Taste of the Tamar – July 20 & 21

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The historic Tasmanian capital of Hobart will be showcasing the premium cool-climate wines of the island's northern Tamar Valley at the Taste of the Tamar celebrations from July 20 to 21.

This annual event will take place at the Long Gallery in the Salamanca Arts Centre, with entry only $15! This fee includes free tastings of ninety products on display and an engraved souvenir tasting glass.

Exhibitors at the Taste of the Tamar event include Josef Chromy, Dalrymple, Dickens Cider, Brook Eden, Marion's Vineyard, Tamar Ridge, Three Wishes, Sharmans, Winterbrook and Humbug Reach.

If you find that you're impressed with the award-winning wines on show, make a journey north to embark on the Tamar Valley wine route!

You can choose to take a half-day tour of the region's highlight wineries, of if you're a passionate wine connoisseur, opt to explore all of them in a comprehensive two to three-day journey.

There are 32 wineries to explore on the Tamar Valley wine route, weaving through the towns of Evandale, Launceston, Lilydale, Pipers River and Exeter.

You can add wineries such as the Jansz Wine Room, Delamere Vineyard and Ninth Island Vineyard to your tour list as these are all open daily.

One of the suggested itineraries that you can head out on include the half-day Launceston to Relbia loop.

In this short wine trip you can visit some of the smallest boutique producers, as well as the renowned Josef Chromy cellar door and cafe.

Another itinerary trip is the half-day Pipers River Express. Simply pick three cellar doors in the Pipers River region to sample some of the best pinot noir, sparklings and chardonnays in Australia.

Taste of Tamar 2012 at the Long Gallery Salamanca - Image Credit Salamanca Arts Centre

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