With picturesque views of the Tamar River guiding you through the vineyards, the West Tamar has a mix of small family run vineyards and one of the First Families of Australian wine, Brown Brothers at Tamar Ridge.
Chartley Estate is a 7-hectare family owned and run vineyard. It is situated in Northern Tasmania overlooking the waters of the Tamar River. It is a cool climate vineyard producing typically cool climate wines. It is a medal winning vineyard. Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc complete the vineyard varieties. All vines are hand pruned and picked for premium quality.
The partners in Goaty Hill Wines are close friends from two families who moved from Victoria, specifically to start the journey toward making award winning wines in the famous Tamar Valley in the pristine cool climate island state of Tasmania. Natasha, Kristine, Markus and Tony (plus an assortment of children and dogs) warmly invite you to join them and enjoy the journey of learning, sharing and enjoying fine wine with friends.
Holm Oak Vineyards was established in 1983, and takes its name from the Holm Oak trees planted on the property. The vineyard is 12 Ha in size and has plantings of Riesling, Sauvignon blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Arneis, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Marion’s Vineyard, situated in the heart of the Tamar Valley, Northern Tasmania, is a unique and spectacularly beautiful estate overlooking the Tamar River. Just 30 minutes north of Launceston and 5kms south of the Batman Bridge, centrally located among many tourist attractions, vineyards, restaurants, nature walks, beaches and a lot more you might want to experience in Northern Tasmania. Marions Vineyard was the 4th established vineyard in Tasmania. Marion’s Vineyard was the first cellar door to open in Tasmania in 1983.
Moores Hill is a boutique family operated wine producer located in the beautiful Tamar Valley, Tasmania. They specialise in estate grown cool climate wines of depth and personailty. Stylistically, their aim is to produce wines with subtle varietal character, perfect ripeness, elegant structure and natural balance
Ninth Island, although often shrouded by ocean mists, is visible from our vineyards in northern Tasmania. The island is a wildlife refuge for penguins and a vast array of native birdlife, while the waters surrounding it play host to a variety if sea life including dolphins and seals. The island’s name was chosen for the range of wines which capture the distinctive cool climate flavours of Tasmania. It is the winemaking philosophy to preserve the crisp, fragrant, fresh fruit flavours and aromas in the Ninth Island wines. These 100% estate grown and produced wines are suited to early consumption.
Tamar Ridge Winery is on the western bank of the picturesque Tamar River just north of Launceston. The full range of Tamar Ridge wines and Pirie sparkling can be tasted at the cellar door as well as a range of the Devil’s Corner wines. Established by Josef Chromy and most recently purchased by Brown Brothers, this is one historic winery not to miss.
In 2001 Micheal Wilson (a former Olympian and International road cyclist) purchased the historic vineyard at Legana. The first plantings at Vélo were in 1966 by Graham Wiltshire. At Vélo, handpicked fruit is nurtured from vine to bottle, producing outstanding, handcrafted wines. The wines are carefully selected from classic French varieties that particularly suit the Tasmanian climate. Hand picking, hand plunging and gentle basket pressing reflect in the character of the wines.
Our Cellar Door is situated in part of the old timber apple packing shed, and retains much of its rustic charm. Glendale Farm was a successful apple & pear orchard during the 1960’s, but like many Tasmanian orchards it became uneconomic and the trees were pulled out and the land put down to pasture.
We moved to Tasmania from our farm in Queensland in 2012. From there we haven’t looked back. We now have 3 dogs, 2 horses, a prissy cat, a couple of chooks, some sheep, a few cows, and a baby boy called Angus.
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George Town-30 minutes
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Tamar Valley Wetlands-In the 1980s the Tasmanian Government purchased the wetlands area around Tamar Island, which was incorporated into the greater Tamar River Conservation Area. Wetlands play an important role in maintaining water quality. They also provide important habitat for many native animals and plants, with many species relying on wetlands as places to feed and breed.
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre–Well-known for gold-mining, Beaconsfield sits on the western banks of the Tamar River in the heart of the Tamar Valley Wine Region.
Brady’s Lookout–Brady’s Lookout offers beautiful views over the Tamar River and surrounding areas. There are excellent, fully accessible toilet and picnic facilities, including sheltered BBQs and a number of picnic tables. The paths to the lookouts have good surface material and width, although wheelchair users may require assistance due to the moderate gradient.