Velo Wines is based at the entrance to the beautiful Tamar Valley in northern Tasmania.
Velo Wines was originally named Chateau Legana and is home to Tasmania’s oldest cabernet sauvignon wines. The historic vineyard was planted by Graham Wiltshire, a renowned pioneer of the Tasmanian wine industry in 1966. The vineyard is owned by Michael Wilson, a former Olympic cyclist who re-named it ‘Velo’ which means ‘bicycle’ in French. Michael is a viticulturist, winemaker and an association wine judge. He is Tasmania’s only two-time Tour de France participant. His wife Mary has worked in the wine industry in wholesaling and as restaurateur and now follows her passion for art.
Velo is a combination of their passion for great wine, food and art. The small family operated vineyard is an example of how old and new worlds meld. While retaining traditional methods of harvesting and winemaking, their contemporary image reflects the fun, energy, passion and lifestyle in which they immerse themselves. The vineyard is open seven days a week from 10am to 5pm.