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Sunday, July 31, 2005

Moorilla Estate Restaurant & WInery

tasmania.citysearch.com.au > Food & Wine

Walk in to Moorilla and you're greeted by the imposing six metre-long painting,The Source, by Archibald prize winner John Olsen. Hung on the ceiling at the top of the stairs, with a restaurant also named after the picture, this is just a taste of what's to come.

Moorilla Estate features a vineyard, winery, function centre, cellar-door sales, five-star accommodation and a top-class restaurant. It has recently undergone a $5 million renovation, with an upstairs deck and 180-degree views through floor-to-ceiling windows across the Derwent River. There's also a prestigious collection of artworks.

The restaurant serves fine Tasmanian produce accompanied by the estate's delicious wines. Moorilla wines are also available from the cellar-door outlet, and a micro brewery producing a variety of beers will open in the near future.

The main function room can be divided by soundproof doors into two separate areas and a marquee has been especially designed to butt seamlessly up to the building. It also features a large, specially commissioned work by Australian abstract artist Michael Johnston, which is flanked by works by Geoff Dyer and Anton Holzner. A smaller meeting room has its own private kitchen, wine rack and features two Paul Partos paintings and a Kandinsky.
Penny Thow, CitySearch, July 2005


What others say
The grandfather of southern Tasmanian vineyards beautifully located overlooking the Derwent with a vineyard restaurant, superb waterfront chalets and a free-entry world-class Museum of Antiquities. Good food and the wines are consistently among Tasmania's best.
Graeme Phillips for Mietta's National Restaurant Guide 2005
www.miettas.com.au

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