bridge and a family of ducks
Credti: Alastair Bett
Your driver guide will pick you up in a private vehicle at either 11:00am or 1:00pm and take you across the Tasman Bridge and into the Coal River Valley towards the historic village of Richmond.
You will travel into the rich green farmlands of the Coal River Valley and visit three of the area’s best wineries. The amazing conditions of this valley have been compared to regions such as Burgundy in France. Its longer growing season produces a more character rich grape and some signature Tasmanian cool climate wines.
Your winery stops include Coal Valley Vineyard, with its wall to ceiling windows, stunning views and multi award winning Pinot Noir. You will visit to the Riversdale Estate run by its sixth generation family and home to the largest privately owned vineyard in the Coal River Valley. Be spoilt with a stop at Puddleduck Vineyard, known for its lovely collection of ducks and native birds, excellent sparkling and sustainable practices.
Along the way you will drop in to see Wicked Cheese, a family owned boutique cheesemaker and see the cheese as its being made. Free tastings of their range are available as well as the ability to peruse their provedore shop stocked with a large range of other Tasmanian cheeses and gourmet products such as locally grown olive oil, fruit pastes and chocolate.
You will then venture into the historic Richmond Village where you will visit Richmond Bakery, famous for its delicious Scallop Pies. Then take a stroll around and see the villages elegant Georgian architecture and beautiful heritage buildings which are now home to galleries, tea shops, craft boutiques and museums. A big highlight is a visit to see the friendly ducks gathered around the Richmond Bridge and St John’s Catholic Church, both famous for being the oldest of its type in use in Australia.
Richmond Food & Wine Tour