Moorilla Estate

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Moorilla Estate
Location Berriedale, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Coordinates 42°48′43″S 147°15′39″E / 42.81194°S 147.26083°E / -42.81194; 147.26083
Founded 1958
Key people Claudio Alcorso, David Walsh
Known for Cloth Label, Estate Range, Black Label, St Matthius
Varietals Gewürztraminer, Pinot gris, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot noir, Brut (wine), Sauvignon blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Other products Moo Brew
Other attractions Museum 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]

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 
  2. ^ McAdam, Diana (2010-05-01), "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 
  5. ^ Walker, Jacqui (2004-06-10), "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 
  7. ^ "$3m Moorilla winery revamp is approved", Australasian Business Intelligence, COMTEX News Network, Inc, 2003-11-20, 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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