Mar
09
2013

Richmond’s foodie delights with Herbaceous Tours

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Excellent wine, divine cheese and fresh seafood – what more could you want in a food journey of Richmond with Herbaceous Tours!

If you have a great passion for food and wine, then why not hook up with Herbaceous Tours who can show you the gems of the historic town of Richmond.

The village holds a number of significant buildings including the old Richmond Gaol, with the area identified as the "halfway mark" between the penal settlement at Port Arthur and Hobart.

Richmond is now renowned for its "prime wine and olive area", with fruits such as apricots, nectarines and cherries grown in the village, with their oyster farms also worth a mention.

Tour guests will travel from the capital city of Hobart out to the Coal River Valley to make their first stop at Puddleduck Vineyard, who count fantastic wines such as 'Bubbleduck' and 'Bazil' Signature among their products.

Cheese connoisseurs can then get their taste fix with a visit to the next stop, Wicked Cheese Co.

Sample some of Ashley and Jennifer's award winning cheeses, which are made from milk produced by chemical and hormone free cows. Don't forget to take a few of these local Richmond cheeses home with you!

On the next stop, you can explore the village, stopping at the Richmond Bakery for a bite or walking over Australia's oldest functional bridge!

Palmara Vineyard is next on the tour schedule, with a range of soft fruity wines including chardonnay, pinot noir and blended white montage.

Wine fans can again rejoice as Meadowbank Vineyard is the next stop, and is one of the largest in terms of size in the valley!

The last stop is the home of the popular, award winning Sullivans Cover Whiskey – Tasmania Distillery.

This holds a range of different whiskeys as well as Mt Wellington Gin and Storm Bay Vodka!

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Historic Richmond Gaol - Image Credit: richmondvillage.com.au

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