Hops, Hatchery and Hooch
There is so much to see in this mountain-ringed riverside valley near Hobart, especially visits to private properties central to this region's agricultural history.
See where those precious hop flowers - essential for beer-making, were processed in Colonial Times in an 1860’s oast house (drying building for hops)
View an historic estate where 80% of Australia’s hops were produced, now exporting to over 23 countries
Wander through the “Giverny of the South” rose arbour, alongside bountiful blackcurrants, past an 1822 inn now a lovingly preserved house
Hand feed BIG trout in a 150 year old fish hatchery responsible for the origins of all trout fishing in the Southern Hemisphere, amidst Victorian pleasure gardens, and a very brash platypus or two. The swish of those tails…
In season pick cherries, raspberries, and roam amidst highly prized poppy fields and vegetable seed beds
Roam through private gardens with trees dating from early 1820’s
Taste award-winning biodynamic wine, the phases of the moon in its production, and why it may be a cost-effective method. Other Wine options available too, just ask Kim.