Looking for an excuse to visit Tasmania's vineyards but need a bit of time to get prepared?
Vintage:Tamar is a new festival launched by Tamar Valley Wine, a celebration of vintage which showcases the vineyards, cellar doors, wineries and landscapes of the iconic cool-climate wine producing region.
The inaugural festival, Vintage:Tamar 2020 will take place from Friday, May 29 to Sunday, May 31, 2020 and on the last weekend of May annually thereafter.
The festival aims to celebrate the most exciting point of the winemaker's year, when grapes are harvested and pressed and potentially great new wines are created.
The festival kicks off on the Friday evening with A Night At the Museum, a quiz hosted by a high profile wine commentator, with tastings and sales of museum wines from the Tamar region.
On the Saturday evening guests choose from three exclusive, ticketed dinners, themed Glittering, Dark and Broody, and Elegant and Charming, featuring sparkling wines, pinot noir and aromatic whites. Each dinner will feature a guest speaker.
Daytime tours will showcase the region with visitors travelling with boutique tour companies, coaches and classic car clubs.
Cellar doors will offer immersive experiences such as guided winery tours, vineyard pruning lessons, vintage flight tastings, master classes and food options.