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Saturday 4 September 2021

Sweet treats: meet the cellar door with its own patisserie


Craigie Knowe was the first vineyard planted on Tasmania’s East Coast – back 1979.

Now it is the first cellar door in the state to have its own on-site patisserie, as is being discovered by visitors to the Great Eastern Wine Week this weekend and next.

Open every day the rustic cellar door is open (Friday-Monday right now), the patisserie offers visitors the chance to combine a tasting of wines - which range from riesling and pinot gris to pinot noir and cabernet sauvignon – with a sweet treat.

Just a few weeks after opening the patisserie, winery co-owner Glenn Travers said the new addition was contributing over 15% of the cellar door's income.

The meringues and macarons, cakes and other treats are created by the talented Xinruo Wang, a pastry chef previously with Daci & Daci in Hobart and Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio and Cafe di Stasio in Melbourne.

She happens to be the partner of Travers’ son – a fortunate piece of synchronicity.

In addition to the patisserie, Craigie Knowe tourism offerings include free wine tastings, a Chocolate and Wine experience, wine and/or food in the vines and vineyard tours.


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