High Tea continues to exceed expectations at Riversdale Estate, with guests commenting on the quality of the offerings and the delightful surrounds and very pleasant and professional staff.
The recent Shop Till you Drop High Tea proved a winner for grabbing a quality bargain! Some up-coming events include a Regency High Tea; Japanese High Tea and Charlie & The Chocolate Factory event, filled with chocolate and goodies to make you smile.
Two Sittings daily, choose between 10.30am or 2.00pm - with each sitting being 2 hours.
Riversdale Estate as a valued Tasmanian business and well established in the wine and hospitality industry, was the major sponsor for the Launcestonto Hobart yacht race, and we look forward to many years of successful sponsorship.
Line Honours went to "Fork in the Road, skippered by Gary Smith; Second was RAD, skippered by Brent Mckay, and Third to B&G Advantage, skippered by Jeff Cordell.
Riversdale Village was located on the wharf from the 27 December thru to January 2.
A pop-up village was set up and included our Richmond Arms Hotel pop-up pub, the Riversdale Estate Bakery, with the highlight being the Riversdale Estate Airstream. The Airstream was polished and gleaming and offering the best of Riversdale Estate wines.
Also, having escaped from Mr McGregor and The Peter Rabbit Garden, Peter Rabbit made a daily appearance to the delight of all ages.
So for 2018, pop into your diary a visit to the Riversdale Estate Village, on the waterfront - just in front of Elizabeth St Pier.
Head Chef Greg has selected and sourced local ingredients for a mouth-watering Autumnal menu. Riversdale Lamb is showcased with a superb 8 point Lamb Rack or choose from Fillet Medallions with potato & chive fritters; roasted capsicum rubbed Spatchcock with Dauphine Potatoes; King sh on a bed of mash with creamy leek sauce; Vegetable Terrine with roasted yellow pepper chutney; Quail Con t Tarts; Tasmanian Salmon Gravlax with blueberries and horseradish cream, to name a few.
And of course desserts are divine...
Lemon, Lime & Bitters Pana cotta; Tulip Pavlova; Paris Brest; and no dessert menu from our award winning restaurant would be complete without the heritage and taste of Elvina Fehlberg's Raspberry Cheesecake to tempt the sweet tooth!
As the year rolls on so do our hilarious Faulty Towers shows!
Direct from West End, you will laugh for 2 hours in between enjoying a 3 course Dinner, especially prepared for by our talented Chefs. There are still seats left, so please call us on 62 485555 to reserve yours.
We will be flying the Faulty Towers cast out again in November, - the tickets to the shows are fabulous early Xmas presents, and corporate and office End-of-Year celebrations! So do get in early, as we are limited to 120 guests per show.
Phone 62 485555 to reserve your tickets now or email email@example.com
Peter Rabbit continues to delight young and old as they wander thru the garden. We cater for birthday parties in the themed birthday room - always a hit with the children and adults! We supply the most delicious birthday treats for children and adults, and the choice of a Peter Rabbit cake or a Jemima cake as well-all you need to do is dress in party out ts and come along and join in the fun!
While talking Peter Rabbit, we have a country dessert item in The French Bistro on the menu especially for Peter Rabbit fans -why not try Mrs McGregor Apple and Blackberry Pie with clotted cream when you visit next?!
At the recent 28th Tasmanian Wine Show, with judging
by Huon Hook, Patrick Cominskey & Glenn Thompson, Riversdale Estate was awarded a Gold medal and Throphy for Best of Class for our 2014 Riversdale Estate Botrytis Riesling - another superb drop; a Silver medal was also awarded for 2017 Riversdale Estate Pinot Gris - well worth cellaring.
Available at the Cellar Door or reserve a bottle or two by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our 2018 Vintage is off to a splendid success with high tonnage of quality fruit.
The majority of grapes grown on Riversdale are used
to produce the Riversdale Estate and Roaring 40's
range, however we still grow grapes for nationally and internationally recognized brands as in the case of Treasury Estates.
This Vintage saw the right climate for growing grapevines. This always entails a minimum number of days of frost- free temperatures to mature the growing grapevines. It takes 165 to 180 days, which includes harvesting of the fruit and acclimation of the wood. With proper care grapevines can live to 50-100 years. The oldest vines on Riversdale are situated in front of the The French Bistro and are 28 years old.
The closeness and proximity to the expanse of Pittwater gives us an edge in grape production, as all our varieties do well, however some of our varieties like Chardonnay do particularly well.
Our Chardonnay wine is the most awarded in the history of Tasmania. Our white wines are balanced by acid, and without the acid the wine would not be as interesting to drink. Our fine red wines are balanced by the tannins, rather than acid, and as the tannins mature to an alluring richness and velvety taste. To achieve this, the tannins take time to mature, both in the vineyard and the making process, in bottle and barrel.
Our superb fine wines come from vines and locations that are perfectly matched to the terroir at Riversdale. Due to our forward planning our vines get the gentle early morning sun and then bask in the late afternoon sun, every day. These conditions are near perfect for the growth and production for our fine wines.
Our Riversdale Estate Rosé is produced from a blend of our nest red grapes.
The perfect colour of our Rosé comes from the skins of red grapes making contact with the juice after crushing, and prior to the fermentation process starts. We then separate the juice from the skins and ferment like a white wine. Our Rosé is fruity on the nose, but sweet in the mouth, and finishes with good acid as it is a dry wine.
Two Tasmanian enterprises, the Derwent Sailing Squadron and Riversdale Estate Wines, have joined forces to conduct and promote the Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race, known as the L2H.
The 285-nautical mile race is the 11th Launceston to Hobart Race around Tasmania's East Coast.
Welcoming Riversdale Estate Wines as the naming rights sponsor of the 2017 L2H Race, DSS Commodore Dr Steve Chau said: "The Derwent Sailing Squadron is delighted to partner with an iconic, wholly owned Tasmanian business in the conduct of the wholly owned Tasmanian yacht race". Riversdale Estate will have a "Riversdale Village" on the waterfront in Hobart where the L2H race finishes. The Village will be an area that families can see the yachts as they finish and berth, purchase great Tasmanian food, from pies, pastries to raspberries and cream, and of course Peter Rabbit cupcakes and Riversdale wine. There will be food and entertainment for all...children will love meeting Peter Rabbit who will be visiting from the Peter Rabbit Garden each day.