Velo Vineyard, Winery & Cellar Door are a significant part of the Tourist Landscape of the Tamar Wine and Tourism Route, only 15 mins from Launceston. 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 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.
Rebranded as Velo in 2001 by Micheal & Mary Wilson, the wines have become a household name to people who seek out fine quality Tasmanian Wines. Micheal and Mary Wilson returned to Tasmania in 1991 after living in Italy and France for a decade. Micheal had been an Olympic cyclist and joined the professional ranks, hence the name Velo.
With new owners taking over the reins in 2017 guided by the expertise of Rod Thorpe (previous owner of Moores Hill) along with a brand new cellar door, the future looks bright for Velo. Alongside the vineyard & cellar door is Timbre Restaurant operated by renowned local chef Matt Adams.
Based at the entrance to the beautiful Tamar Valley in northern Tasmania, The 0.9ha of cabernet sauvignon and 0.5ha of pinot noir of the Legana Vineyard were planted in 1966 by Graham Wiltshire, legitimately described as one of the three great pioneers of the Tasmanian wine industry. Originally named Chateau Legana, Velo is home to Tasmania’s oldest cabernet sauvignon wines. Varietals grown onsite, are pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon, shiraz, sauvignon blanc, riesling and pinot gris. We know you will enjoy sampling our impressive range of award winning wines along with our friendly service. - James Halliday
Wines have won numerous awards and accolades across their range. The vineyard yields approximately 15 tonnes per year allowing for seasonal variations. Red wines are made on site, White wines are made by Winemaking Tasmania.
Our cellar door is open 7 days a week from 10am to 4pm
At Vélo, handpicked fruit is nurtured from vine to bottle, producing outstanding, handcrafted wines. Our wines are carefully selected from classic French varieties that particularly suit the Tasmanian climate. Hand picking, hand plunging and gentle basket pressing reflect in the character of our wines.
Velo is a combination of their passion for great wine, food and art. The small family operated vineyard is an example of how old and new worlds meld. While retaining traditional methods of harvesting and winemaking, their contemporary image reflects the fun, energy, passion and lifestyle in which they immerse themselves.
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