Chromy’s grape expectations
Entrepreneur Josef Chromy wanted a world-class facility when he proposed a new $5 million function centre at Relbia near Launceston. Mr Chromy said that the aim was to increase annual visitors to the cellar door and restaurant past the present 40,000, reports The Mercury. “We were looking for a little taste of Europe in Tasmania,” Czech-born Mr Chromy said. The Josef Chromy Restaurant and Function Centre, which seats 120 people, looks over 61ha of predominantly Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. Premier Lara Giddings opened the facility last week.