Tamar Valley, famous for its wine route with over 32 vineyards is an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is known to be Tasmania’s oldest wine production region and a destination that will have any traveler filled with wanderlust. From Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Noir, you can expect to taste some excellent wine at this place.
Being a glorious fertile valley of high-yielding vineyards, it currently produces almost 40 percent of Tasmania’s premium quality wine. From Launceston to the white, sandy beaches of Bass Strait, this beautiful destination makes for a perfect road trip or a weekend getaway.
With more than 30 vineyards lining the shores of the valley, we’ve put together, 6 top wineries that you could visit next time:
- Swinging Gate Vineyard: This beautiful winery situated in Tamar Valley offers exotic and unique wines. Along with a generous experience of tasting wine, you also get the chance to relax and enjoy the experience whilst overlooking the vineyards with cellar doors and a day spa. This place is a must-see on the Tamar Valley wine trail.
- Tamar Ridge: Tamar Ridge Winery situated on the western bank of the Tamar River, gives you an eye-opening wine tasting journey, with some classic wines that are not generally available elsewhere.
- Goaty Hill Wines: In the serene Tamar Valley, Goaty Hill Wines makes some of the finest wines. During your visit, you get to taste their wines and a platter of local Tasmanian produce while they also take you through their wine yard history.
- Jansz Tasmania Wine Room: Overlooking the lake, this scenic beauty wine yard offers tourists the opportunity to know why Tasmanian sparkling is ranked among the best in the world. While being guided through their wine you can also enjoy some local cheese.
- Bay of Fire: This place is a dream destination for every wine lover. Adding to the attraction, you’ll also get to discover three distinct labels of wine to taste.
- Pipers Brook Vineyard: This place crafts some of the cool-climate wines of the Tamar valley. By visiting their cellar doors, you get the chance to taste the Pipers Brook range, Kreglinger, and Ninth Island, all made from estate-grown fruit.
Other than these wineries, you also get to visit places like Cataract Gorge Reserve, Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, City Park, Tamar Island Wetlands, Farmer’s Market, Alexandra Suspension Bridge, Lilydale falls, and much more.
Even though Tamar Valley is known for its wine routes, from organic ciders to artisan cheeses, fresh strawberries, peaches, apricots, cherries, jams, beers, truffle, coffee, and walnuts there are plenty of things to stop at along the way.
With a heap of vineries and a lot of cool-climate wines that you need to taste, Tasmanian wine culture won’t let you down. So, are you planning a wine tour in Tasmania? Tasmania Coachline, a leading travel partner active across various segments of Tasmania, provides the best value bus hire for your wine-tasting trips along with our informative wine guide at Tasmania’s Tamar Valley.