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Holm Oak is a labour of love for winemaker Bec Duffy and her husband Tim Duffy, viticulturalist. Since 2006 they have followed their dream of crafting delicious expressions of cool-climate Tasmanian wines.
One of Bec and Tim’s shared passions is to create things. They simply love to craft treasures from Mother Nature’s wonderland. They are creative winemakers, pushing boundaries and trying new techniques, but always remaining true to Tasmania’s highly regarded winemaking reputation.
Their complementary skills drive their 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.
Bec is winemaker. With over 20 years experience she is well and truly ensconced in her winery domain. Bec was born on King Island, Tasmania where her parents owned a beef and sheep farm. It was her fathers’ decision to plant a trial plot of vines on their property when she was 14 that planted the seed in her mind that Winemaking would be an interesting career option – fortunately this proved correct! Bec returned to Tasmania in 2006 to take on her own venture at Holm Oak, and over the past 15 years, has continually refined her craft to make outstanding Tasmanian wine.
Tim is viticulturist, 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. Following a very brief career as an accountant, Tim realised that growing grapes was in his blood, and he retrained as an agronomist. Tim joined Bec at Holm Oak in 2007 and set about expanding their 6 Ha vineyard to 15, whilst continuing to grow pristine, high-quality grapes for Bec.
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 miniature 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 has a weakness though – if fed a couple of fresh apples, the worries of General Management fade away and Pinot is inclined to sleep on the job!
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