Moorilla has been producing Tasmanian wines for over five decades. It was established in 1958 by Claudio Alcorso, an Italian textile merchant. His wish was for Moorilla to be a place where new-world aesthetics were imbued with old-world values.
It is on a private peninsula on the Derwent River and has a jetty providing private and charter access.
The recently completed Ether Building houses the Source Restaurant, a function centre and conference facility and Cellar Door. The building has been designed to engage visitors with views of the Derwent Estuary while allowing them to watch the winemakers and brewers at work.
The Moo Brew label has four beers. An American pale ale, an American dark ale, Hefeweizen, a German-style cloudy wheat beer and a Czech pilsner. They are available on tap in selected establishments and in bottles, shipped cold because the product contains no preservatives and is not pasteurised.
The interesting and award-winning label designs display the works of Australian artist, John Kelly.
Wild Thing Adventures is a family-owned business. They operate from Watermans Dock in Hobart and their 11.3 metre craft is to boats as Ferrari is to cars.
It runs on three 250hp Yamaha four-stroke engines and while it can reach exceptional speeds, its inflatable pontoon gives stability and safety to its 26 passengers.
Between November and April each year, Wild Thing operates every day of the week.
They will take you on an exciting and visual route to Morilla Estate, and lunch on arrival can be arranged for those who want to make a day of it.
You will hear about some of the history of the area, and will pass Risdon Cove, the site of Tasmania's first settlement in 1803.
Berriedale, 15 minutes from the centre of Hobart
Wild Thing Adventures has a two-hour Moo Brew tour including speed boat transfers from Central Hobart for $65 per person.
Virgin Blue has flights to Hobart:
|FROM ||ONE-WAY FARE|
| Sydney ||$ 99|
| Melbourne ||$ 89|
| Brisbane ||$149|
| Adelaide ||$119|
| Perth ||$300|
| Darwin ||$340|
There are limited seats which may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Fares are one-way on the Net. An extra $15 will be charged for phone bookings. A credit card surcharge of an additional $2 per person per one way flight is applicable. Fares are correct at March 13, 2008 and are subject to change.
Prices correct at 13.03.2008
For further information
Moorilla Pty Ltd
655 Main Road
Ph: (03) 6277 9900
Fax: 03 6275 0588
Wild Thing Adventures
1 Princes Wharf
Ph: (03) 6224 2021
Fax: (03) 6224 2027
Ph: 13 6789
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