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Journeys : Oct Nov 2010
October / November 2010 97 Show Your Card & Save please present your RACT card prior to your quotation or purchase Save up to 15% with selected Tasmanian wine and food producers wine & food selections with RACT VisitVineyards.com RACT members get set to discover the best of Tasmania’s wine and food – for less! At VisitVineyards.com we’re busily working with producers to provide you with exclusive discounts when you visit wineries, vineyards, food growers and makers, microbreweries and more. Here’s a small selection for you to enjoy around our island state. Travelling near Launceston? Relax over delicious food and taste superb wine in idyllic surroundings at Josef Chromy in Relbia, or for all things perfectly pinot from Tasmania and beyond, visit Michele at Pinot Shop. The Tamar Valley offers some beautiful river views and vineyards aplenty. Visit Goaty Hill Wines and join their journey of learning about, sharing and enjoying Tasmanian wine. Across the Batman Bridge is the historic cellar door at Three Wishes Vineyard, offering award-winning pinot noir, chardonnay and riesling. Or for something a little different, immerse yourself in histor y at the Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre. Along the North-West Coast, drop into Ashgrove Cheese – the only Australian cheese-maker specialising in English country-style cheeses, along with some uniquely Tasmanian flavours. Take in award-winning wines and Bass Strait views at Barringwood Park, then perhaps dine and stay at Stanley’s Cable Station in historic, boutique accommodation. Touring down south? You’ll be welcomed in the Coal River Valley by one of the longest-established winegrowers, Pooley Wines at Richmond, offering you wine tastings and sales from their cellar door in the stables of historic Belmont. Nearer Cambridge visit Frogmore Creek, one of Tasmania’s most awarded wineries, also making wines under For ty Two Degrees South and Storm Bay labels. Further down south and with an enviable lifestyle, meet Tom, ODO, The Saint and the rest of the mouth-watering cheeses produced by Nick Haddow and his team at Bruny Island Cheese. If you prefer to let someone else take the wheel while you absorb the southern gourmet landscape, then talk to Judy at Eye See Personalised Tours. She’d love to show you some of her favourite hidden gems and local stars. Our sunny East Coast also offers some wonderful food and wine experiences so relax and unwind at Bed in the Treetops, boutique accommodation at the spectacular Bay of Fires. So before you head out around our state, remember to check these and other member discounts from VisitVineyards. com Wine and Food Selections online at http://ract.VisitVineyards.com – there are always new businesses joining us. Support them by buying direct, and save as you do.
Aug Sep 2010