Indulge in a VIP day out with this 8-hour Hobart tour that combines wine and art. This 'posh-as' package includes round-trip ferry transport from the Brooke Street Pier, admission to Hobart's renowned Mona (Museum of Old and New Art), two courses at Mona's top notch restaurant with Moorilla wine pairings, a private tour of Moorilla's cutting-edge winery, an intimate tasting in David Walsh's private subterranean barrel room with a winery ambassador, and a bottle of Muse pinot noir to take home.
Your day tour starts by taking the Museum of Old and New Art's MR-1 Fast Ferry from Hobart’s Brooke St Pier to the museum in the morning. You’ll be traveling in style in the ferry’s exclusive Posh Pit, with provided Moorilla wine, Moo Brew beer, and snacks.
Upon arrival at Mona, Australia’s largest privately owned gallery and museum, enter with your provided admission. Showcasing the diverse collection of its owner, prominent Tasmanian David Walsh, the collection ranges from ancient Egyptian funerary objects to modernist masterpieces and international contemporary art. Since opening in 2011, visitors have been drawn to Mona’s picturesque site on the banks of the River Derwent, which also features luxury accommodation, a restaurant, and winery, among other things. Explore the museum's permanent collection and array of blockbuster exhibitions on your own.
Next, Moorilla’s wine ambassador takes you on a private behind-the-scenes tour of the winery and vineyard. Taste the wine as it is being made, following the trail of grapes as they are handpicked, crushed, pressed, fermented, and matured. Hear some of the gossip about Moorilla, including David Walsh and Claudio Alcorso, who planted Moorilla’s first vines. The tour includes a tailored tasting of Moorilla’s Praxis and Muse series in the chic underground barrel room, plus receive a bottle of Moorilla's most celebrated wine, the Muse pinot noir, to take home.
Afterward, head to Mona's top notch restaurant for your 2-course lunch with coffee or tea, prepared by Mona's executive chef; matched wines from Moorilla’s benchmark Cloth Label and Muse series accompany your meal, as do views of the vineyard, Mt. Wellington, and the River Derwent.
End your day with the ferry ride from Mona back to Hobart.