Josef Chromy

Josef Chromy is a man of resilience and commitment, and profoundly shaped the Tasmanian food and wine landscape. While his journey began with ventures into renowned wineries such as Rochecombe (now Bay of Fires), Jansz, Heemskerk, and Tamar Ridge, it’s at his own estate where Joe’s passion for Tasmania truly blossoms today.

Though Joe’s remarkable journey commenced as a 19-year-old fleeing war-ravaged Czechoslovakia, his legacy is deeply rooted in the Tasmanian soil. Having braved adversities and redefined success with his venture, Blue Ribbon Meat Products, Joe ventured into the wine industry, and launched Josef Chromy Wines in 2007, as a testament to his unwavering dedication to the Tasmanian land and its people.

In just four years, the estate garnered unparalleled accolades, securing 14 trophies and 170 medals. This meteoric success is not just about awards; it symbolises the estate’s devotion to producing wines that mirror the richness of Tasmania.

Today, Josef Chromy Wines is more than a winery. It’s a celebration of the commitment Joe had to the region, showcasing the finest food and wine that Tasmania offers. The 61 hectare vineyard, set in the cool climes of the Tamar Valley, yields both sparkling and table wines of unmatched quality, reflecting a true sense of place. Alongside the wines, the estate offers a culinary journey, ensuring an authentic and memorable Tasmanian food and wine experience.

As we continue our evolution of Josef Chromy Wines, it’s essential to recognise the estate’s core – an unwavering loyalty to Tasmania. Joe’s values, driven by love and allegiance to his adopted homeland, are still echoed in every glass of wine and every dish served at the estate today.


WHITE WINE – Riesling by Josef Chromy


Fresh citrus aromas with hints of Kaffir lime notes delivering a vibrant minerality and racy natural acidity in this refreshing dry Riesling.

Colour: Pale lemon-green

Aroma: Delicate floral notes of Jasmine and citrus blossom, bath salts, lime and fresh cut pear. Savoury undertones of bay leaf and green olive.

Palate: The palate delivers great fruit concentration and texture, supported by mouthwatering racy acidity. An abundance of citrus fruit flavours and a salty, briny finish.

Grapes: 100% Riesling

Winemaking: Riesling grapes were picked at optimal ripeness in early April from Block 9 of the Josef Chromy Relbia Vineyard.

The grapes were gently pressed under CO2 cover to help preserve delicate aroma compounds. The free run juice was highly clarified to further support the pristine aromatic profile of the finished wine.

A cool fermentation took place thereafter in a stainless steel tank, lasting about two weeks and monitored daily. Upon completion, the wine was left to settle, before being racked off its gross lees and allowed to further develop for several months before bottling.

Cellaring: 10+ Years

Serving: Citrus dressed fish crudo, natural oysters or mild Indian curries


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