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The Tamar Valley Wine Centre offers a unique and friendly establishment with wine tasting available throughout the day from our featured selections. Furthermore we offer tasting of other craft spirits, beers and ciders as stocks allow. We are a single destination allowing you direct access to the many cellar doors that are along the Tamar Valley Wine Route and beyond. Our staff are knowledgable and can help you in making well informed choices from our impressive range of elegant cool climate wines. Combine your tasting with gourmet platters from our kitchen to savour their quality, then finish with a fine single roast coffee to send you refreshed and on your way.

TAMAR VALLEY

The centre is situated at the heart of the Tamar Valley Wine Route offering as many of the 30 plus vineyards and cellar doors (see TAMAR VALLEY WINE ROUTE map). It is renowned as one of the top 10 wine routes in the world. Due to the cool temperate climate, mild summers and long autumn days the area is perfect for cool climate wine making and has been winning awards since the 1840s. The region is the oldest commercial wine producing area in Australia and is the source of cuttings for vineyards first planted in Victoria and South Australia. Today the valley produces 40% of Tasmania’s finest wine. As early as 1800 commercial vineyards operated across the river in Windermere.

RED WINE

In the beloved area of red wine, Pinot Noir is the king and accounts for 44% of Tasmanian grape varieties. From the bright berry scented wines in the Lower Tamar, to the truffle and black cherry aromas from the Upper Tamar there is a lot of variance to be sampled. Not forgetting great versions of Cabernet Sauvignon, and Gewurztraminer that are all grown in the valley.

Regarding the Tasmanian vintage, this usually begins from mid-March, at the peak of the dry autumn when ripening occurs, to late May before the risk of frost and rain. Vintage variations are greater in Tasmania than any other Australian region. This vintage variation is reflected in each unique wine and makes for an insightful tasting of multiple vintages from the same producer.

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WHITE WINE

Here in the Tamar we have an international reputation as a leading producer of some of Australia's premium white wines. The sparkling wines in particular win high praise equalling those from Champagne. The region's cool climate has made Tasmania a good location for the production of sparkling wine with many of Australia's mainland producers having production facilities on the island to make the base Cuvee that is later transported to the winery's main facility. Even some French Champagne houses have taken notice with companies like Moët et Chandon using some Tasmanian grapes for the Australian sparkling wines.

Tasmanian Rieslings have begun to gain notice for their closer similarities to a Mosel Riesling than that which is typically produced in Australia. Otherwise of most importance are the exceptional cool climate examples of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris. These are fresh and elegant wines.

SHOP

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!