Had a fabulous time in Tasmania in late January. Such great wines to match the sublime food.
Started with a flight from Launceston to St Helens on the East Coast to pick up foodie friend, forager and local, Karen. Passed over Joseph Chromy, which made me feel thirsty.
Joseph Chromy Vineyards from the air
The pure waters around St Helens provided our feast of crayfish and oysters that I paired with a very interesting unfiltered Home Oak Viognier that had seen several months of skin contact and a Frogmore Creek Riesling that was just perfect with the ozone flavours of the oysters. Thanks Karen Doug and Mickey.
Wineries Visited this time were; Goaty Hill and Home Oak in the Tamar Valley and Devils Corner and Springvale near Freycinet.
The pristine waters in and around St Helens
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