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A Lifetime in the Making

A Lifetime in the Making

 

Hand Crafted. Cool Climate. Boutique.

Presiding at the gateway to the enticing Tamar Valley Wine Region, Legana Estate, now Velo, has been at the forefront of innovation and tradition here for over 50 years. Established in 1966 as Legana Estate by two icons of Tasmanian Wine, Graham Wiltshire and Michael Curtis, the wines we produce are testament to the legacy they began and hold true to the values of boutique new world Tasmanian wine. Cabernet, Shiraz, Merlot and Pinot Noir were among the first plants to be transported here and our Cabernet in particular has weathered the cool climate and evolved to produce the oldest Cabernet vines in Tasmania.

The vineyard was re-branded from Legana Estate to Velo Wines in 2001 by Michael and Mary Wilson as a tribute to his career as an Olympic cyclist.  In  2017 Peter Bond, Ken Hudson and David Vautin purchased Legana Estate .  Under the guidance of former Moore’s Hill founder Rod Thorpe -Rod has implemented a voracious vineyard management strategy that has steered the vineyard to record yields, both in volume and quality.

With a modern new cellar door tasting all our wines and showcasing the best of local produce and goods, coupled with the talented chef Matt Adams in Timbre Restaurant, the future looks bright as we continue to make Velo wines a leader in the Tasmanian wine landscape.