When I heard Bruny Island had a winery, it was added straight to our must visit list especially after I learned it served lunch which is a double win on an island without many eating options.
Touted as Australia’s most southern winery, Bruny Island Premium Wines Bar and Grill seemed like the perfect place to spend some of our holiday time.
So is it worth visiting a Bruny Island winery? What can you find at Bruny Island Premium Wines? Do the wines taste good?! Below, I share my full review of Bruny Island Premium Wines and describe exactly what you can expect from a visit here.
Bruny Island Premium Wines Review
This Bruny Island vineyard is open for lunch daily and dinner on Friday and Saturday nights at certain times of the year.
Our visit was during lunch.
The first thing I noticed was the great views over the vineyard. A complaint I had of our last winery lunch in the Tamar Valley was the lack of any type of view but this was not a problem here.
In addition to the restaurant (which is relatively big), there is a tasting area to the right as you walk in as well as a small shop area selling Tasmanian items.
It’s not just wines produced here but hand-crafted ciders as well. You can take your pick as to what to try.
The menu is reasonably extensive for a Tasmanian winery and there is a focus on local produce. Between us, we tried out the burgers and the tasting platter as well as a couple of the wines. Unfortunately, there is no tasting paddle option to try out a few wines or ciders in the restaurant.
The service was not that friendly but it was efficient. I felt like we were annoying to the waitress that served us for no apparent reason.
The food was good – my husband and I enjoyed our tasting platter which had some meats, cheeses, oysters and olives but it was on the light side and we were still hungry afterwards. The kids thought their marsh burgers were ok. My ten year old was still hungry after this despite getting an adult meal.
On an island where there is barely a dining option for dinner, I extra wished they would serve a decent sized lunch.
I did very much enjoy my sauvignon blanc and bought some to take home. It’s on the pricey side, but worth it.
All in all, we did enjoy the wine and our lunch. It’s a great setting, it’s peaceful, the wines are good and our tasting platter yummy.
Bruny Island Winery Location
Premium Wines Bruny Island is located at 4391 Bruny Island Main Road. It’s just outside Lunawanna on the main road and you can’t miss it. There is a car park on site.
If you like wine, cider, eating local foods or just pretty surroundings, I recommend a visit to Bruny Island Premium Wines. It’s especially a nice spot for lunch, although serving sizes could be better. Regardless, I’m sure we will visit again next time we are on Bruny.
Considering visiting the penguins while you are on Bruny Island? Read all the details of how to see these gorgeous creatures here. Like some oysters before or after your meal? Read about how to get delicious Bruny Island oysters here. You can also find our full guide to things to do on Bruny Island here and more fun things to do in Southern Tasmania here.
Sharon grew up in Tasmania, moved away and then came back with her family twenty years later. She loves re-discovering her home state and sharing it with you here.