Score: 8.055

Ah, it seems someone already has, and has poured you a flight of flavours from the Tamar’s famous pinot, to Velo Wines cabernet, to Holm Oak fortifieds… We don’t need an English magazine to tell us this is one of the 10 best wine routes in the world, but thanks Essential Travel UK! “The views are almost as good as the wines,” says Georgia Rickard, without a hiccup, “and in autumn, the vineyards take on a golden glow, like a good riesling.”

Stay in Launceston at Hatherley House (book ahead, Cinderella, at this two-room delight, to be able to sleep in The Ballroom); or branch off a little way (more of a twig) to the Esk Valley for a couple of nights at Red Feather Inn, built by famed colonial architect John Sprunt, and now styled French provincial. It has a cooking school to boot – so you’ll leave with skills as well as a trunk full of wine. More info: Discover Tasmania

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