Here’s a few bars and restaurants with amazing fireplaces that are worth adding to your itinerary next time you’re in Launceston.Continue »
Tasmania is a hub of activities over the winter months. Sure the temperature might have dropped, and the weather may be colder but there’s plenty of great events to enjoy. Apart from visiting our Tamar Valley Cellar Door, here are some suggestions for you to get the most out of your visit to Tasmania this winter.Continue »
Clonal selection – it’s a buzzword among wine and vine aficionados all over the world. This viticultural practice is just one illustration of the extent to which viticulturists and winemakers go in order to achieve perfection in the vineyard.Continue »
We love travelling south from our northern Tassie home to Hobart for a hit of big(ger) city culture. Hobart is the perfect blend of history, natural wonder and cultural hot-spot. Since MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) opened in 2011, visitor numbers from the mainland have grown every year. But beyond MONA, there are so many other reasons to drop into this cool city, including amazing food destinations. Here’s our list of the Top Places to Eat in Hobart.Continue »
Launceston is Tasmania's second major city (behind Hobart) and is bursting with food and wine hotspots, cultural destinations and natural wonders. It’s also only a short drive from Holm Oak’s estate, so on child-free evenings, you can often find us doing the rounds of the wine bars and drinking establishments in Launceston.Continue »
Riesling is respected as one of the finest white grapes in the world, manipulated by winemakers all over the world into a whole range of styles from bone-dry to lusciously sweet. The best wines are incredibly long-lived, elegant and racy, and can become increasingly complex with age. We love this variety at Holm Oak, especially the dry style, and have written a short piece about its greatness in this blog. Take a read…Continue »
Holm Oak’s winery is a relatively young venture in the context of the estate’s history. The tale of all the previous owners is fascinating and it includes the evolution of a groundbreaking tennis racquet, as well as other quirky stories, such as the tale of The Ilex.Continue »
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