Tasmania's Derwent Valley region is just 20 minutes drive from Hobart. Although possibly now more well known for MONA (Museum of Old and New Art), which is also home to Moorilla Estate, the Derwent Valley is home to a small, but select, number of cellar doors.
When looking to visit to the cellar doors in this area, it is important to note that most of the limited number of cellar doors are closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, so make sure you factor this into your planning.
We generally base ourselves in Hobart to explore this area. Located at the entrance to the Derwent River and set amongst the foothills of Mt Wellington, Hobart is a great city with a nice blend of historical buildings and modern conveniences. There are plenty of accommodation options here, a number of nice restaurants and plenty to see and do. Take a walk along the iconic waterfront (be sure to pop by the many fishmongers and fish and chip shops and keep an eye out for the local sea lion!), explore Salamanca (including the fantastic Saturday outdoor market) or take a trip across to MONA for an interesting art experience. If you are really motivated, a trip up to Mount Wellington is well worth it, but be sure to pack numerous layers of clothing if you are visiting in Winter!