Wine Club Weekend 2019



...  to the 2019 Josef Chromy Wine Club Weekend - an opportunity to participate in exclusive events and unprecedented behind-the-scenes access.  

Gold and Silver Wine Club Members and their partners are invited to attend this intriguing weekend. You are also welcome to share the weekend with 2 non-Member guests at your invitation. Revel in the charms of a Tasmanian winter.  Snow-dusted peaks, roaring fires and hearty fare washed down with luscious wine. 

The full two-day program is available to Members and their guests for $100pp, inclusive of all wine, all transfers, all experiences, Saturday and Sunday lunch and Saturday night supper (before we hit the Night Market - don't spoil your appetite). Single day tickets for Saturday or Sunday are also available for $50pp.


Saturday 27 July

  • Begin with breakfast at your leisure. Try one of our recommendations, or head to the famous Launceston Harvest Market. 
  • We'll collect you from your accommodation (or the Market!) and head dockside to board the Tamar Odyssey for a 2.5 hour private cruise on the Tamar. Our winemakers will be on board to showcase some of our latest releases.
  • Next we amble down to bread + butter, for a lunch of sweet and savoury eats, before The Tasmanian Butter Co's Olivia Morrison shows us how to make cultured butter. You'll leave with a jar of your own self-made product, a portion of Tasmanian Sea Salt, and all the information that you need to make it again at home.
  • Onwards to Josef Chromy Wines, for a Riedel Sensory Workshop to explore just what difference it makes to use a glass specially crafted for a particular wine variety. Even better, the set of 4 Riedel varietal glasses are yours to keep.
  • Enjoy an early tea of grazing canapes and wine in the Lakeside Pavilion, where we will be joined by Josef (but do call him Joe!), and then we're off to the Launceston Night Market. Immerse yourself in the hubbub of the mid-winter night market, celebrating local food, beverages, producers and musicians. We'll also get you safely home afterwards.

Sunday 28 July

Sunday is made up of 4 different activities occurring at different times during the day so that you can experience everything!  

  • Remember that lovely cultured butter you crafted yesterday? Complete the picture and carve your own Tasmanian timber butter spreader from Tasmanian Hydrowood blanks under the guidance of artist Carol Russell.
  • Take a guided tour of the Josef Chromy Winery, sample wines-in-progress from the tank and barrel, and discover what happens behind the scenes. Learn about traditional method sparkling winemaking, practice your sabrage, dose your own Cuvee and create a sparkling wine to suit your taste.  
  • Enjoy a 2-course lunch and a glass of the Josef Chromy range in the Josef Chromy Wines Restaurant.  
  • Join Head Chef Nick Raitt in the Josef Chromy restaurant kitchen to pick up some of the secrets of a Hatted kitchen


Josef Chromy Wines is holding a number of rooms at the Mantra on Charles Hotel. The 27-28 July is a busy weekend in Launceston so we recommend that you book early. The Mantra rooms on hold are available at a discounted rate of $147/night (sleeps 2 pax). Please contact Amy if you would like to reserve one of these rooms.


Amy Russell

Wine Club Manager

Ph 03 6335 8778 / 

Download the full program

Wine Club Weekend Program (pdf)


Wine Club Weekend Useful Info (pdf)