Holm Oak is the labour of love of dynamic duo, Bec Duffy and her husband Tim Duffy. Since 2013 they have followed their dream of crafting delicious expressions of cool-climateTasmanian wines. Bec is the winemaker – with 20 years’ experience gained in Australia and the US, she’s all about the precision of the winemaking process, continuing to push boundaries and perfect her craft to let the wines speak authentically of their place of origin. Tim is viticulturist, a third-generational grape grower and an agronomist with extensive viticultural experience. Their complementary skills provide a vision to produce delicious wines that reflect their home, Tasmania’s pristine Tamar Valley, and their own personalities – honest, down to earth, genuine and authentic.
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!