Moorilla Estate

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Moorilla Estate
LocationBerriedale, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Coordinates42°48′43″S 147°15′39″E / 42.81194°S 147.26083°E / -42.81194; 147.26083
Key peopleClaudio Alcorso, David Walsh
Known forCloth Label, Estate Range, Black Label, St Matthius
VarietalsGewürztraminer, Pinot gris, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot noir, Brut (wine), Sauvignon blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Other productsMoo Brew
Other attractionsMuseum of Old and New Art (MONA), The Ether building, The Source Restaurant, Mona Pavilions (accommodation)

Moorilla Estate is a winery located in the suburb of Berriedale, 12 km north of the city centre of Hobart, in Tasmania.


It was established in 1958 by Italian-Australian former textile merchant Claudio Alcorso.[1]

Moorilla Estate is currently owned by David Walsh,[2][3] and is the site of the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA).[4]

The winery produces a number of cool climate wines, and also produces five beers under the label Moo Brew.[5]

Moo Brew[edit]

Moorilla in 2017

In November 2004 a micro-brewery was installed at Moorilla Estate, under the guidance of head brewer, Owen Johnston. In June 2005 the first keg was sold and went on tap at T42° on Hobart’s waterfront. In 2010 Moo Brew expanded and opened a second brewery in Bridgewater, Tasmania. All brewing is now carried out at this secondary site. Moo Brew produce five core beers (each featuring exclusive artwork by Australian artist John Kelly):

They also produce a number of seasonal beers, including:

  • a Harvest Ale;
  • a seasonal Stout; and
  • a farmhouse style Saison.


Accommodation was added in 2000 and consisting of four hilltop chalets which feature items from the Museum of Old and New Art.[6][7] Four further pavilions were opened in 2009.


The site also plays host to a number of live music and drama performances on a regular basis, and has a function centre.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Alcorso, Claudio; Penny, Roger (Roger Stephen), 1938- (Interviewer); Alcorso, Claudio, 1913-2000. Wind you say (1994), Claudio Alcorso interviewed by Roger Penny, retrieved 21 April 2013 {{citation}}: |author2= has generic name (help)CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ McAdam, Diana (1 May 2010), "Artistry and complexity; My Favourite Home: David Walsh.(FT WEEKEND SUPPLEMENT - HOUSE & HOME)", The Financial Times, Financial Times Ltd: 3, ISSN 0307-1766
  3. ^ The Collector. in The Age
  4. ^ Moorilla Estate author (2001), Moorilla Estate, retrieved 21 April 2013 {{citation}}: |author1= has generic name (help)
  5. ^ Walker, Jacqui (10 June 2004), "New growth on old wood. The entrepreneurial touch has revived a premium Tasmanian wine brand. The Danish connection has helped, too.(Moorilla Estate)", Business Review Weekly, BRW Media, 26 (22): 62(1), ISSN 0727-758X
  6. ^ Moorilla Estate author (2001), Moorilla Estate, retrieved 21 April 2013 {{citation}}: |author1= has generic name (help)
  7. ^ "$3m Moorilla winery revamp is approved", Australasian Business Intelligence, COMTEX News Network, Inc, 20 November 2003, ISSN 1320-6680
  8. ^ Museum of Old and New Art (Tas.); MONA FOMA (Tas.) (2009), MONA FOMA [program], Museum of Old and New Art, retrieved 21 April 2013

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