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Leaning Church Vineyard

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76 Brooks Rd, Lilydale, Launceston, Tasmania 7267, Australia
+61 3 6395 4447
10:00 - 17:00
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Perth, Australia
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45 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful grounds with a leaning church, would appear to cater for weddings or similar functions. Wines for tasting were excellent, we didn't stay for lunch

1 Thank Becks1953
Greater Perth, Australia
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148 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

On advice from another winery we called in here for a shared lunch platter. Food was beautifully presented and there was a huge amount for the two of us. Definitely recommended as a stop on the wine route or as a lunch spot when in Launceston.

1 Thank Annette C
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This little vineyard really packs some punch - they make the best of everything: their wines, location and staff. We had coffee and wine tasting and bought some pinot. The very unique descriptions on their wine tasting menu are worth the trip alone. The cafe/coffee shop has a lovely setting and their are some tables dotted under trees. The grounds... More 

2 Thank SusanJaneClark
Brisbane, Australia
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511 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 553 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We decided to drop into this vineyard after reading a little write up in one of the guidebooks. We tried some wines and decided to stay and share the lunch platter. The lunch platter was huge! Really tasty and enjoyed a glass of wine with that. Friendly staff, nice wine and food in a nice setting.

2 Thank Yorkie_Traveller
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We popped in for some wine tasting and lunch. We chose the platter which had a great variety of Tasmanian local foods. Exactly what we wanted. Wines were nice and great friendly service

2 Thank rubez
Southern England
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188 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Having seen this restaurant listed as number 3 in Trip Adviser's list of seafood restaurants, I was a little disappointed to find there was no fish on the menu. That said, the menu had a good range of platters and salads. We shared a cheese platter and a warm loaf of bread which were both very nice and were plenty... More 

Thank LizaC-Medlar
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Range of good quality Tasmanian wines presented by a very welcoming hostess. Don't miss the whisky tasting - worth the cost.

1 Thank Roger P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Plovers Ridge B-and-B which is right next door so started out wine tasting tour here. The owners are very friendly and the wine is good and not really available commercially other than at the Lilydale Larder in town. 2013 reisling was our favourite. We preferred this winery over a couple of the big brand wineries. Not as... More 

Thank goldcoastlocal
Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Beautiful location where our host Sarah shared her knowledge of their wines along side her unique descriptions. The limited menu was perfectly matched with the wines on offer.

Thank Ozregeneration
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

From the moment we walked in Mark and Sarah were hands down the most welcoming cellar door we experienced in the Tamar Valley. Sarah's wine descriptions are refreshing and fun. Unfortunately we didn't get to experience the food this time but the wines were very quaffable.

Thank bottlebru5h

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Australian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76 Brooks Rd, Lilydale, Launceston, Tasmania 7267, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston  >  Lilydale
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6395 4447
Leaning Church Vineyard guarantees a fresh, funky and fun experience every single time! Owners Sarah and Mark Hirst invite you to visit their patch of paradise in Tasmania's internationally-renowned Pipers River wine region - only 20 minutes from Launceston. Taste their award-winning cool-climate wines, sample single malt Tasmanian whisky, dine in their "Knives and Forks are Optional" Cafe, tour the historic "leaning" church, browse local art, and relax in the landscaped gardens overlooking the spectacular lily-covered lakes and endless rows of vines to towering Mt Arthur. We love our food. We love to immerse ourselves in home-grown fresh produce. And we love to feel our food. That's why our new menu at Leaning Church Vineyard is all about stimulating your senses. We want you to touch, see, smell, hear and taste - with or without knives and forks! We deliver simple but real, fresh and tasty food direct to your table - some straight from the rich soils of our vineyard where our vegie garden is ripening produce for your plates. And, of course, all matched to our award-winning Leaning Church Vineyard wines... Leaning Church Vineyard is open from 10am - 5pm seven days a week from September to mid May.

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