When you visit the Tamar valley Wine Centre you are welcomed as a local in to our country community. Your host and owner is Adrian Wallace, a local member of the Exeter community, whose family have lived and worked in the Tamar Valley for over a century. The intent is to give visitors and locals a unique hub to experience wine and to offer a memorable destination that promotes the region as well as giving them a place to enjoy those very same things in the one place.
The centre situated at the heart of the Tamar Court development has a long history through various types of trading. Today we have invested a considerable amount of resources and money into the quality of renovations to provide patrons with a sense of style that reflects the premium value of the wines and drinks on sale. We want patrons to feel like they are able to leave the world behind and focus on the wine before them. The experience is paired with well made food using many local ingredients and various aspects of indoor and outdoor seating. At the wine bar you can have wine tasting from promotions of the day. Our well trained team of staff are all locals and are keen to give you the best experience of customer service during your visit. We are proud of the facility at your disposal and we have high hopes for further expansion in the near future with your continued support.
We look forward to your visit very soon!
It is a family business and the centre is located next door to my family’s farm that extends away over the rolling green hills behind. Baringa Farm has rich grass land for sheep and cattle and we have all manor of animals on the farm including dogs, ducks, chickens and such like. The farm hills have a favorable Northerly aspect and long term plans even include planting our own vineyard one day to produce our very own farm wine label!
I have lived here for most of my life and change happens slowly around here but the rise in Tasmanian wine culture and increasing visitor numbers make this a fine time to be opening. As a long-time resident and business owner in Exeter I have many contacts and business connections throughout the West Tamar community that have all given their support to our venture.
On the banks of the mighty Tamar River are well drained clay soils that receive plenty of sun. From these green valley hills have grown the oldest vineyards in Tasmania producing some of the finest cool temperate wines in the world. Exeter has long been a country outpost, a stopping place en route to Launceston for weary travellers from Beaconsfield and the North. In 1904 Exeter became a staging post for horses and carriages; today at The Tamar Valley Wine Centre we provide a similar haven for travellers giving first class hospitality to regular patrons and visitors.
An authentic experience is offered at the centre reflecting our rustic history. The identity marries the language of the grape, the wine region and the wine trail in a simple but designed manner. Our brand story resonates the local provenance with emotive and earthy monotone imagery together with stencil typography from the wool bales and apple crates. Complementing this the centre itself has a bare palette of a few simple materials treated in a creative and contemporary way to carry the brand in to every detail. The underlying basalt comes through in a foundation of black from which the colours of the wine can sing loud and clear. An ambience has been created where history hangs thick, stories can be told and wine embibed.
Quote about Exeter as a staging post:
“What memories the buildings must hold…
Exeter would have been a welcome sight for coach passengers and tired horses when their journey was broken at the half way stop over. In the winter months passengers sat inside the coaches with their feet resting on straw spread over the floor to give them warmth. They would be greeted… with a roaring fire and served a hot beverage while the horses were changed. In the summer passengers chose to ride outside the coaches but were covered with dust from the dirt road and became exhausted by the heat. How much they would have welcomed the Exeter stop with time to partake of a cool drink and enjoy some well appointed comfort while the horses were watered and rested.”
From the The Historian, March 2003.
The wine centre offers a full online purchasing facility and we will deliver any where in Australia or beyond. We welcome visitors from overseas and we will put together any order of wine from our stocks. Improve your online shopping experience even further by signing up for our News and become a Valley VIP to receive special member information and discounts. Now head through to our shop window to start your search for the best in Tasmanian wines and beverages!