Members can purchase a second ticket for up to one guest at members prices.
Members price: $300
Non-affiliated guest price: $450
Gather hits the road for our first regional getaway of the year. We build the itinerary, you just have to get yourself there and pick a place to stay.
Friday 8th February
After arriving in Hobart, we recommend you head to Institut Polaire where we will have a G&T waiting for you. Institut Polaire is owned by Nav Singh and Louise Radman. They make Sud Polaire Gin as well as Domaine Simha wines. Whilst there you may choose to purchase one of their wine or gin flights they offer or grab a light meal here.
If you decide not to stay at Institut Polaire for further drinks and food, we recommend the booking one of the following.
Saturday 9th February
Morning coffee meet up at 10am
Venue: Villino Coffee, 39 Murray st, Hobart
Winery Number one: Stefano Lubiana
Stefano Lubiana is one of the stalwarts of Hobart’s wine scene. We will be greeted by his team and given a winery tour before tasting a selection of their award winning wines.
Lunch: The Agrarian Kitchen
Our special lunch for the weekend will at the famous Agrarian kitchen about 30 minutes drive from Hobart. Listed in the top 50 restaurants of Australia, this is sure to be a special meal with the full set menu and wine matching provided.
Afternoon: Whisky tasting
Tasmania’s whisky industry is admired the world over. We will round off the day with a look at several different examples and discuss exactly what makes it special.
Dinner: Free time, we recommend trying one of the other venues listed above.
Sunday 10th of February
Morning; Start your day with a meander through the Hobart’s farm gate market held in Bathurst street every Sunday, an ideal place to pick-up some cheese. Our morning coffee meet-up will be nearby at 10:30am, Bury me standing, 83-83 Bathurst st.
Winery number two: Glaetzer-Dixon
Nick Glaetzer turned the wine world on its head when he scooped the prestigious Jimmy Watson trophy with his 2011 Mon Pere Shiraz from Tasmania. The first Tasmanian winner. We will call in to his urban cellar door and start our day off with a look at his range, especially his take on Riesling.
Winery number three: Stargazer wine
Samantha Connew moved to Tasmania to focus on establishing her fledgling wine label. An accomplished winemaker and one of Australia’s leading wine show judges. Samantha makes her wine at Moorilla estate but we will be tasting in her vineyard, out of the back of her ute! This will also be our lunch stop as I will be bringing a picnic along that will be a collection of produce sourced from the morning market.
Winery number four: Pooley wines
Our final stop is with Anna Pooley at her family run winery. Anna and her brother now run the business, taking on the work started by her Porsche loving parents. At the conclusion of this visit, those needing to catch a plane will be taken straight to the airport while those staying on will have transport arranged to the city.
Gather members: $300 pp inclusive of both lunches including gratuity, all tastings, morning coffee, transport and the welcome drink.
Non-Gather members can purchase tickets from the 24th of January if space is available at a cost of $450pp.
*Items not included; flights, accommodation, dinners and transfers.
Note: There is a regatta on in Hobart the same weekend which means flights, accommodation and restaurant bookings may become scarce if you leave it too late. So our advice is to book early.