Tasmanian Food and Wine Tours!

Welcome to Herbaceous Tours where you will enjoy a unique Tasmanian food and wine experience!

Very excited to announce some new collaborations to bring you Herbaceous Experiences. These are not tours but a unique opportunity to spend time with producers and have "hands on" experiences. We have teamed up with Nonesuch Distillery, makers of Sloe Gin, to offer a whole day learning the art of Sloe Gin distillation. You don't just stand around and watch, you get to do all the good stuff and even have the opportunity of choosing your own Botanicals to make your own batch. All of this set in the wonderful surroundings of Rayburn Farm with Trevor (the baby goat) coming in for pats!

We have also teamed up with Grandvewe Cheese to bring you a fantastic half day experience in the Cheese Room with Di Rae, or her daughter Nicole, to learn all about the process of making Sheeps' Cheese. This includes Affinage, Cheese Hooping, piercing the Blues and of course lots of conversations about, you guessed it, Cheese Making! As with the Nonesuch Experience, you don't just stand around and watch, this is hands on stuff so if you have ever wanted to get down and dirty in a cheese room this is your opportunity!

Herbaceous Tours offers a unique opportunity to actually meet farmers and vintners. We take you to farms; vineyards and food producers where you get to meet and talk to the people producing the product, be it wine,
cheese, oysters, small goods, salmon, abalone, chocolates
and a host of other wonderful Tasmanian produce.

You also get to see some spectacular Tasmanian scenery, learn some local history and taste amazing food.

Many of our guests have commented that ‘It is like travelling with a friend’. So if you want to experience warm hospitality, wonderful food, and spectacular scenery then book one of our amazing tours. We offer superior customer service as well as help in planning either a day tour or a longer extended tour over a number of days. You can trust us to listen to your requirements to ensure you have a wonderful experience visiting our beautiful state, Tasmania!

We can also customise tours to many iconic spots all over Tasmania, maybe a day trip to historical Oatlands with the largest collection of Georgian buildings in Australia, or a trip to the beautiful Derwent Valley and Mt Field National Park, the far south to the Tahune Airwalk, Hastings Caves or the Ida Bay Railway, the choice is endless!

We operate on the philosophy that is your holiday so you choose how the day unfolds.
So check out the Tour Dates page to see the current schedule and see all the fantastic Gourmet Food and Wine tours on offer as well as tours to iconic places such as Port Arthur.
Herbaceous Tours caters for all who are passionate about Food and Wine, specifically the wonderful abundance of it in Tasmania.
• Do you want to know its sources, how it is cultivated or produced? Then an Herbaceous Tour is for you!
• Our tours are very special, as they take you "through" the Farm gate and allow you to Meet the Makers, a diverse group of Farmers, Providores, and Producers of a wide variety of Tasmanian Food and Wine products.

• Most of the facilities we will be visiting on Herbaceous Tours are working farms and producers who do not normally cater for tourists. This ensures that each participant of an Herbaceous Tour is sure to enjoy a genuinely unique experience of Tasmania.
• Not only will you enjoy some wonderful samples of Tasmanian Food and Wine on many of our tours you will also see some of the most spectacular scenery in the world!
• Please remember that tour destinations may change without notice; this is due to the fact that things 'happen' on farms and with food producers which may mean they have to suddenly cancel our visit.
• For your safety you are required to wear flat, enclosed shoes.
• Many of our tours involve negotiating rough terrain so are not suitable for children or people with limited mobility.

Food Tourism Story-7.30 Report

We are very excited to have been included in a story about food tourism in Tasmania, produced by the 7.30 Report team. The filming took all day with a terrific team from the ABC who made it great fun. You can watch the story here.

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Published on: 2014-04-26

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Published on: 2012-11-04

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Published on: 2012-11-03

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Published on: 2012-10-21

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Published on: 2012-08-18

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