What is it?
The Picker's Hut is a luxury vineyard escape in the Jordan Valley, Tasmania.
The Picker’s Hut was designed to capture the essence of the natural landscape - huge windows in every room provide a panoramic view of the vineyard and the valley. The north-facing location and a huge outdoor deck capture the beautiful all-day sun. You can sit at the breakfast bar and admire the vines, or you can perch on the deck, admire the unique landscape of the valley and see if you can spot the farm workers herding sheep or plowing paddocks.
The Picker’s Hut is uniquely situated on the site of a working farm and vineyard, feel free to wander through the vines to have a look at our Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay varieties. You can also enjoy a picnic amongst the vines or simply sit on the deck and admire the view.
The Jones Family have farmed the region for six generations, and currently the site of the hut is also used to farm Merino sheep and a variety of crops. It is a truly spectacular setting to kick back and enjoy the very best of the Jordan Valley – Tasmania’s hidden gem.
About the location
Although The Picker’s Hut feels like a world away, is located only a 45 minute drive from Hobart.
You have everything you need for a peaceful farmstay, however, if you are looking for places to eat, drink and experience, we are in the perfect gateway location to some of the most popular tourism offerings in Tasmania. These include the Derwent Valley, the Coal River Valley, the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) and many other local walks and experiences.
Two bedrooms, for a maximum of four guests.
One bathroom, with bath, shower and a separate toilet
The original hut has an incredibly rich history. It was an original hut from the Brighton Army Camp and was built to house Tasmanian soldiers before they departed to fight in World War Two. The huts were also used to house prisoners of war from 1944-1946, immigrants from Europe in the late 1940’s, shelter for victims of the 1967 bushfires and intermittently for camps for army cadets. The camp was decommissioned in 1999 and the huts have been sitting idle ever since. When the opportunity came along to purchase this small slice of history it could not be turned down – what better way to honour the hut’s history than repurposing it and sharing it with guests.
The hut was transported to its current location in 2016. Since then, it has been used as a base for the vineyard workers and fruit pickers to rest and refuel whilst working long days nurturing the vines. Although the external structure has changed, the original foundations and floorboards are the same – and it is important for us to make sure the history of the building is not forgotten.
The Picker's Hut is located at Invercarron.
Invercarron is a young Tasmanian vineyard producing premium wines. We are located on a single site in the Jordan Valley, not far from the Derwent and Coal River Valley wine regions. The vines perch high above the valley with stunning views and all day sun, facilitating the production of high quality and distinctive wines.
We pride ourselves on being a fully Tasmanian owned, family-run vineyard. As a result, you can trace each product right back to the original vine grown in Broadmarsh, Tasmania.