Ben Lomond & Tamar Valley Vineyards
National Park & Wineries Tour – Rugged Alpine Peaks and the vineyards of the Relbia Wine Region
The Experience – Departs Launceston
A day of contrasts on this Tasmania day tour while visiting the magnificent craggy alpine peaks of Ben Lomond National Park before moving on to the beautiful Tamar Valley region for for wine tastings and lunch.
Ben Lomond National Park
The spectacular Ben Lomond plateau is the largest alpine plateau in Tasmania, and is a mountain environment with extensive and dramatic dolerite cliffs and columns. Its scree slopes, swirling mists and frost-stunted forests are reminiscent of a Tolkien landscape. In departing Launceston or Scottsdale, we travel diverse landscapes before arriving at the Base of Ben Lomond. In making the climb we drive up Jacobs Ladder, a series of hairpin bends to marvel at the breath-taking view from the platform at the top. The Ben Lomond plateau has 8 of the 20 highest peaks in Tasmania and it has the highest drivable point in Tasmania where Bennett’s wallaby and wombats may be seen in daylight hours.
Thursdays to Sundays – Lunch at Timbre Kitchen – The Timbre Kitchen is a restaurant within the Velo Wines complex. Cooking on coals and fire, smoke, and wood, controlling the chaotic. This is Timbre. A unique note in a symphony of flavour.
Velo Vineyard Cellar Door – Velo has enjoyed success with an award-winning range of vibrant fine wines: Vintage Sparkling, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet/Merlot and Shiraz
The Tamar Ridge Cellar Door at Rosevears Estate – is on the western bank of the picturesque Tamar River just north of Launceston. The full range of Tamar Ridge wines and Pirie Sparkling can be tasted at the cellar door as well as a range of the Devil’s Corner
Monday to Wednesdays – Josef Chromy Wines – A stunning location to experience superb Tasmanian wines and fine cuisine made with fresh local produce. The Josef Chromy Vineyard Restaurant provides a truly unique location for you to experience sensational views that overlook the picturesque lake and vineyard. Listed as one of the Top 10 Cellar Doors of Australia, Josef Chromy is the perfect venue for a memorable and relaxed Tasmanian food and wine experience
Velo Vineyard – You will enjoy the wine, the knowledge, and the relaxed character of the cellar door personnel. The vineyard has particular significance with the first vines planted in 1966 by Tasmanian wine industry icon Graham Wiltshire with plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir, making the Cabernet vines some of the oldest in Tasmania, a fact not lost on people with wine knowledge who understand the importance and influence of vine age on grape quality.
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