Josef Chromy Wines

Northern Tasmania

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370 Relbia Road, Relbia, Tas 7258
Northern Tasmania TAS
(03) 6335 8700
(03) 6335 8777
Opening Hours
7 days 10-5
Jeremy Dineen
Ockie Myburgh
Stewart Byrne
30 000
60 hectares

James' Review

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

Author: James Halliday

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  • Event name:
    Josef Chromy Classic Film Festival
    29 Jun 2012 to 21 Sep 2012
    00:00:AM to 00:00:AM
    2012 Josef Chromy Winter Film Festival. Tickets $25.00 ($21.25-wine club members). Includes a glass of Pepik on arrival and popcorn. Arrival drinks at 6.30pm with the film starting at 7.30pm. Friday 15th June 6.30pm-Rebel Without a Cause Friday 29th June 6.30pm- Jurassic Park Friday 13th July-6.30pm-Psycho Friday 27th July-6.30pm-Top Gun Friday 10th August-6.30pm Like Water For Chocolate Friday 24th August-6.30pm- Dirty Dancing Friday 7th September-6.30pm-Some Like it Hot Friday 21st September-6.30pm- Shawshank Redemption BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: Phone 03 6335 8700
  • Event name:
    Tas Unbottled
    25 Jul 2012 to 04 Aug 2012
    00:00:AM to 00:00:AM
    TASMANIA UNBOTTLED, Australia’s largest showcase of Tasmanian wine and produce, is on again this July in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Confirmed event details are as follows: Wednesday 25 July - SYDNEY, Dockside at Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Harbour Tuesday 31 July - MELBOURNE, Zinc at Federation Square, Melbourne Thursday 2 August - BRISBANE, Hotel Emporium, Fortitude Valley For more information about the tasting, dinners and surrounding events. See:
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Outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity. Will have at least two wines rated at 95 points or above, and had a five-star rating for the previous two years. 4.9%. Where the winery name is itself is printed in red, it is a winery generally acknowledged to have a long track record of excellence – truly the best of the best. 3.8%

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