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, stopping along the way for a coffee, pinot noir and a chat with a local.

Pierrepoint, Hochkirch, Herrmann 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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Mt Napier Wines

Mt Napier Wines

Owned by Chris and Josephine O’Connor-Ward, Mount Napier Wines is a small winery located amongst the Western District farmland in the Henty Wine Region. Only ten minutes from Hamilton and five minutes from Tarrington, the winery specialises in Shiraz and Pinot Noir...

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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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Cafe Catalpa

Cafe Catalpa

Café Catalpa is a family run business that serves modern Australian cuisine, offering wholesome foods, friendly service and a dessert cabinet that’s always full. Call ahead and arrange a high-tea experience where you’ll be served everything from stuffed mushrooms to...

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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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Australia Day - Tarrington

Tuesday, 26 January 2021,  Tarrington

Members of the public are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire, Tarrington Australia Day Celebrations. Event includes flag raising, guest speaker and a free barbecue breakfast. Events also...

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DRASS Group Garage Sale

Sunday, 24 January 2021,  Dunkeld

The Dunkeld Refugee & Asylum Seeker Support Group are holding their 3rd Annual Garage Sale event, fundraising for asylum seekers and refugees. Stalls will include furniture, household goods, outdoor...

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Australia Day - Penshurst

Tuesday, 26 January 2021,  Penshurst

Members of the public are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire, Penshurst Australia Day Celebrations. Activities include flag raising, National Anthem, and presentation of the Penshurst Cit...

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Australia Day - Coleraine

Tuesday, 26 January 2021,  Coleraine

Members of the public are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire, Coleraine Australia Day Celebrations which will be held at the Coleraine Tourist Information and Exhibition Centre. Activitie...

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