Tamar Valley Wine, Tasmania Wineries
"Charming tasmania wineries in a perfect setting"
The Tamar Valley wine Route is only about half an hour from Launceston making it an ideal place to explore whilst you are in Launceston.
There is a wine route which is a loop around the Tamar River that you can easily drive in a day, with a stop off for lunch.
Most places can provide you with a map that marks the route but its well signposted along the highway. Best wines of the region are Pinot Noir, Riesling and some great sparkling wines which all suit the cool climate. The sparkling wines are officially in a different wine region called Pipers Brook (named after the river there) but the two are so close together that you would never know.
Which Wineries to visit
Vineyards in the Tamar Valley worth visiting are:-Providence – Tasmania’s oldest wineryBay of Fires – great wine and gift shop selling much more than just wineJansz – great sparkling wine, lovely cellar door, very informativeDalrymple – small wineryDelamere – small but very friendly cellar doorRosevears – large winery good for lunchTamar Ridge winery – great views and nice deck. You can grab a bite to eat here and enjoy their award winning wines.
If you get wined out then why not head to Seahorse World at Beauty Point (north of Beaconsfield on the A7) - a must if you like seahorses.
Where to stay
Given it's proximity to Launceston, you really cane explore these fabulous tasmania wineries perfectly if you stay in Launceston itself rather than the
Tamar Valley Wine Region
Trevallyn B&B from $150Kurajjong House B&B from $150Werona Heritage B&B – from $200Hatherley House - great rooms, beautiful garden in which to have breakfast. From $200
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Whilst there are plenty of hotels, Launceston has some lovely B&B's that have created a very oldy worldy feeling with lots of modern twists. These are my favourite:-