Craigie Knowe Vineyard

The oldest vineyard on Tasmania’s East Coast. Family owned and operated specialising in Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon & Riesling

About the winery
The vineyard is located approximately 1.5 hours from either Launceston or Hobart at Cranbrook on Tasmania’s east coast. The cellar door is set among the vines with plenty of seating both inside and out. You are welcome to taste our wines and learn about each one. You are guided through the tasting by one of the owners. We also have wonderful vineyard platters, cheese boards and wine and chocolate matching.

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Opening Hours
Monday: 10:00 - 17:00Tuesday: 10:00 - 17:00Wednesday: ClosedThursday: 10:00 - 17:00Friday: 10:00 - 17:00Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00
Summer Hours
Monday: 10:00 - 17:00Tuesday: 10:00 - 17:00Wednesday: 10:00 - 17:00Thursday: 10:00 - 17:00Friday: 10:00 - 17:00Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00
Cellar door / shop
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Events / Weddings
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Children friendly
Disabled access
Wines produced
Pinot Gris , Pinot Noir , Cabernet Sauvignon , Riesling , Rosé, Chardonnay
History & Geography
Craigie Knowe is the oldest vineyard on the East Coast of Tasmania. Our first vines were planted in 1979, by then Hobart dentist John Austwick. He was such a pioneer of the time, with many local farmers thinking he was crazy, but they quickly realised John was onto something and planted their own vines. A passionate Bordeaux Blend Cabernet fan, John initially planted Cab Sav, Cab Franc, Merlot and Petite Verdot, but Pinot and Riesling soon followed. He made his own wine on site in what is now the Cellar Door, and built a great reputation as an exceptional winemaker. We are just your average couple who, like most people, love to drink wine and love a challenge… and when we purchased Craigie we definitely got both! Since then we have taken a long term lease of a vineyard 2Klm away and make magnificent Chardonnay, Pinot Gris & Rosé under our white label range of wines.
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