Farms

November 2020


Farmers and producers from a selection of inviting locations in the Tamar Valley will open their gates last weekend in November 2020 to share their stories and give you a real taste of life on a small working farm.

Find out what’s happening on Tasmania’s farms in springtime! Enjoy a tour of the farm, orchard or paddocks, meet the producers and hear their stories, find out more about what it’s like to run a small agri business in one of our produce heartlands – or just enjoy the magnificent landscapes and scenery!

The West Tamar Valley is blessed with wonderful soils and micro-climates, and small pockets of land which are perfect for growing Tasmania’s premium produce. We look forward to sharing this special part of the world and the wonderful lifestyle it offers with you!

Brady’s Lookout Cider

Visit a producer of small batch, hand crafted method traditionelle cider. Utilising traditional sparkling wine techniques and the flavour of heritage apples, our cider is refined and authentic.

The only Tasmanian Cider mill devoted to using the method traditionelle (Champagne method) to make sparkling ciders of excellence. 83 heritage apple varieties are grown on the property, some varieties date back to 1608.

The Farmgate Festival information centre will be located here for 2019.

Contact

Brady’s Lookout Cider

Caroline and Chris Brown

0431 010 300

9 Craythorne Road, Rosevears

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Brady’s Lookout Cider Facebook 

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Tours Hourly (30-40 mins)

Grey Sands Vineyard

Grey sands wines are cellared prior to release and are some of the most exceptionally cool climate wines in the region, you will have the ability to learn more from Rita and Bob on the tour.

The “collectors” garden is open all day to enjoy, BYO Picnic!

There is a wine tasting of 8 different wines as well as a guided tour of the fantastic garden.

Contact

Grey Sands Vineyard

Rita and Bob Richter

6 Kerrisons Road, Glengarry

03 6396 1167/ 0407 961 167

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Grey Sands Vineyard Facebook 

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Short Tours (10-20 mins)

No dogs please

Honey Tasmania - The Beehive

Honey Tasmania offers a welcoming shop where you can learn about bees (featuring two live display beehives), taste delicious raw honey and delight in local products highlighting honey and honeybees.

We have also opened our bee gardens to the public, where you can learn what to plant to help save the bees and enjoy watching the bees while they work.

Having the display beehives allows the public to have a look into a beehive and discover how bees work. We also offer tastes of over 12 distinct honeys, and because we have a liquor licence, we offer tastes (to adults) of honey mead and other alcohol.

Contact

Honey Tasmania – The Beehive

Rebecca and Tristan Campbell

124 Main Road, Exeter

03 6331 9300 / 0438 570 719

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Honey Tasmanian – The Beehive Facebook

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Short Tours (10 – 20 mins)

Lentara Grove

Lentara Grove is an olive grove 5 minutes north of Exeter,  producing award-winning extra virgin olive oil from olives lovingly grown on site by owners Martin and Sophie Grace. 

Lentara Grove has 700 mature olive trees and 800 young olive trees with an onsite processing plant,  it is one of Tasmania’s oldest olive groves, producing multi award-winning premium quality extra virgin olive oil, olive oil skincare, table olives and other gourmet olive products.  Martin and Sophie have also recently planted out the first commercial-scale pomegranate farm in the state.

Sales of all products will be available on the day – try for yourself to taste and feel the difference!

 

Contact

Lentara Grove

Martin and Sophie Grace

2670 West Tamar Highway, Exeter

0407 870 845

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Lentara Grove Facebook

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Tours Hourly (30 – 40 mins)

Tamar Valley Truffles

Tamar Valley Truffles is exquisitely located in a magnificent, sweeping valley just behind Launceston.

Around eight hectares are given over to some 3,000 stately oak trees planted in 2001, walk under these stately oak trees below which the truffles flourish.

Sample award winning truffle infused products and truffle flavoured dishes.

 

Contact

Tamar Valley Truffles

John Bailey

349 Ecclestone Road, Riverside

0417 112 655

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Short Tours (10-20 mins)

Tascargot

Tascargots; the first and only snail farm in the Tamar Valley. Come join us for a spectacular day were you can learn and hear everything about escargots and have a nibble on the side with a glass of wine in the vineyards and a behind the scenes in our winery.

We are the first and only snail farm in the Tamar Valley and combine two sorts of slow produce; escargots and wine. A match made in heaven.

Contact

Tascargot

Nicole Morssink

150 Hjorts Rd, Loira

0413 183 547

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Short Tours (10 – 20 mins)

Village Olive Grove

The Village Olive Grove is within the tourist village of Grindelwald and overlooks the Tamar River. It contains 830, 13 year old trees on a 2.5 hectare property. It has consistently produced a high quality and award winning extra virgin olive oil.

Try the oil for yourself at the grove where it’s grown, see the trees in flower, and a demonstration of the harvesting equipment , and of course the natural tranquility and views of the Tamar estuary.

 

Contact

Village Olive Grove

Allen Baird

26 Skyline Avenue, Grindelwald

0438 301 731

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Short Tours (10-20 mins)

Waterton Hall

Waterton Hall Vineyard is a family-owned vineyard estate which produces multi-award winning wines. The vines of Shiraz, Riesling and Viognier were planted in 1999; the Shiraz extended in 2012 and Pinot Noir and Chardonnay added in 2012.

Our 60 acres is not only home to established and new vineyards which descend to the Tamar River but also to fully restored historic infrastructure ~ the 1853 dolorite barn with shingle roof, the Georgian dolorite Hall c. 1853 re imagined by Alexander North 1910-1913 and the Schoolhouse.

History meets contemporary Award winning wines at Waterton hall. As Waterton Hall does not have a cellar door there is normally no access to the property and makes this a unique opportunity to tour the historical garden and buildings.

Access to Waterton Hall will only be available on Sunday 24th November.

Contact

Waterton Hall Wines

Dr Susan Shannon

61 Waterton Hall Road, Rowella

0417 834 781

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Tours Hourly (45 Mins)

Wilmore’s Bluff

This spectacular property on the banks of the Tamar is home to Corma sheep from the highlands of Tasmania.

Tour the farm and marvel at the amazing views. A typical shearer’s morning tea will be available in our historic apple shed converted to a shearing shed.

See fantastic views, sheep, wool bales, wool classing, and the shearing shed.

An extended tour is available at 2pm that will run for 60 minutes and take a tour of the paddocks. 

Cormo sheep are a Tasmanian breed. There are also first and second cross sheep and lambs. The focus of the farm is on both wool and fat lambs.

Wilmores Bluff is very pleased to be hosting Bridgenorth Berries for the weekend, and you can purchase a number of their jams and other products.

Contact

Wilmore’s Bluff

Mandy Cooper

37 Blackwood Hills Road, Rowella

0428 250 930

Wilmores Bluff Facebook

Bridgenorth Berries Facebook

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Short Tours (10 – 20 mins)