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Tales from Tassie wine trails

By Explore
February 25 2021 - 6:46pm

It’s 10:30am in the Coal River Valley, and I’m already on my second flight of wine. I’m not alone – there’s much clinking of glasses in the Pooley Wines cellar door, a handsome sandstone building that once served as the estate’s stables. The setting could have tumbled from the set of Downton Abbey, so grand and manicured are the grounds: pea-green hills; neat rows of riesling, chardonnay and pinot noir grapes; tall stands of pine. But my morning perch is, in fact, less than 30 kilometres north of Tasmania’s capital, Hobart.

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