Taste of the Tamar in Hobart and Launceston

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The Taste of the Tamar is a celebration of Tasmania’s Tamar Valley region and this year, the food and wine festival will be held over two weekends – one in Hobart and one in Launceston – to give more people a chance to experience it.

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Coming up on July 23rd and 24th, the Hobart event will be held in the Hotel Grand Chancellor, promoting the handiwork of more than 20 winemakers and ten food producers.

Now in its third year, Taste of the Tamar is an opportunity for visitors to experience the premium cool climate wines of Tasmania’s Tamar Valley.

Tasting and purchasing these delicious local products is a wonderful way to spend a weekend but there will also be opportunities to meet the producers.

Participants in 2011 will include Jansz, Goaty Hill, Josef Chromy, Delamere, Grey Sands, Moores Hill, Brook Eden, Providence, Bay of Fires, Tamar Ridge and Humbug Reach.

On the food side there will be delectable offerings from Yondover Farm House Cheese, Watson’s Fine Food, Coronea Olive Groves, Tasmanian Gourmet Sauces, Rocky Gardens, Delicacy and many more.

This year the events are again running a series of masterclasses to showcase the Tamar Valley’s beautiful wines and focus on wine education.

A Plumm glass masterclass will reveal the effect different glasses have on wine (you’ll get a special set of Plumm glasses to take home with this one).

Watch out for the Launceston event coming up on August 27th and 28th, also held at the city’s Hotel Grand Chancellor.

The festival is designed around a tour along the Tamar Valley Wine Route, so you can travel from cellar door to local producer while staying under the same roof.

Entry to each event costs $15 for one day or $25 for a two-day pass, including a souvenir glass and tasting booklet.

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