Moorilla Estate

Tasmania | Southern Tasmania

James' Review

Moorilla Estate was the second winery to be established in Tasmania in the 20th century, Jean Miguet's La Provence beating it to the punch by two years. However, through much of the history of Moorilla Estate, it was the most important winery in the state, if not in size but as the icon. Magnificently situated on a mini-isthmus reaching into the Derwent River, it has always been a must-visit for wine lovers and tourists. Production is around 90 tonnes per year, sourced entirely from the vineyards around Moorilla and its St Matthias Vineyard (Tamar Valley). The winery is part of an overall development said by observers (not Moorilla) to have cost upwards of $150 million. Its raison d'être is the establishment of an art gallery (MONA) that has the highest atmospheric environment accreditation of any gallery in the southern hemisphere, housing both the extraordinary ancient and contemporary art collection assembled by Moorilla's owner, David Walsh, and visiting exhibitions from major art museums around the world. Exports to the UK, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and China.

About

Moorilla Estate is the longest established vineyard in modern Tasmania. Founded by Claudio Alcorso, it was one of the most important wineries, if not in size but as an icon and in helping to establish other wineries in the state.

Production is around 170 tonnes per year, sourced mainly from the Moorilla vineyard and its St Matthias Vineyard (Tamar Valley). Winemaker Conor van der Reest specialises in textural wines and oversees a large production of sparkling wines.

Magnificently situated on a mini-isthmus reaching into the Derwent River, it has always been a must-visit for wine lovers and tourists. The winery is part of MONA art gallery, housing both the extraordinary ancient and contemporary art collection assembled by Moorilla’s owner, David Walsh, and visiting exhibitions from major art museums around the world.

Exports to the UK, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and China.

Specialities

Textural wines, specialising in sparklings.

Cellar Door

Information

Please email cellardoor@mona.net.au for more information.

Hours

Open Wednesday to Monday 9.30am - 5pm.

Details are correct at time of writing

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Food

Information

The Source - flagship, one hatted restaurant under Chef Terry Clark with award winning 90 page wine list. The scene of Mona’s infamous lunches and grubby after parties.

Faro - European inspired bar in a museum wing - share plates galore, whipped up by Executive Chef Vince Trim . It also has four new works by James Turrell, renowned light artist.

Moorilla Wine Bar - seasonal treats, share plates, and house-made breads and pastries with Moorilla and Domaine A wines.

Museum Café - enjoy hot coffee and tasty treats.

Cuisine

Varies according to venue, but churrasco, using fresh Tasmanian products is heavily featured.

Hours

Open Wednesday to Monday, assorted opening hours.

Details are correct at time of writing

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Accommodation

Information

Please visit https://mona.net.au/stay/mona-pavilions for more information.

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Stockist Information

Distribution Information

Please email lauren.sheppard@moorilla.com.au for more information.

International Sales Information

Please email lauren.sheppard@moorilla.com.au for more information.

Details

Rating
Winemaker Conor van der Reest
Established 1958
Dozens 10 500
Vineyards (area) 15.36 ha
Opening Hours Wed-Mon 9.30-5
Address 655 Main Road, Berriedale, Tas 7011
Telephone (03) 6277 9900
Website www.moorilla.com.au