At the end of May 2020, vignerons of the TAMAR VALLEY in northern Tasmania will throw open their winery doors to the public to celebrate VINTAGE 2020. Visitors will travel to the wine estates, great and small, through the stunning landscapes of the region.
In a rich and varied program from 10-5 each day, winemakers and viticulturists will impart their knowledge and skills. Masterclasses, tours and talks will reveal what makes the Tamar Valley wine producers internationally acclaimed. The Festival program has been designed so that activities are repeated throughout the weekend so visitors can plan their own personalised program.
Each host vineyard has partnered with local food, artists and performers to add a very local flavour to the Festival program.
Take THE JOURNEY to celebrate Vintage with us. From Friday night to Sunday, there is something for every wine lover.
A festival ticket includes entry to 22 vineyards for the two days, wine tastings at each cellar door and a uniquely diverse atmosphere at each wine estate. Once you have your ticket there are more options to choose.... evening dinners, masterclasses, a wine knowledge competition and seafood breakfasts. And we'll help you take THE JOURNEY with organised travel options. Make your decision early and get the 'early bird' ticket price and your first choice for Dinners and Masterclasses. These places are extremely limited.
There will also be lots of food options on THE JOURNEY. You won't go hungry. Small plate/glass of wine for $25 will be available at North West Tamar: Moores Hill, Iron Pot Bay, Cabbage Tree Hill. West Tamar: Loira Vines, Winter Brook, Marions Vineyard, Tamar Ridge, Velo. East Tamar: Brook Eden, Pipers Brook .
Take a step down the path, discover a new journey. A journey which is familiar, but in some ways startingly different. Pique your interest, satisfy your curiosity, learn something. Sensory experiences beyond what you know are waiting for you in the Tamar Valley. A weekend of indulgence, satiation, comfort and rejuvenation. A soothing experience with an itinerary prepared for you. No planning needed, we have done it for you. Just decide to come. VINTAGE: TAMAR 2020. Featuring internationally recognised premium cool climate Tasmanian wines.
Free tastings of wine and lots of free activities and experiences will be found at each cellar door. Plus plenty of food options including the Festival small plate/glass of wine offer for $25. Click through to find out more of what is scheduled at each venue.
VINTAGE: TAMAR is supported by our friends at HARVEST Community Market Launceston, a multi awarded local market 8.30-12.30pm Saturdays. A free guided tour of the market with a chance to meet-the-makers, will be available to THE JOURNEY ticket holders. There will be lots of opportunities to buy-your-own breakfast.
A range of travel options have been organised to best suit your individual style. We recommend you leave the car at home and choose our extensive hop-on-hop-off bus option. Other options such as organised tours and chauffeured classic cars (c’ubas) will be organised between now the Festival weekend. Get your JOURNEY ticket and you will also get regular updates.
HOW TO USE OUR TRANSPORT HUBS
VINTAGE: TAMAR 2020 runs for two days and wine tasting is free at each of our vineyard hosts marked on the map. From the central base of Launceston you can leave the car behind and be driven in comfort and without a care around the wine route marked by the pink line using our special shuttle buses. There are four transport hubs along the way where you can use circular hop on and off buses for each of the vineyards within that hub. When you're ready, cross over to the next hub. Buses will also be returning to Launceston regularly over each day.
These three transport hubs are marked on the map as circles containing the vineyards. Your purchases will be looked after in wine boxes on the buses. Vineyards may be found on the map by name and their corresponding green conversation mark.
The range of the three transport hubs are marked with circles:
NORTH WEST TAMAR HUB: 7 VINEYARDS
WEST TAMAR HUB: 6 VINEYARDS
EAST TAMAR HUB: 8 VINEYARDS
RELBIA: 1 VINEYARD
DINNER AND BREAKFAST TRANSPORT OPTIONS
Dinner patrons can purchase an additional transport option to have a return trip, via bus, to and from each venue. Pick up point: Launceston.
Those with tickets for the Waterton Hall / Chartley Estates breakfast should purchase a hop-on-hop-off transit pass.