Meadowbank’s modern tasting complex is one of Tasmania’s most inviting cellar doors. In the upstairs gallery, Tom Samek’s whimsical floor mosaic tells the ‘Flawed’ history of Tasmanian wine, but the real attraction is the glass-fronted restaurant, named among Tasmania’s top ten by Gourmet Traveller. A seasonal menu of artfully created French-inspired entrée-sized dishes and wine by the glass means you can snack and go, or settle in for an afternoon of tasting. You could work your way from a sweet onion pissaladière (French-style pizza), through the pork loin with honey-roasted pear to warm treacle tart with passionfruit sorbet. Tables inside and out overlook the vines, while the beautiful fireplace surrounded by leather ottomans and wine barrels will warm you in winter.
699 Richmond Rd, Cambridge; (03) 6248 4484; open daily for lunchcomments powered by Disqus