Ben Lomond & Josef Chromy Vineyard
National Park & Wineries Tour – Rugged Alpine Peaks and the vineyards of the Relbia Wine Region
A Jaunt to Jacobs Ladder and Joe’s Place
A day of contrasts on this Tasmania day tour while visiting the magnificent craggy alpine peaks of Ben Lomond National Park before moving on to Josef Chromy Vineyard for wine tastings and lunch and Velo Vineyard to finish the day.
Ben Lomond National Park
The spectacular Ben Lomond plateau is the largest alpine plateau in Tasmania, and is a mountain environment with extensive and dramatic dolerite cliffs and columns. Its scree slopes, swirling mists and frost-stunted forests are reminiscent of a Tolkien landscape. In departing Launceston or Scottsdale, we travel diverse landscapes before arriving at the Base of Ben Lomond. In making the climb we drive up Jacobs Ladder, a series of hairpin bends to marvel at the breath-taking view from the platform at the top. The Ben Lomond plateau has 8 of the 20 highest peaks in Tasmania and it has the highest drivable point in Tasmania where Bennett’s wallaby and wombats may be seen in daylight hours.
Josef Chromy Wines – A stunning location to experience superb Tasmanian wines and fine cuisine made with fresh local produce. The Josef Chromy Vineyard Restaurant provides a truly unique location for you to experience sensational views that overlook the picturesque lake and vineyard.
Listed as one of the Top 10 Cellar Doors of Australia, Josef Chromy is the perfect venue for a memorable and relaxed Tasmanian food and wine experience
Velo Vineyard – After lunch we take a 30 minute drive to Velo Vineyard at Legana to finish the day. You will enjoy the wine, the knowledge and the relaxed character of the cellar door personnel. The vineyard has particular significance with the first vines planted in 1966 by Tasmanian wine industry icon Graham Wiltshire with plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir, making the Cabernet vines some of the oldest in Tasmania, a fact not lost on people with wine knowledge who understand the importance and influence of vine age on grape quality.Download Brochure