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Gasworks Cellar Door

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Address: 2 Macquarie St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 6231 5946
12:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Wed 12:00 - 16:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 17:00

In the heart of Hobart's colourful dock precinct, you will embark on an...

In the heart of Hobart's colourful dock precinct, you will embark on an exclusively Tasmanian wine experience at the Gasworks Cellar Door.

With 16 Tasmanian wines always on tasting, a knowledgeable wine expert to guide you through the ever-changing labels, a stylish interior design, and fascinating information about the island's wines and history- this is no ordinary tasting experience.

With its sandstone facade and tall brick chimney, it's clear that the Gasworks complex has an industrial past. The cylindrical gasometer tank that once stored coal-gas is gone, but this is the place where coal was burned to generate the gas that lit the streets of Hobart. The Cellar Door itself is located in the original Gasworks head office, where high ceilings, polished Tasmanian oak floors and a sweeping timber staircase reflect the importance of the enterprise from the late 1850s.

How it works:-

Your guide will introduce each wine in detail, talking about the region, the climate and the winemaking techniques that create each one's special character.

To taste your way around the Gasworks Cellar Door, you purchase a tasting card for $10.

There are three cards

•12 wines (20ml each)

•6 wines (40ml each) or,

•3 wines (80ml each)

The 12-wine card gives you the widest options; while the 3-wines card lets you savour a trio of your choice.

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Great way to get to know Tasmanian wines

Gasworks wine tasting was a great introduction to Tasmanian wines. Great value tasting of premium wines. James was very knowledgable and friendly. Would highly recommend.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
david m
Geelong, Australia

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Gasworks wine tasting was a great introduction to Tasmanian wines. Great value tasting of premium wines. James was very knowledgable and friendly. Would highly recommend.

Thank david m
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We spent some time at Gasworks this afternoon with Daniella. She was fantastic! She took the time to explain to us the nuances of the different regions and characteristics of Tasmanian Red &White wines. I can't recommend her professionalism and Gasworks highly enough!

Thank anthonye731
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Welcoming shop floor and knowledgeable staff. We found this to be a great experience, the wine was well explained and presented in excellent conditions (great taste, perfect temp and all round wonderful). Will definitely be visiting the online store with free delivery for 6 bottles or more - a great intro for us to Tasmanian wine 🍷👌🏼

Thank Isabella C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We've travelled far & wide & done our fair share of wineries so with a little experience under our belts have no hesitation in recommending this place. Daniella, our hostess was a wealth of knowledge & we loved her down to earth approach. We found out so much more than we expected, true knowledge of how the various coastlines influence... More 

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Madison, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We were a little bummed when the wine tour we had booked switched to a whisky tasting tour. We only had one day left in Tasmania and I saw this place in a hotel booklet. It isn't like other wine tasting places in other cities we visited where you pay so much on a card and then go up to... More 

Thank anne a
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Limited with time we found out about Gasworks Cellar Door. A gem of a find this is as you can tastes many exquisite wines from many Regions of Tasmania. Thank you to James as he made our visit a real treat. Service with a smile and his knowledge and passion of tassie wine made this one of the highlights of... More 

Thank Andrew D
James H, Manager at Gasworks Cellar Door, responded to this review

Hi Andrew, Many thanks for the kind comments and it sounds like you had a cracker time. The best thing about sending wines home after your visit is that you got to taste them before you bought them and your Tassie holiday continues when you get home as you get to drink in your holiday again when you open the... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

The Gasworks Cellar Door is a short walk from my Hotel in the heart of Hobart's Dock Precinct. An excellent exhibit of Tasmania's wines with informative commentary on the walls. A tasting menu is available which I tried. However space constraints precluded me from buying a bottle or two to take back to Sydney.

Thank AshleyAzavedo
James H, Manager at Gasworks Cellar Door, responded to this review

Many thanks Ashley for visiting us recently; we're glad you enjoyed your trip. We hope to see you again next visit. Our wines on tasting are constantly changing so every day is a different tasting experience. James More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

My partner and I popped in Saturday morning and spoke to a man who we could only explain with the word "amazing". He firstly directed us to the most incredible restaurants for dinner and helped with bookings, numbers and thankfully insisted we got dinner organized prior to doing a wine tasting. Which was lucky as very limited spots left. We... More 

Thank Nick W
James H, Manager at Gasworks Cellar Door, responded to this review

Hello Nick, Thank you for trusting your plans with us last Saturday; I remember you both coming in. Glad to hear you had a great time and that you enjoyed the rest of your visit to Hobart. It was a fun tasting. We have just changed all the wines in the building again this week for the next August /... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Popped in here on a cold and winters Sunday afternoon and was one of 2 couples in there but not surprising considering the weather outside. We were greeted buy the very professional and knowledgeable Gabby. After deciding that we would go the 6 wine tastings for $10 each we began sampling what wonderful wines Tassie has to offer without the... More 

Thank Craig M
James H, Manager at Gasworks Cellar Door, responded to this review

Hello Craig, Many thanks for taking the time to visit us on your recent trip. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience and that you were able to taste a number of the award winning wines that are made here in Tassie. It was a smart idea to send some home as lot of the wines that... More 

Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

The selection of wines is huge. The tasting rotates through the range periodically featuring 8 whites and 8 reds. These are in a dispensing fridge which maintains the optimal temperature. Doses are electronically served. Tastings do cost $10, but you get a total of 240mL of wines (12x20mL, 6x40mL, 3x80mL). Seeing as the bottles range from $30 to $65, the... More 

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