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Guide to Tasmania's Gourmet Paradise

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Photo: Hugh Stewart

Doomsday weather aside, Tasmania is currently rebranding itself as Eden. A wind, more or less untouched by any landmass, whips around the globe, pounding Tasmania's west coast. The endless gusting makes Tasmania's air, soil, and surrounding waters some of the least contaminated on the planet. Perhaps more important, thanks to its wild congeries of microclimates, you can grow or harvest virtually anything—berries, stone fruits, nuts, olives, truffles, wasabi, saffron, caviar, Wagyu beef—to exacting culinary specifications.

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Destinations: Launceston · Tasmania · Hobart · Rosevears · Woodbridge

Inspired by: Tasmania’s Gourmet Paradise — by Stephen Metcalf, Published Dec. 2007

Hotels (3)

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    Islington Hotel

    On an island full of pastoral inns, the Islington stands out like a bold Rothko painting in a gallery of Norman Rockwells. The 11-room Regency-era

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    Henry Jones Art Hotel

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    Hatherley House

Restaurants (4)

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    Stillwater River Café

    Dine on a discreet smorgasbord of "Freestyle Australian" with dashes of Asian fusion: scallop sashimi with mushroom essence and truffle oil, sea-ur

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    Peppermint Bay

    To get to this vineyard-framed estate, board a deluxe catamaran in Hobart harbor, cruise up the Derwent River, between sedimentary mudstone cliffs

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    Lebrina

    Lebrina sits in an 1840's cottage that has never been gutted to create an open space. Instead, guests dine in homey, intimate, old-world rooms, sur

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    Daniel Alps at Strathlynn

    Fresh regional dishes such as Spring Bay scallops in a leek-and-thyme butter sauce.

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Activities (6)

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    Eureka Farm

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    Tamar Ridge Estates

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    Moorilla

    Moorilla, one of Tasmania's earliest modern vineyards, has opened a hotel—with glass-and-steel guest chalets suspended on a hillside over the Derwe

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    Meadowbank Estate

    Meadowbank Estate, a temple to the progress the island's wine industry has made over the past 30 years, is an open-plan building with massive windo

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    Frogmore Creek

    Tasmania's most prominent organic vineyard.

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    Apsley Gorge Vineyard

    Halfway up the coast is Apsley Gorge, where Brian Franklin, Tasmania's most committed Burgundian, makes a gorgeous Pinot Noir in a repurposed fish

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