Moorilla at MONA offers a rare and exciting combination of wine, food, art, and luxury accommodation in the pristine beauty of the island of Tasmania, south of the mainland of Australia. Small quantities of boutique cool-climate wines are produced on the estate, which shares a site with the infamous and thought-provoking Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), which houses Australia’s largest private art collection.
You can stay overnight in the high-tech and luxurious MONA Pavilions, which are named after Australian architects and artists. And there are an array of dining choices on site, from the French-inspired cuisine of The Source Restaurant, shared plates in the Moorilla Wine Bar and more casual MONA café.
What To Expect
Moorilla at MONA is the newest winery built on Tasmania’s oldest vineyard. The cellar door presents cool climate wines that reflect their terroir and a dedication to the highest quality agriculture and craftsmanship. Wines are crafted from grapes grown sustainably in vineyards in the Tamar and Derwent valleys. Moorilla sits on a peninsula that juts into the Derwent River, 12 kilometres north of the city of Hobart. Mt. Wellington rises above an amphitheater of surrounding hills.
Ancient forests, craggy peaks, highland lakes, pure white beaches, towering sea cliffs, quaint towns and unforgettable food and wine experiences.
Take a private tour of Tasmania’s second-oldest vineyard and its state-of-the-art winery, hosted by one of Moorilla’s resident wine experts. Taste wine straight from the tank and learn about the finer points of small-batch winemaking. Later, in the glamorous subterranean tasting room, you’ll be treated to a tasting experience of wine from Moorilla’s three distinct series - Praxis, Muse and Cloth Label - decanted into spiffy crystal glassware. You’ll also receive a complimentary bottle of wine from the Muse series.
Kick off your Moorilla Experience by sailing from Hobart to Mona on their super-flash, high-speed ferry. Your self-guided exploration of the subterranean galleries begins with an introduction to Mona’s “O” device by a gallery attendant. After your art binge, head to your lunch destination for a one-course lunch of seasonal local produce, matched with a glass of wine from Moorilla’s Muse or Praxis Series. Fed and watered, you’ll then begin your behind-the-scenes tour of the winery at 3.30pm in Moorilla’s vineyard. Delve into Moorilla’s backstory with your expert host and get acquainted with the finer points of old and new artisanal winemaking techniques. You’ll be treated to a tasting of ten different Moorilla/Domaine A wines—elegant, fragrant and often experimental. Includes return ferry transfers ex Hobart.
Kick off your Moorilla Experience by sailing from Hobart to Mona on their super-flash, high-speed ferry. Indulge in complimentary Moorilla wine, Moo Brew beer, canapés and a private deck. Arriving at Mona, begin your self-guided exploration of the subterranean galleries with an introduction to Mona’s “O” device by a gallery attendant. At 11.30am, Moorilla’s Wine Ambassador will take you on a private, behind-the-scenes tour of the Moorilla winery and vineyard. You’ll taste the wine as it’s being made and delve into the backstory of Moorilla, David Walsh and Claudio Alcorso, who planted Moorilla’s first vines. The tour includes an exclusive tasting of the best wines from Moorilla/Domaine. Includes a complimentary bottle of Muse wine for you to take home. At 2pm, indulge in a delicious two-course lunch of seasonal local produce, with matched wines from Moorilla’s Cloth Label and Muse Series. The rest of the afternoon is yours to see the rest of the museum before heading back to Hobart on the ferry at 5pm.
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