Launceston and North and East, Tasmania

2015 Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards - Best Cellar Door with Best Food - Northern Tasmania
The Josef Chromy Cellar Door and Cafe in Relbia, Northern Tasmania, is an idyllic spot to revel in the natural beauty of the area, as you enjoy local produce suitably matched with estate grown wines. Housed in an original 1880's homestead with an open log fire, the venue exudes a sense of tranquillity. Take the time to marvel at the surrounding vineyards and lakes as you sip on an elegant wine from premium cool climate fruits accompanied by a Modern Australian meal.
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370 Relbia Road
Relbia TAS 7258





Modern Australian, Vegetarian available

Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$


Fully Licensed (no BYO)

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There's little doubt that the lovely gardens, the magnificent old trees and the view across the lake to a hillside of vines add immeasurably to the pleasure of eating and drinking your way through a lazy lunch on the balcony or garden tables at Joe Chromy's cellar door. Even on a day with mist on the water and rain pelting down, the atmosphere of the historic building that houses this cafe is one of cosy and cosseted relaxation, and an inducement to the enjoyment of good food and wine. And if the food is good, the wines are even better with multi-trophy-winning winemaker, Jeremy Dineen, nominated as a finalist in this year's national Young Winemaker of the Year.

The menu sits firmly in the popular cafe mainstream. A gourmet platter, frittata, pasta, risotto, homemade pie and Caesar salad sit alongside entrees like mussels in a tomato and fennel broth and mains including chicken, blue eye on Parmesan gnocchi and King Island porterhouse. The beef and onion pie is a proper pie with the flavoursome, juicy and tender meat fully enclosed in good, crisp pastry. An open duck lasagne is a somewhat less moist and juicy combination of confit duck with diced tomato and a trendy cauliflower puree. The chicken Caesar comes well composed and pleasingly dressed. With excellent wines and the food seasoned by the view, it is no surprise to find the cafe usually fully booked and buzzing whatever the day and whatever the weather.
Graeme Phillips

Specials & Events

Effervescence Tasmania @ Josef Chromy Wines
Dates Fri 16 Nov to Sun 18 Nov
Location Relbia, Tasmania
Category Wine / Beer Events and Tastings
Description Tasmania's emergence as a producer of some of the world's best sparkling wine will be celebrated in November at Effervescence Tasmania 2018. Described as one ...
Sunday Winery Tours @ Josef Chromy
Dates Sun 26 Jun 16 to Sun 30 Jun 19
Location Relbia, Tasmania
Category Wine / Beer Events and Tastings
Description Go behind the label and explore the winemaking process from grape to glass. An informative, yet informal opportunity to learn a little ...
The Great Chef Series @ Josef Chromy Wines
Dates Fri 04 May to Fri 05 Oct
Location Relbia, Tasmania
Category Special Event
Description From May to October, Josef Chromy Wines, Restaurant and Cellar will host a series of public events, where cookery students from TasTAFE Drysdale will work ...


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Award Winning / Hatted
Cellar Door
Country Venue
Function for 50-100
In a Winery
Outdoor Dining
Something Different
Suitable for Corporate functions
Suitable for Families with children
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
Suitable for Weddings
This restaurant does not have any awards.


Craig Will on 26/08/2014
Josef Chromy is just 10 minutes down the road from the Stillwater, and has the best range of cool climate Tasmanian wines. The Winemaker Jeremy is not only gifted but is honoured to be able to work with some of the best fruit in the country! Their Chardonnay picked up Best Wine at the Decanter Awards in London in November 2013 but my favourite drop in Tasmania is their Pinot Noir.
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