NIGHT TIME OPTIONAL EXTRAS - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
Please note, a General Admission entry ticket (THE JOURNEY) is required in order to access the many optional experiences on offer, including ticketed evening events and dinners. Please purchase your JOURNEY ticket first.
NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM, QV Museum. Friday 6.30pm
GLITTERING DINNER, Clover Hill, Saturday 6.30pm
DARK & BROODY DINNER, Velo Wines & Timbre, Saturday 6.30pm
NOIR: FEAST OF THE TAMAR, Tamar Ridge, Saturday 6pm
LA VENDEMMIA, Grain of the Silos, Sunday 6.30pm
Think you know something about wine? Like to test your knowledge? Or just want to come along to learn and join in the fun? VINTAGE: TAMAR 2020 will open with an event which starts with tastings of museum wines from ten selected wineries of the Tamar Valley.
Museum wines are the ones the winemakers would like to keep for themselves. Not available at cellar doors, a private stash made available on this one occasion.
There will also be music, a light supper and a wine competition with Curly Haslam-Coates, local wine educator, as quizmaster.
With her questions you will test your brain, maybe scratch your head a little or a lot or add some more trivia to the memory bank as two panels of contestants are quizzed on all things wine. Old world and new with some strange places thrown in to narrow down the contest and come up with the Festival’s Winewiz. Experts and amateurs will respond to questions with lots of audience participation.
Supper food will be provided and you will have a chance to taste and then buy truly wonderful museum wines by the glass or bottle for your cellar or special occasion.
Music by The Ferguson Brothers.
Dress like your favourite Night at the Museum (movie) character! (Optional)
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, 2 Invermay Rd, Inveresk
QVMAG is the largest museum in Australia not located in a capital city. Est. 1891.
This event is supported by:
And winemakers of the greater Tamar Valley:
Brook Eden, Clover Hill, Delamere, Holm Oak, Marions, Moores Hill, Sharmans, Sinapius, Stoney Rise, Tamar Ridge.
The view of the Milky Way from the terrace at Clover Hill has to be seen to be believed. A sumptuous degustation with matched Piper’s River sparkling wines. Be ready to be impressed.
Winemakers from the House of Arras, Clover Hill, Delamere and Jansz will be present to speak about the joy of being involved in making a wine which is heralding the 'best Sparkling wine in Australia' title for Tasmania.
A unique dining experience of local seasonal food prepared in an imaginative and truly palate-sensitive way to perfectly match the Sparkling wines. With wines from the recognised ‘Sparkling’ corner of the greater Tamar Valley or Piper’s River. Dinner guests will enjoy the company of winemakers from Delamere, Clover Hill, Sinapius, Jansz, Bay of Fires, Pipers Brook and Brook Eden in the Clover Hill cellar door located at the stunning site of their Lebrina vineyard.
Vintage Evening dress (optional).
Host Venue: Clover Hill Wines, 60 Clover Hill Rd, Lebrina
The lord of the fire pit will be commanding the cooking. Introducing ‘Outback Tas’ to open proceedings. Pinot Noirs the specialty.
Trophied and celebrated winemakers from Moores Hill, Marions Vineyard and Velo will speak about their passion for cool climate wines.
Host Venue: Timbre Kitchen at Velo Wines, 755 West Tamar Hwy, Legana
A presentation by Chief Winemaker Tom Wallace along with guest speakers Rebecca Duffy, owner and winemaker at Holm Oak Vineyards, and third generation vigneron Anthony DeAmicis of Tamar Ridge. MC for the evening will be wine educator Andrew Harris.
In this Pinot-centric presentation you will hear about pinot clones, the role of oak, the conditions making the Tamar and Tasmania particularly suited to the growing of this special grape and the unique handling it requires in the winery. Following the one-hour presentation, guests will enjoy a wonderful Pinot-centric dinner with matched wines.
A chance to frock-up in Art Deco style for a feast by in-house chefs Hubert+Dan with matched wines from the Tamar Valley Wine List.
Tamar Ridge Wines, 1A Waldhorn Drv, Rosevears
Images by Renee Hodskiss
LA VENDEMMIA - END-OF-FESTIVAL DINNER - SUNDAY 6.30-9.30pm
Festa, festa, celebrate Vintage 2020. Join local winemakers and their families to mark end-of-Vintage 2020.
An Italian-themed meal to appeal to Mums and Dads and the kids. Join Tamar Valley wine families to celebrate. Antipasti share plates, porchetta, pasta finished with dessert. Menu curated by Massimo Mele following his personal style of including seasonal local produce where possible.
BuyYO drinks from the List. Surprise guest appearance.
Host Venue: Grain of the Silos, Silos Hotel, 89/91 Stanley St, Invermay, Launceston