In a past issue of Winestate magazine I profiled Moorilla Estate, part of the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) on the Derwent River just north of Hobart. Click here to read the article.
Moorilla’s winemaker Conor van der Reest is making some seriously good drink now wines under the Praxis label and some wines for cellaring under his Muse range. Moorilla sells 70% of its wines via its cellar door.
It might be living in the shadow of Tasmania’s MONA Museum but Moorilla Estate once again stands alone as a producer of fine wine.
Moorilla, Tasmania’s second oldest 20th century winery has come full circle since the pioneering Claudio Alcorso planted 200 vines in 1958 at Berriedale overlooking the Derwent River. It’s now part of the breathtakingly spectacular Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), a leisurely 20-minute catamaran ride from Hobart. This is by far the best way to access it, but be warned you have to climb a few steps once you alight, its well worth it though!
At Moorilla Estate there’s more to the wine than is in the bottle!