28 Oct 2013 Awards
Josef Chromy (Hall of Fame)
The Hall of Fame went to Josef Chromy – with a most wonderful rags to riches life story. Joe spent 11 years in Czechoslovakia in his early years but decided at 19 there was no future in that country after having lived under both Nazi and Soviet communist rule. He escaped across borders guarded by minefields, dogs and soldiers, suffering five months of privation before immigrating to Australia. Over the next 40 years he used his skills as a Master Butcher and Smallgoods Maker to build his business, Blue Ribbon Meat Products, into one of Tasmania’s leading brands.
In 1993 Blue Ribbon was floated on the Australian Stock Exchange, and Josef used the money to invest in Tasmania’s fledgling wine industry. Since then Josef has owned and developed some of Tasmania’s leading wineries, including Rochecombe (now “Bay of Fires”), Jansz/Heemskerk, Tamar Ridge Wines, and ultimately Josef Chromy Wines. Josef Chromy Wines has received many awards the most recent being 2 trophies at two of the biggest global wine competitions announced at the London International Wine Fair in May this year - the 2013 Decanter World Wine Awards- Regional Chardonnay Trophy and the 2013 International Wine Challenge - Tasmanian Chardonnay Trophy both for the 2011 Josef Chromy Chardonnay. Joe's vision is evident from the quality of the architecture of the Josef Chromy Winery and Cellar Door through to the quality of the wines and service. Congratulations went to a man who contributed so much to Tasmania!
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Josef Chromy Wines Wins the International Trophy for the Worlds BEST Chardonnay at the 2013 Decanter World Wine Awards
For more information, Decanter's report can be found HERE.
Josef Chromy 2011 Chardonnay wins the International Trophy for the
World’s Best Chardonnay at the biggest global wine competition.
Josef Chromy Wines has been nominated for a People's Choice Award at the 2013 Tasmanian Architecture Awards. If you have visited the establishment and would like to vote for Josef Chromy Wines and our architect, Jack Birrell, please cast your vote at:
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The Josef Chromy Vintage Sparkling 2008 is proof that some things do improve with age. Results from the Perth Royal Wine Show below;
Josef Chromy Pinot Noir 2011
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Cellar Door - Open 7 days 10am - 5pm
Restaurant - Lunch daily 11.45am - 2.30pm
(Closed Christmas Day)
370 Relbia Rd
Relbia TAS 7258
03 6335 8700