Josef Chromy Wines has a state-of-the-art winery at the base of the vineyard at Relbia, just south of Launceston.  The modern and minimalist exterior provides a home for some of the best winemaking equipment available.  Fruit reception begins with a vibrating hopper that gently shakes the grapes into the destemmer.  The grapes are pumped gently into the press through a peristaltic pump, using the same technology that transfers live fish or pumps blood during heart bypass surgery. 

A high-tech German press enables juice extraction at low pressures, giving more delicate aromatic juices.  All Pinot Noir is fermented in small batch open top fermenters and a pneumatic plunging device, co-developed by Josef, is used to gently plunge the cap and manage the extraction of colour and tannin during the fermentation.  All the equipment and processes in the winery are designed to respect the delicate varietal flavours of the high quality, cool-climate Tasmanian fruit.

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Josef Chromy Wines is committed to producing grapes of the highest quality. Cool climate viticulture provides many challenges, however with management practices tailored to our site, we are able to consistently produce fruit of exceptional quality. 

With 61 ha under vine, we produce Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc.

  • Latitude 41 degrees 27 minutes South
  • Altitude 81 - 170 m
  • Annual rainfall 679 mm
  • Harvest March - late May
  • Mean January temperature 16.7 degrees C
  • Humidity October - April 51%
  • Soil type - black, alkaline, cracking clay soils and shallow, stony, neutral, brown soils over an ancient dolerite base
  • Climate - Moderate maritime, free from extremes