Wine lovers and gourmet food enthusiasts are already making reservations for the new Josef Chromy Restaurant and Function Centre at the Relbia vineyard and winery.

The multimillion dollar development compliments the 1800s homestead, 61-acre vineyard, cellar door and cafe and is being hailed as a world-class facility that is sure to attract thousands of visitors wanting a taste of Europe.

Premier Lara Gidding was on hand for the site's official launch and to congratulate Chromy, as well as the strong reputation of Tasmanian wines.

"More than 300 delegates from across the globe marvelled at our cool climate wine as we showcased the state’s high-value, high-profile and high-quality industry," she commented.

Ms Gidding also highlighted the importance of the wine industry to tourism in the island state, saying that it helps to drive local jobs and a strong foodie culture.

Dean Cocker, JAC Group managing director, said the expansion was completed due to increasing interest in the vineyard which has gone from just a few visitors per day to more than 40,000 a year.

And with some of the best wines to choose from in the country, as well as stunning scenery and mouth-watering meals, it is not hard to see why so many Launcestonians regularly head to the vineyards.

Article about Josef Chromy as written up in The Wine Syndicate Image Credit The Wine Syndicate

Opening of the new centre - Image Credit - The Mercury

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