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Lower East Coast Wine District

The Lower East Coast Wine District includes the southern section of the East Coast of Tasmania, from between Swansea and Lauderdale and on to Sorell. It includes many interesting towns and villages: Orford, Bream Creek, Buckland, Runnymede, Sorell, Dodges Ferry, Cropping and Dunally. Most of the wineries are located near Bream Creek and Orford. The area around Sorell has many fruit orchards showcased at the Sorell Fruit Farm, where you can pick a wide variety of stone fruits and berries in season. The Cherry Blossom Festival is held during September and October. The are has many arts and craft stores and a wide range of shops selling antiques and collectibles. The weather is similar to Hobart, and is cooler than most of the East Coast towns with mean maximum temperature of 22 degrees Celsius in summer.now it is known for sheep, dairying and mixed farming, along with tourism and wine. Horse riding is a favourite local recreation and the trails cater for all needs up to two-day long treks. Bushwalking is also popular. One of the oldest and bets known winery in the district is Bream Creek Vineyard, planted in 1972. It is one of oldest vineyard blocks in Tasmania and is renowned as one of the most picturesque in Australia. The Orani Vineyard at was established at Sorell in 1986, Yaxley Estate was planted in 1991, and Darlington vineyard was planted at Orford in 1993.

The East Coast Wine Region includes two districts: Upper East Coast ; Lower East Coast

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Wineries

Bangor Vineyard Shed, Tas  20 Blackman Bay Rd, Dunalley TAS 7177
Bangor is an award-winning family owned vineyard near Dunalley on the tourist route to the Port Arthur Historic site. Our vines are hand tended, producing premium quality cool climate wine. Our wines are available here on our online wine store for delivery to your door. Enjoy our award-winning wine today with family and friends.

Bream Creek Vineyard, Tas  321 Marion Bay Road, Bream Creek, Tasmania 7175
Planted in 1972, Bream Creek Vineyard is one of the longest established commercial grape production blocks in Tasmania and is definitely one of the most picturesque in Australia. On the East Coast, the vineyard enjoys a northeasterly aspect overlooking Marion Bay and Maria Island - just north of the Tasman Peninsula. The original five hectares was planted mainly to Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon,...

Cape Bernier Vineyard, Tas  230 Bream Creek Rd, Bream Creek TAS 7175
This is an ideal site for genuinely cool climate viticulture as the coastal location and maritime weather patterns ensure a frost-free spring, mild growing conditions throughout summer, and an extended cool autumn ripening period. Our easterly aspect provides extended hours of sunshine while the sea breezes of our coastal location temper the heat of summer allowing our fruit to develop balance and complexity.

Darlington Vineyard, Tas  63 Holkham Court, Orford, Tasmania 7190
Darlington Vineyard is situated on a 2 hectare site located a kilometre from the sheltered waters of Prosser Bay on Tasmania`s Freycinet coast. The vineyard takes its name from the historical settlement of Darlington on nearby Maria Island; the site of an audacious vineyard experiment established in 1885 and abandoned a decade later. The dry east coast conditions and the hungry soil provide Darlin...

Orani Vineyard, Tas  394 Arthur Highway, Sorell, Tas 7172
Orani Vineyard and Fruit Farm is situated 20 minutes from Hobart at 394 Arthur Highway (on the way to Port Arthur) 4 km from Sorell on the right hand side overlooking picturesque Pittwater. Look for the blue and gold signs. Wander through the orchards enjoy the view and the sound of native animals and birds, weather permitting, visit our dam to see the family of platypus.

Yaxley Estate, Tas  31 Dransfield Rd, Copping, Tasmania 7174
Yaxley Estate Vineyard is a certified organic property located in the South East region of Tasmania: a sunny, dry and hilly landscape facing the deep blue of the Tasman Sea. Planted on a sandy slope facing north, the vineyard receives the first rays of the morning sun as it rises over the ocean. The summer days are the longest in Australia and this, tempered with a cool, dry microclimate means the...