Native Point Wines is a boutique vineyard in the Tamar Valley, 20 minutes North of Launceston. Native Point vineyard at Windermere was established in 1999 by Sheena and Tim High on the Swan Bay peninsula, the original site where Dr Gaunt first planted grapes in the 1840's. The five hectare vineyard now produces Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and a sparkling Rose. You can visit the vineyard and enjoy the spectacular views across the Tamar Valley. The owners take great pleasure in showing visitors through the vineyard, and explaining the various stages of wine growing. Bring a picnic to enjoy with a glass of Native Point Wines. Wine tasting and sales of our award winning wines are available off-site at Windermere Cafe, 2 Windermere Road, Windermere, phone 03 6328 1335.
St Matthias Anglican Church, at Windermere, is one of Tasmania's most beautiful heritage listed churches. Situated on the banks of the picturesque Tamar River, St Matthias Anglican Church was built in 1842 fulfilling a promise by Dr Matthius Gaunt to his young wife before they left England. When Dr Gaunt resolved to emigrate to Van Diemen's Land in 1831, his wife was concerned that there may not be a church in the area where they would eventually make their home. Dr Gaunt promised that if there was not, he would build one for her. Consecrated in 1845, St Matthias is one of Australia's oldest churches in continous use since its foundation. A Eucharist Service is held every second and fourth Sunday at 1030. St Matthias is one of the most photographed churches in Tasmania.This beautiful bluestone gothic chapel with its romantic history is a popular spot for weddings and picnics. The churchyard is an ideal spot for photography buffs and a stroll through the 170 year old graveyard with the jetty and pontoon next door is said to be a terrific fishing spot. The scenic drive around Windermere road is an easy detour from the East Tamar Highway and offers spectacular river views.