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Our Story


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Our Story


A Lifetime in the Making

 

Hand Crafted. Cool Climate. Boutique.

These statements encapsulate the very heart of what we are trying to achieve here at Velo Wines.

Presiding at the gateway to the enticing Tamar Valley Wine Region, Legana Estate, now Velo, has been at the forefront of innovation and tradition here for over 50 years. Established in 1966 as Legana Estate by an icon of Tasmanian Wine Graham Wiltshire, the wines we produce are testament to the legacy he began and hold true to the values of boutique new world Tasmanian wine. Cabernet and Pinot Noir were among the first plants to be transported here and our Cabernet in particular has weathered the cool climate and evolved to produce the oldest Cabernet vines in Tasmania.

The vineyard was re-branded from Legana Estate to Velo Wines in 2001 by Michael and Mary Wilson as a tribute to his career as an Olympic cyclist and in 2017 stewardship passed on to the current owners under the guidance of former Moore’s Hill founder Rod Thorpe. Together with his staff, Rod has implemented a voracious vineyard management strategy that has steered the vineyard to record yields, both in volume and quality.

With a modern new cellar door tasting all our wines and showcasing the best of local produce and goods, coupled with the talented chef Matt Adams in Timbre Restaurant, the future looks bright as we continue to make Velo wines a leader in the Tasmanian wine landscape.

 
 
 
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The Vineyard


The Vineyard


 

The Gateway to the Tamar Valley

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, pinot gris and chardonnay. We know you will enjoy sampling our impressive range of award winning wines along with our friendly service.

Velo Wines have won numerous awards and accolades across the range with our most recent successes being at the Tasmanian Wine Show 2019 where we picked up 4 bronze and 2 silver medals. The vineyard yields approximately 15 tonnes per year, allowing for seasonal variations with all wines made by Winemaking Tasmania.

 

 
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The Winery


The Winery


Award Winning French Style.

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. 

Purchase any of our wines from our store, using the link below.

Timbre Kitchen


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Timbre Kitchen


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Cooking on coals and fire,

smoke and wood,

controlling the chaotic.

This is Timbre.

A unique note in a symphony of flavour. . . 

 

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Experience Velo Wines for yourself and take home a piece of boutique Tasmanian heritage.

Hand Crafted

Cool Climate

Boutique

We Love Your Company


Experience Velo Wines for yourself and take home a piece of boutique Tasmanian heritage.

Hand Crafted

Cool Climate

Boutique