Bay of Fires
Star Cellar Door
Modern wine travellers don’t just want to taste and see, they want to experience and learn. The opportunity to visit the Bay of Fires cellar door in Pipers River is so much more than an opportunity to taste Australia’s greatest sparkling wines (sister brand House of Arras) –this is a full immersion in Tasmanian sparkling.
Observe soil samples to witness the diversity of Tasmanian terroirs, experience an aroma cabinet to breathe in the various elements that you can smell in sparkling wine, or wander around the vineyard and garden to learn about sparkling viticulture.
Take a refractometer reading during harvest to judge grape ripeness for yourself. And during the winter months, time your visit to coincide with a Friday Twilight Vine Tour to spotlight the local resident fauna. Book a tasting and vineyard and winery tour in advance to experience the full Arras portfolio, including EJ Carr Late Disgorged. And linger on for a light lunch. TYSON STELZER
OUTSTANDING WINE: 2003 House of Arras EJ Carr Late Disgorged, A$185