Lunch at Frogmore Creek outside Hobart’s the best you’ll do

Frogmore Creek winery door

Frogmore Creek is nice. I’m fact, it’s better-than-nice; it’s an institution in Tasmania and only 20 minutes from town.

It’s the privately owned and operated little producer of a veritable tonne of wines and varying wine labels to come out of our fair Southern state since it first came about.

The Frogmore Creek name is synonymous a quality drop, but have you been to the winery?

Just over the Tasman Bridge from Hobart and out of town by car for about 20 minutes, the winery sits on a little road, overlooking a helluva lot of vines and in the far distance, the largest space program in the country, the Mount Pleasant Radio Observatory. If you’re patient enough, so see the gargantuan satellite dish oscillate throughout the day.

But it’s not the Frogmore location, or view that sets them a bottle above the rest, it’s what they do; their ‘bread ‘n’ butter’ as it were; their lifeblood – wine.

Lauded as one of Tasmania’s host awarded wine makers, Frogmore is known for its 42 Degrees South, Single Block Series, Winemakers Reserve and Frogmore Creek label, of course, offering a wide and hugely varied set of premium varietals that can be found all over the country.

Frogmore Creek wine 42 degrees south

All made, processed and shipped-out on-site they’re a huge operation, but where they really shine – if food’s your thing – is the restaurant at the cellar door.

About the Frogmore Creek restaurant and cellar door

Frogmore Cellar-door

They do tastings, of course, of the whole range and everyone behind the bar is so knowledgeable, you almost question how refined your own palette really is. But, that aside, it’s the restaurant that really shines and brings the whole experience perfectly together – gigantic fireplace, and all.

With a menu developed and refined by head chef Ruben Koopman, the Frogmore Creek restaurant operates around one main goal: for their guests to enjoy the Frogmore Creek experience as a whole; from the food, the wine and service all in their beautiful surrounds that overlook the vineyard and Coal River Valley.

They’ve ticked the mandatory boxes to do just that.

With a full spread menu from the mind of Koopman, comprising a huge selection of dishes from the land, sea and garden; what’s on offer at the Frogmore restaurant is a tribute to the beautiful produce of Tasmania and the diversity of kitchens around the world.

Frogmore Creek Hobart food

Think options like octopus, chorizo and spicy nduja tortellini with mojo picon and fetta mousse, Sticky pork belly with a star anise caramel rhubarb relish, smoked shoulder croquette and piccalilli mayonnaise and truffle potato tartare with egg yolk gel, cornichons, capers, smoked almonds and garden flowers. And that’s just a few.

Frogmore Creek Hobart wantons

Their menu is seasonal, working with a lot of locally sourced produce from around Tasmania, or from their own range of what’s handy, so it’s fresh, wholesome, quality and colourful. And the best part? You’ll never have the same thing twice.

Frogmore Creek Hobart peach dessert

For your next trip to Hobart, visit Frogmore Creek Winery at

699 Richmond Road

Cambridge 7170

Feature image: Open Table