Winners & Hall of Fame

08 Nov 2016

We are proud winners of the Tourism Restaurant & Catering Services and Tourism Wineries, Distilleries & Breweries Award from the Tasmanian Tourism Awards Night. We also made it into the Hall of Fame for winning Tourism Restaurant & Catering Services Award for the third consective year.

Well done team, keep up the amazing work.

Tasmanian Tourism Award  Tasmanian Tourism Award  Tasmanian Tourism Award



Vegan-friendly wines

08 Sep 2016

Updated 24/01/2018

There are a number of winemaking products derived from animals, including dairy, egg and fish products. These are winemaking aids rather than ingredients, but traces may remain in the finished product.

Over the past two years, Josef Chromy Wines have used a new means of clarifying some wines that involves a very small amount of gelatine (30-40 ppm), but yields massive savings in energy use. This means most of our aromatic whites are not vegan-friendly. Trials are underway with plant-derived gels instead of gelatine, but have been unsatisfactory so far.

Our Chardonnay doesn't go through this process, but in some years we use casein (milk product), and this rules out those particular vintages too.

During vintage 2017, our white wines were clarified with a product derived from pig skin. As a result, our 2017 white wines are not suitable for vegans.

Our Pinot Noirs - Pepik, Josef Chromy and Zdar - are vegan-friendly year in, year out.

The following current release wines ARE vegan-friendly: 

2016 Pepik Pinot Noir

2016 Josef Chromy Pinot Noir

2015 Josef Chromy Cabernet Sauvignon

NV Ruby Pinot 

These wines from last year's release are also vegan-friendly:

2015 Pepik Pinot Noir

2015 Josef Chromy Pinot Noir

2015 Josef Chromy Chardonnay

2015 Josef Chromy Fume Blanc

2010 Josef Chromy Vintage Sparkling

2012 Zdar Chardonnay

2012 Zdar Pinot Noir

2005 Zdar Sparkling

2014 Josef Chromy Merlot


New Museum Wine Room

20 Jul 2016

A new Museum Wine Room is being set up at cellar door and is presently being stocked with Josef Chromy Wines back vintages. Wines dating back to our earliest vintages are being included, although very limited quantities will be available for sale. Guests will be invited to peruse the collection to select a bottle to enjoy with lunch in our restaurant. The Museum Wine Room will also provide an intimate location for small group wine tastings, with an adjacent room also offering opportunities for private dining and small meetings.We look forward to offering small parcels of Museum Wines for sale to our Gold Wine Club Members in the near future.

2016 Good Food and Wine Shows

18 Jul 2016

Josef Chromy Wines was a popular destination for patrons at the Melbourne Good Food and Wine Show on the first weekend of June. As usual, Dave was hiding a few bottles of the ZDAR Pinot Noir behind the counter for tasting by those in the know!  If you missed out in Melbourne, Josef Chromy Wines will be at the Sydney Good Food and Wine Show on 5-7 August. Remember, behind the counter...


Vin Diemen Tassie showcase coming to Sydney & Melbourne

14 Jul 2016

VIN Diemen 2016 Melbourne & Sydney

The VIN Diemen showcase of premium Tasmanian wine, beverages, food and tourism offerings returns to Melbourne on Sunday 21 August and Sydney on Saturday 27 August. Josef Chromy Wines will be on hand along with other premium Tasmanian wine producers to show you what all the fuss over Tasmanian wine is about. Standby for special offers for our Josef Chromy Wines - Wine Club Members, and come along for a day of wine, food, and if 2015 is anything to go by, some great Tasmanian entertainment. Tickets on sale now!

For more informtaion and to book, please click HERE


3 Great Reasons to Wed in Winter

19 Jan 2016

When couples set a wedding date it is usually sometime from November through to March in Tasmania.

Interestingly winter weddings are starting to become more and more popular for a number of different reasons and we have come up with three great reasons why you should consider a winter wedding.

winter wedding

1. Ambience

With the nights drawing in, you can start your evening celebrations earlier, which means you have longer to enjoy it! Theme your venue and get the atmosphere going from the moment dusk sets in. You could use fairy lights to create a magical scene by placing them in the exterior trees and use candles to light walkways outside and if your budget stretches to it.

2. Save Money

Choosing a winter wedding date gives you more bargaining power with your suppliers. Winter tends to be a less busy time of year so you will find more availability and suppliers are keen to negotiate. For example, Josef Chromy Wines offers you (if you book your wedding between May – September) complimentary room hire and complimentary ceremony, valued at $2,000.00.

3. More Availability

If you have set your heart on a venue or if you are getting married at fairly short notice you will find it much easier to get your dream venue in winter.

Hope you found these three great reasons to consider a winter wedding helpful and please share with us any of your own experiences.

ZDAR 2005 Sparkling

27 Nov 2015 winery, ZDAR

... it was 2005. It wasn’t that long ago, but seeing as everyone is getting excited about the new Star Wars movie, I thought we would jump on the bandwagon.

So what was happening in 2005? Well Saddam Hussein was still alive, there were some appalling riots in Cronulla, Hurricane Katrina led to devastation in New Orleans, one billion less people inhabited the Earth, iPhones did not exist, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Anniston got divorced and John Farnham was in retirement.

2005 ZDAR SparklingIt was also the year that we bottled our 2005 Zdar Vintage Sparkling. So while the events of the past ten years have been going by (for better or for worse) this wine has been happily sitting in our cellars on lees under 7 bar of pressure, maturing and building toasty complexity, waiting to be unleashed on the world. You can read how these wines are made from our blog post back in October 2014 HERE.

Only 380 bottles of this wine have been made, and we don’t imagine they will be around for very long. The wine displays all the classic hallmarks of late disgorged sparkling wines. Toasty yeast complexity and a rich creamy palate, and with the vineyard’s signature citrus acidity running through the middle.

These are the wines that Tasmania excels at producing, as anyone who attended Effervescence 2015 could attest to.

We will be releasing the 2005 ZDAR Sparkling to our Gold and Silver Club Members first, and then available to all wine club members. If you are interested in purchasing please send us an email:

Stewart Byrne, Winemaker

10 Great Tips to help you choose a Wedding Centrepiece

20 Oct 2015 weddings

Wedding centrepiece

Couples planning their wedding receptions are now spending time and money on theming their special day. Gone are the days when your effort went into choosing the food, beverage and entertainment…styling (theming) is now becoming the norm.

Table centrepieces can really help create and bring out the theme in your wedding and allow you to inject your own personalities into the décor. When you think about it during a sit-down wedding reception guests spend a fair bit of their time seated at the table so your centrepieces will definitely get noticed and admired.

 Here are 10 great tips to help you choose a wedding centrepiece

  1. Keep records of wedding table centerpiece ideas that you see in books, magazines, online and at other weddings to help you with your design.  And if you haven’t already or setup a page on Pinterest.
  2. Wedding table centerpieces should be designed with the shape of the wedding table in mind. For example, a round table will suit a single floral design placed in the centre, but a rectangular table will suit a number of smaller floral displays of varying sizes running down the centre.
  3. The size of the table centerpieces for weddings is important – too small and they can be overlooked, and too large for the table can cause a problem with restricted viewing for guests.
  4. Low wedding centerpieces will ensure guests can see each other and can converse. If you must have a tall floral arrangement, then a single tall flower or branch is better to enable guests to see each other.
  5. They should look good from any angle; so, view from all seats at the table.
  6. Table centerpieces should complement the style and colour of the china and linen.
  7. Keeping the design simple can not only keep the cost down but also, they tend to be more elegant.
  8. Remember, table centerpieces should add visual impact to your overall wedding decoration scheme.
  9. Take care not to use too strongly scented flowers as some people find them overpowering.
  10. Use your imagination!

Here are 9 great wedding centrepiece ideas to get you started.

wedding centrepieces

Wedding Video

25 Sep 2015 weddings

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