A Lifetime in the Making

 

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.