Farmgate Festival: 25-26 November 2017
Tasmania’s glorious West Tamar Valley set to play host to a brand new festival
On the weekend of 25-26 November 2017, 15 farms in Tasmania’s stunning West Tamar Valley will open their gates for the inaugural Farmgate Festival. Visitors are invited to meet the farmers and producers, hear their stories and sample high quality produce – fresh from the field, paddock, hot house or river.
Tickets for the weekend self-drive tour are available for purchase on the Farmgate website, allowing access to any of the festival’s 15 farms across the weekend. Tickets are priced at $15 and entry for children up to the age of 16 is free.
A festival hub, located in Exeter, will offer ticket sales, food and drinks, rest stops and toilet facilities.
Festivities will continue into the evenings, with two exclusive ticketed dinner events showcasing the best of the valley and the region’s produce and featuring celebrated chefs from around the Tamar region and Tasmania.
On Friday 24 November, vineyard and farm Wines for Joanie will host a sumptuous dinner for twenty diners at their rustic cellar door. Paired with wines for Joanie’s own cellars, the degustation event will be presented by local food company Hubert and Dan.
On Saturday 25 November, Hobart and Sydney based chef Massimo Mele will present dinner for eighty diners at Velo Winery’s restaurant Timbre Kitchen, owned by Matt Adams. Mele and Adams have worked together many times previously, opening Launceston’s Mud Bar, and more recently teaming up for Hobart’s world renowned winter festival, Dark Mofo.
Visit the Farmgate website for the full menu of events.
Farms and producers taking part: www.farmgatefestival.net.au/farms
|Brady’s Lookout Cider||Bridgenorth Berries||Grennels Dairy Farm|
|Grey Sands Vineyard||Honey Tasmania’s Bee Hive||Langdale Farm Pork|
|Lentara Olive Grove||Muddy Creek Apples||Real Beef|
|Tamar Valley Hazelnuts||Tamar Valley Truffles||Van Diemen Aquaculture|
|Village Olive Grove||Wines for Joanie||York Town Organics|