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Holm Oak Vineyards

Bec Duffy
 
15 August 2019 | Bec Duffy

What makes Tasmanian Pinot Noir similar to the world’s finest Burgundies?

Pinot noir, considered by some to be the most ethereal and elegant of all red wine styles, is crafted with finesse in several of the world’s finest wine growing regions. When you think of great pinot noir, the old world wines of Burgundy usually spring to mind. While Burgundy may long have been regarded as the original homeland of pinot noir, the varietal is also produced to acclaim in several cool climate new world viticultural regions, including the home of our vineyards in the Tamar Valley, Tasmania.

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Time Posted: 15/08/2019 at 1:21 PM
Bec Duffy
 
9 July 2019 | Bec Duffy

Family Fun in Tasmania! Guide to the School Holidays

We all know that Tasmania is the ideal holiday destination, whatever the time of year, but for those who love rugging up and enjoying the cooler weather, the July school holidays are the perfect opportunity for the whole family to get out and about together in our spectacular natural environment.

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Time Posted: 09/07/2019 at 12:14 PM
Bec Duffy
 
9 July 2019 | Bec Duffy

Launceston’s Best New Restaurants to Discover

Launceston is a bustling hub of restaurants and bars, including those highly regarded stalwarts such as the evergreen Stillwater, Hallam’s Waterfront and Black Cow Bistro that we’re happy to return to any time. However, if you’re on the lookout for somewhere new and delicious to try, there’s an impressive array of recently opened venues around the city. Here are a handful of new restaurants and bars we heartily recommend.

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Time Posted: 09/07/2019 at 10:18 AM
Bec Duffy
 
8 July 2019 | Bec Duffy

Roast Rack of Lamb with Potatoes

The perfect winter warmer, this lamb roast recipe is a guaranteed crowd pleaser for a cold evening.

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Time Posted: 08/07/2019 at 12:36 PM
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
 
9 May 2019 | Bec Duffy

Tasmania’s Coolest Winter Highlights

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Winter’s chill is the perfect opportunity to rug up and explore Tasmania, here are our top 12 picks to consider for your itinerary.

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Time Posted: 09/05/2019 at 2:23 PM
Bec Duffy
 
4 April 2019 | Bec Duffy

An AFL Fan’s Weekend Guide to Launceston

An AFL Fan’s Weekend Guide to Launceston

The Footy season is here and that means getting to as many AFL matches as possible. Launceston plays host to four games a year, so buy your tickets, head to our vibrant city and follow our insider local tips – a great weekend is guaranteed.

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Time Posted: 04/04/2019 at 11:53 AM
Bec Duffy
 
3 April 2019 | Bec Duffy

Salt-Baked Fish Stuffed with Herbs and Lemon

Salt-Baked Fish Stuffed with Herbs and Lemon

This is our go-to recipe on Good Friday. It’s easy, feeds a lot of people and goes so well with our white wines. Our tip? Order our seafood-friendly six-pack [link] if you’re entertaining over Easter. We usually serve this fish with a salsa verde made with mint, dill and parsley – the perfect accompaniment.

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Time Posted: 03/04/2019 at 2:11 PM
Bec Duffy
 
21 March 2019 | Bec Duffy

The Holm Oak Sustainability Footprint

The Holm Oak Sustainability Footprint

Good wine starts in the vineyard, which is why it is especially important to adopt environmentally friendly practices in the vineyard to produce world-class wines. In Tasmania our climate means that it’s often difficult to become fully organic, but as a business we continue to adopt elements from both organic and biodynamic farming and do all that we can in the winery to leave a sustainable footprint.

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Time Posted: 21/03/2019 at 1:54 PM

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