755 West Tamar Highway
Legana TAS 7277
For Winery & Cellar Door phone: 6330 1582
For Tasting Bookings: 0419 883 522
For Timbre Restaurant bookings: 6330 3677
Velo Vineyard, Winery & Cellar Door are a significant part of the Tourist Landscape of the Tamar Wine and Tourism Route, only 15 mins from Launceston. The vineyard has particular significance with the first vines planted in 1966 by Tasmanian wine industry icon Graham Wiltshire with plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir, making the Cabernet vines some of the oldest in Tasmania, a fact not lost on people with wine knowledge who understand the importance and influence of vine age on grape quality.
Rebranded as Velo in 2001 by Micheal & Mary Wilson, the wines have become a household name to people who seek out fine quality Tasmanian Wines. Micheal and Mary Wilson returned to Tasmania in 1991 after living in Italy and France for a decade. Micheal had been an Olympic cyclist and joined the professional ranks, hence the name Velo.
With new owners taking over the reins in 2017 guided by the expertise of Rod Thorpe (previous owner of Moores Hill) & plans to extend the cellar door, the future looks bright for Velo. Alongside the vineyard & cellar door is Timbre Restaurant operated by renowned local chef Matt Adams.
Velo Wines Cellar Door is open;
October through to April, Monday – Friday 10am-4pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm
May through to September, Wednesday – Sunday 11am-4pm; Monday and Tuesdays by appointment only
Timbre Kitchen Restaurant open: