Discover Tarrington

German Heritage.  Pinot Central.  The Birthplace Of Hay Bale Art.

Rich in history and ripe with wine, Tarrington will capture your attention and fill your glass.

 

Originally named Hochkirk by its German founder in 1853, the small town and community of Tarrington has a strong and ever-present German heritage.

With a dedicated 10-kilometre cycling track, get to know Tarrington up close and personal by riding through the picturesque pastoral region.

Pierrepoint, Hochkirch and Mount Napier.  These are some of Tarrington’s finest wine makers and major players of the renowned Henty Wine Region.  This cool climate wine district is revered for its production of chardonnay, riesling, semillon, sauvignon blanc and pinot noir.  It is also known for its cellar doors and spectacular views of vineyards flowing across the landscape.

Magnificently dominating Tarrington’s skyline is the St Michael Lutheran Church; a gothic-revival-inspired church built in 1927.  In the light of day, the church is striking to behold but as night settles and the floodlights illuminate the spire and red bricks, it is absolutely jaw-dropping.

Community spirit shines through when Tarrington’s hay bale art lines the streets and paddocks, dressed up and uniquely decorated for the much-loved and eagerly-anticipated annual Laternenfest.  Imagination and skills embellish the once plain hay bales, turning them into movie characters, mythical beasts, Aussie icons and many other original creations. At Laternenfest itself, you can also taste German Kuchen cake, watch traditional maypole dancing, compete in the stein-holding competition and soak up the community spirit.

There is so much to love, so fill your glass and raise it to Tarrington.

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Top Five Instagrammable Spots in Tarrington

Top Five Instagrammable Spots in Tarrington

Tarrington is a region rich in German heritage and ripe in grapes.  Only a short drive to Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park, Tarrington's natural landscape, quirky features and produce are not only worth stopping for but also taking an Insta pic of.  Here are our top...

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In Full Bloom – Willow, Violet and Flora

In Full Bloom – Willow, Violet and Flora

Catching your eye as you drive along the Main Street of Tarrington is a gorgeously upcycled flower stand.  Cleverly crafted from two reconditioned apple boxes (sourced from a nearby organic apple farm) and roofed with an old, recycled copper range hood, the ‘Willow,...

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100 Things To Do in Greater Hamilton

100 Things To Do in Greater Hamilton

There is so much choice when it comes to things to do in Greater Hamilton.  The region is abundant in artistry, flooded with fishing prospects, teeming with treks, humming with history, loaded with lush produce and so much more. With so much choice, where do you...

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In Full Bloom – Willow, Violet and Flora

In Full Bloom – Willow, Violet and Flora

Catching your eye as you drive along the Main Street of Tarrington is a gorgeously upcycled flower stand.  Cleverly crafted from two reconditioned apple boxes (sourced from a nearby organic apple farm) and roofed with an old, recycled copper range hood, the ‘Willow,...

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Tarrington Vineyards

Tarrington Vineyards

Tarrington Vineyards is a small family owned business producing wine from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, grown and made on the premises. The vineyard is gently managed using biodynamic farming practices and the wine is made using natural fermentation and minimal...

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Pierrepoint Wines

Pierrepoint Wines

Pierrepoint Wines is a five-hectare vineyard established in 1998 growing Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris grapes. The property boasts magnificent views across a charming valley, an established sugar gum plantation and a picturesque lake. To the south enjoy...

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Hochkirch Wines

Hochkirch Wines

Located on the Hamilton Highway 15km south east of Hamilton at Tarrington, Hochkirch operate on 20 acres of vineyard. Cellar door sales by arrangement.CONTACT phone. 03 5571 2088facebook. Hochkirch Winesinstagram. Hochkirch Wines Visit Website7389 Hamilton Highway,...

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