Lisdillon Estate & Vineyard

Back in January last year, Gemma gave me a wonderful birthday surprise with a trip up the East coast of Tasmania and a stay at Lisdillon Estate. Lisdillon is located near Little Swanport and dates back to the 1830s when it was a farm and salt works. Today it remains a working sheep farm and has the added bonus of being a vineyard! The Cotton Family has been running the place since the 1970s and has lovingly restored a number of the beautiful cottages at the site for accommodation purposes.

The Cotton’s invited me back to take some more photos of the cottages, vineyard and wines a while back and we got to stay in the Blacksmiths Cottage this time around, which was lovely and cosy. Depending on the number of people in your group, there’s a place suited to everyone’s needs.

The Shepherds Cottage

The Shepherds cottage is a 1 bedroom building and was the first place we stayed back in 2018. It’s ideal for couples and is a really nice and cosy space.

The bedroom is lovely and spacious.
An old wooden cart features in the front garden.
A nice roomy kitchen perfect for whipping up a tasty meal.
Loved this cosy living room, so homely.

The Coach House

The Coach House is ideal for larger groups and has beautifully kept gardens, a huge entertaining and living area and lots of room for everyone.

Like an Italian villa, very grand and quaint.
The inside is really bright and clean.
A comfy seating area with plenty of room for everyone.
One of the spacious bedrooms upstairs.

The Blacksmiths Cottage

The Blacksmiths Cottage is a happy medium with 2 bedrooms making it ideal for families with little ones. The stonework within the cottage is very nicely done and it’s a really cosy and inviting place to stay.

This bedroom was so nice with amazing views.
A warming and inviting fireplace for those cooler evenings.
Plenty of outdoor entertaining space.

The Gregan Retreat

Last and certainly not least is the Gregan Retreat, a perfect spot for artists to get away from it all, sit out on the deck and take in the relaxing views of the river and the swans floating on by.

Another quaint and homely sleeping area.
Loved the chest and doors leading out to the deck.
A huge outdoor deck with views looking out over the river.

The wine and vineyard

The first vines were planted at Lisdillon in ten years ago with the first vintage being produced in 2013. We very much enjoyed the Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc and I was delighted to find it available in our local bottle shop in North Hobart the other day!

The Lisdillon Pinot Noir on the private beach next to the vineyard with the source of the label design in the background.
A lovely glass of red in front of a roaring fire. Heaven.
Local delicacies from the vineyard and the sea.
Mmmmmm wine. Not so much oysters for me haha!
The gently sloping contours of the vines leading down to the river.
You can see the Shepherds Cottage peaking out of the trees in the back with the private beach beyond. Little slice of heaven.
Mmmmmm future wine.
Came across this awesome shaded spot under a tree, perfect for a little picnic on a hot day.

To find out more about staying at one of the beautiful Lisdillon cottages or if you’d like to buy some of their yummy wine or both (I highly recommend both) visit their website.

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