Being the oldest wine-producing region in Australia, a wine tour is one of the must-do activities for travellers to Tasmania. With 40% of Tasmania’s premium quality wine produced in Tamar Valley in the north, it is only natural that Tamar Valley should be the top choice for anyone wishing to taste some of the best wines in the Island of Inspiration. You can either drive to the lovely vineyards on your own or join a guided wine tour to wine and dine tastefully along Tamar Valley. Valleybrook Wine On Wheels Tours is a highly recommended option should you decide to let the experts bring you around. Read on to find out why!
Visit reputable wine-producing vineyards
Depending on whether you select a half or full day wine tour, you will join a small group tour of 2 to 11 people for complimentary tastings of various types of wines in at least 4 cellar doors. Enter vast vineyards such as the one you see in the picture. Imagine the beautiful visual feast at the sight of the blooming vineyard if you visit during its harvest season during spring from February to April. Match that with the wide variety of fine wine that you will get to taste in reputable cellar doors such as The Jansz Wine Room, Pipers Brook Vineyard and Bay of Fires Wines. That makes a perfect day, isn’t it?
Enjoy a fine lunch paired with matching wine
Should you decide to join the half day tour instead of a full day tour, do not miss the one that includes lunch of local seasonal produce at a selected cellar door café. For an additional 10 to 20 AUD (about 7 to 14 USD) as compared to a half day tour with only cheese platter or selected canapés, you get to enjoy quality food at its best. Savour the freshest local produce in season that is prepared only upon your arrival at the cellar door café. Besides, the wine expert from the cellar door will recommend you the most suitable wine to pair with your lunch. Who wouldn’t want to enjoy such heavenly experience with good food and fine wine in a lovely ambience?
Get up close to farm animals in the family vineyard
Not only do you get to visit branded cellar doors in Tasmania during the tour, you will also get a chance to tour family-owned winery producing estate grown and bottled wines like the Delamere Vineyard. Family-owned cellar doors may be much smaller compared to long established brands, but visiting them will mean you may be able to talk to the owner personally and gain intimate insights on the wine-producing business too. Often, in such family-owned wineries, the family may be staying on premises where they will typically have a farm alongside the vineyard. Animal lovers, rejoice and grab the opportunity to get up close to the animals on the farms like the cows!
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A memorable experience through food and wine along Tamar Valley
Enjoy an indulgent experience of wine-tasting and gain information about cool climate wines through the informative and delightful guided tour by Valleybrook. Visit the cellar doors along the Tamar Valley wine route and sample premium wines and food to your heart’s content, without the need to worry about driving back safely to your accommodation after the wine tour. Let the experts do the planning and driving while you appreciate the fine wines and scenic route!
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