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Situated somewhat off the beaten track our cellar door exudes an irresistible rustic charm. Our property is adorned with fabulous old English trees and our cellar door is situated in the original vertical board winery.
Greeted by a view surrounding the Cellar Door of breathtaking vineyards and orchards (keep an eye out for Tim hand pruning or Max and Will racing through the rows of vines) you can wander down the path to visit Pinot the Pig and feed him a few cheeky apples before reaching the Cellar Door.
If Bec isn’t hard at work in the winery she may even join you for a glass of wine and tell you the story of how they came to plant 12 hectares of vines in this beautiful part of the world.
Just a short drive outside of Launceston, at the end of the long and windy West Bay Road, tucked away in the rolling hills of the Tamar Valley is Tasmania’s best kept secret.
The family owned, highly awarded vineyards of Holm Oak. Developed by winemaker Rebecca Duffy and her husband, viticulturist Tim Duffy they have created an extensive range of distinctive and hand crafted wines with a broad appeal that also have individual character and personality.
Come visit us at our Cellar Door and try our wines ranging from dry through to sweet, light through to rich and serious through to fun (and even a cider or two).
Family owned with a hands-on approach
Holm Oak is a family-owned and James Halliday ‘Five Star’ rated winery using the hands-on philosophy from Rebecca (winemaker) and Tim Duffy (viticulturist) to create increasingly impressive and seductive wines from classic cool-climate varietals.
Rebecca is a qualified winemaker with 10 years of winemaking experience including vintages in McLaren Vale, Coonawarra, Napa Valley and Western Australia. She most recently worked at Capel Vale Wines in Western Australia where she was senior winemaker. She is incredibly passionate about winemaking, having done nothing else but focusing on winemaking in her career. She studied winemaking straight out of High School and never looked back!
Tim is a third-generational grape grower and an agronomist with extensive viticultural experience. He was born and bred in Nyah, near Swan Hill in Victoria, and his family have a long and successful viticultural history.
Like any good manager, Pinot the Pig wanders around keeping a close eye on the daily operations in the vineyards and winery. Pinot was supposed to be a minature pig, however has grown to be a full-size team member, with a larger than life personality, and a keen eye (and nose) for detail. Every good manager however, has a weakness - if fed a couple of fresh apples, the worries of General Management fade away and Pinot is inclined to sleep on the job!