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17 Perfect Places To Get Properly Pissed In Tasmania

Wineries, breweries, and distilleries, oh my!

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Tasmania is full of incredible wineries, breweries, and distilleries. Here are just a few of the amazing spots to add to your bucket list. Bucket-full-of-wine list, that is.

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1. Frogmore Creek

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Stunning doesn't even begin to describe Frogmore Creek. With an incredible restaurant, and a Cellar Door, there's a chance you may never want to leave this gorgeous spot in the Coal River Valley. Seriously just scroll through their Instagram for the most mind-blowingly beautiful food, and imagine all that with a glass of wine in your hand.

2. Shene Estate and Distillery

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Basically imagine if Downton Abbey was set in Tasmania, but they also made stunning artisan gin and whisky. That's Shene Estate and Distillery. You can experience the stunning grounds while you take a gin tasting or tour. They also offer event hosting, tours of the grounds and soon will be offering polo games. FANCY.

3. Puddleduck Vineyard

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Located in the Coal River Valley, Puddleduck Vineyard is a picturesque slice of the Tassie countryside. Offering "Reverse BYO" picnics (you supply the snacks, they provide the drinks!), as well as tastings at the bar, or sit-down tastings with cheese and "quackers", Puddleduck is the perfect retreat for an afternoon.

4. Nonesuch Distillery

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Located on a working farm in Tasmania's south-east, Nonesuch Distillery creates small, handcrafted batches of gins. They offer tours that, depending on the day, can involve you in the bottling, decanting, or mixing processes that go on at Nonesuch! Just make sure to give them a call first.

5. Cascade Brewery

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Like something out of a Dickensian novel, the majestic Cascade Brewery is Australia's oldest brewery. They offer tours of the brewery, or a "Heritage tour" of the surrounding areas. Don't worry, both include tastings.

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6. Home Hill Winery

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In the small village of Ranelagh in the Huon Valley, Home Hill Winery waits for you with a restaurant, Cellar Door, and gorgeously lush atmosphere of Southern Tasmania. What more could you ask for?

7. Lost Pippin

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Calling itself the world's only floating cider Cellar Door in the world, Lost Pippin offers tasting across all their range of ciders made from Tasmanian apples and pears. They also plan to offer cider master classes in the near future!

8. Two Metre Tall Farm Bar

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The Two Metre Tall Farm Bar located between Hayes and Rosegarland on the Lyell Highway opens throughout the year, encouraging visitors to bring picnics, or use the available BBQ facilities while enjoying the hand-pumped ale and cider on offer.

9. Pooley Wines

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With two vineyards, the historic Pooley Wines Belmont House property is where you'll find their award-winning Cellar Door. Offering tastings of their champion wines, it'll also give you the opportunity to soak up the utterly serene surrounds.

10. Lark Distillery

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The Lark Cellar Door and Whisky Bar in Hobart is a perfect way to experience Tasmanian whisky craftsmanship. Lark offers tours, whisky classes, and you also can buy their distilled whisky and gins.

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11. William McHenry & Sons Distillery

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Located at Port Arthur on the Tasman Peninsula, William McHenry & Sons Distillery is the most southern family-owned distillery in the world. Another whisky and gin distiller, McHenry's is a stunning way to taste premium Tassie booze with a gorgeous view. You see (and taste) where it's all made via Tasmanian Whisky Tours.

12. Moo Brew

Instagram: @moobrewbrewery

The folks at Moo Brew serve up a Pilsner, a Hefeweizen, a Belgian Pale Ale, an American Pale Ale, and an American Dark Ale, as well as regularly releasing small batches of beers throughout the year. You can find them at their Bridgewater Brewery or tastings at their Cellar Door at the Museum of Old and New Art.

13. Moorilla

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Much like Moo Brew, Moorilla is nestled in Tasmania's MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art. With one of their vineyards on either side of MONA's driveway, this is the perfect spot to savour a drop either at the Cellar Door nearby, or in the barrel room.

14. Belgrove Distillery

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North of Hobart, the Belgrove Distillery is the only bio-diesel rye distillery in Australia. Belgrove not only grows their own grain and malts, but they also ferment, distill, and barrel age their spirits on-site. You can contact the distillery directly to arrange a visit, or do so as part of a tour.

15. Nant Distilling Company

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Nestled in Tasmania's central highlands, the Nant Atrium Restaurant and Cellar Door is a beautiful way to sample this whisky distiller's finest. While Nant have bars across Australia, the Cellar Door is open seven days a week, and offers their full range of whiskies as well as conserves, sauces, and jams made from local ingredients and prepared on-site.

16. James Boag's Brewery

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Dating back to 1881, James Boag's Brewery offers tours of the historic facility. Or if your thirst can't wait for the tasting after a tour, there's Boag's Bar nestled in the brewery too.

17. Pagan Cider

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Pagan Cider, located in the Huon Valley, is another of Tasmania's artisan cider breweries. The Apple Isle's freshest fruit is converted into crisp ciders ranging from apple, pear, cherry, and small-batch seasonal brews all available at their Cellar Door.

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