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.Continue »
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 »
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.Continue »
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