“Tasmania confidently holds its place as Australia’s sparkling capital” and “arguably the greatest region for sparkling wine anywhere in the world outside of Champagne itself”. Tyson Stelzer International Wine Communicator Of The Year 2015.
The art of making sparkling is explained (and tasted along the way), from base wine to corking and wiring. The tour commences at Cellar Door, taking in the history of the vineyard and Joe's story, before moving on to the winery to step through the winemaking process, before we focus in on Sparkling wine.
Guests will be taken through the sparkling wine making and disgorging process, then work in the laboratory to trial your own liqueur d'expedition dosage to craft a bottle of sparkling to your exact taste. Each guest will receive a bottle of their blend to enjoy on the day and may order sparkling wine at their own dosage rate to be sent following their visit.
Guests conclude with a 2 course lunch matched with wine and a cellar door wine tasting.
Available for groups of 2-8 people.
- Please allow 4 hours
- Please wear sturdy, enclosed shoes as you will be entering a working winery
- In cooler months, please wear a jacket as you will be spending time outside
- The tour includes a 300m walk between the cellar door and winery.
- The tour departs cellar door at 11am sharp.
Terms and conditions apply. Bookings are essential. Sturdy shoes and a jacket are highly advised. Only those over the age 18 are permitted on this tour. For further details, contact Josef Chromy Tasmania.
Josef Chromy Tasmania
About Josef Chromy Tasmania
Josef Chromy Wines has a state-of-the-art winery at the base of the vineyard at Relbia, just south of Launceston. The modern and minimalist exterior provides a home for some of the best winemaking equipment available. Fruit reception begins with a vibrating hopper that gently shakes the grapes into the destemmer. The grapes are pumped gently into the press through a peristaltic pump, using the same technology that transfers live fish or pumps blood during heart bypass surgery.
A high-tech German press enables juice extraction at low pressures, giving more delicate aromatic juices. All Pinot Noir is fermented in small batch open top fermenters and a pneumatic plunging device, co-developed by Josef, is used to gently plunge the cap and manage the extraction of colour and tannin during the fermentation. All the equipment and processes in the winery are designed to respect the delicate varietal flavours of the high quality, cool-climate Tasmanian fruit.
Want to see for yourself? Join the Go Behind The Label experience to visit the winery, including sampling wines straight from the barrel. Bookings essential.
Josef Chromy Wines is committed to producing grapes of the highest quality. Cool climate viticulture provides many challenges, however with management practices tailored to our site, we are able to consistently produce fruit of exceptional quality.
With 61 ha under vine, we produce Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc.
- Latitude 41 degrees 27 minutes South
- Altitude 81 - 170 m
- Annual rainfall 679 mm
- Harvest March - late May
- Mean January temperature 16.7 degrees C
- Humidity October - April 51%
- Soil type - black, alkaline, cracking clay soils and shallow, stony, neutral, brown soils over an ancient dolerite base
- Climate - Moderate maritime, free from extremes
Josef Chromy Tasmania Relbia
Address: 370 Relbia Rd, Relbia, TAS 7258