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Holm Oak Vineyards

Bec Duffy
11 June 2019 | Bec Duffy

The Importance of Oak in Winemaking

There are certain classic images that spring to mind when people think about the winemaking process – frenetic scenes of vintage, bunches of grapes hanging on the vines, hand picking, even that age-old tradition of foot stomping and plunging the fruit once it hits the winery. Mostly, though, it’s the abiding image of serried ranks of oak barrels, their precious contents slowly undergoing the miraculous process of fermentation and ageing in the winery cellars. Of course, nowadays, particularly in large-scale vinous production, much of this process is mechanised, and the wine held in vast stainless-steel vats. But even then, a great deal of the wine will still have contact with oak in some shape or form. Here, our winemaker Bec Duffy explores why oak still plays such an important role in the winemaking process, and more particularly, how and why we choose what style of oak we use at Holm Oak.

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Time Posted: 11/06/2019 at 8:57 AM
Bec Duffy
5 June 2019 | Bec Duffy

Slow-Cooked Beef Cheeks in Shiraz

The Duffy family have only recently discovered the joys of slow-cooked beef cheeks. They have the most incredible melt-in-the-mouth texture and make a brilliant winter comfort food, especially when paired with our Shiraz.

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Time Posted: 05/06/2019 at 1:23 PM
Bec Duffy
12 September 2018 | Bec Duffy

Match made in Heaven: World Class Tasmanian Tennis Racquets and their connection to Holm Oak Wines

Were you aware that our Holm Oak property was once designated to be the source of oak and ash trees that would supply wood for producing world-class tennis racquets? Read on to learn more.  Continue »

Time Posted: 12/09/2018 at 12:09 PM
Bec Duffy
13 June 2017 | Bec Duffy

Where to stay in the Tamar Valley


At Holm Oak, we love welcoming visitors from all over the world to our Cellar Door. If you're planning a trip, we've unearthed the best places to stay in the Tamar Valley in this blog post. Get excited about your next trip to Tasmania.

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Time Posted: 13/06/2017 at 11:47 AM

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