Like many former mainlanders, Annette and Edward Ferrero moved to Tasmania last year in pursuit of a green change.
The couple bought Lebrina's Brook Eden Vineyard, quit their marketing jobs and moved from Brisbane about four months ago, after a Tasmanian holiday saw them fall in love with the state.
Mrs Ferrero said the vineyard, with 2.47 hectares under vine and 80 olive trees, had an adjacent cellar door with a tasting menu of eight different wines.
``I come from a farming upbringing, as does my husband, and it was one of our dreams that we'd end up somewhere where we could see something grow,'' Mrs Ferrero said.
She said the move had been tough for the couple, as they adapted to a new home, lifestyle and career - but she had no regrets.
``I didn't realise how challenging it would be . . . but we've been embraced by the winemaking industry and the local people; it's been surprising and unexpected,'' Mrs Ferrero said.
``Because we've lived in big cities - we lived in Brisbane and Sydney before this - we're just not used to that.''
Brook Eden is at 167 Adams Road, Lebrina. The cellar door is open 11am to 5pm, Thursday to Monday.