Josef Chromy Wines

Tasmania | Northern Tasmania

Our Review

Joe is at it again. After escaping from Czechoslovakia in 1950, he established Blue Ribbon Meats, used the proceeds of that sale to buy Rochecombe and Heemskerk vineyards, then sold those and established Tamar Ridge before it, too, was sold. This time Joe has invested $40 million in another wine-based business. If this were not remarkable enough, Joe is in his late-80s and has recovered from a major stroke. The foundation of the new business is the Old Stornoway Vineyard with 60ha of mature vines, the lion's share planted to pinot noir and chardonnay. Joe's grandson, Dean Cocker, is business manager of the restaurant, cellar door and function and wine centre within the homestead. They offer WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) courses. Exports to all major markets.


Winemaker Jeremy Dineen, Ockie Myburgh
Established 2004
Dozens 40 000
Vineyards (area) 60.32 ha
Opening Hours 7 days 10-5
Address 370 Relbia Road, Relbia, Tas 7258
Telephone (03) 6335 8700