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Strawberry, Rhubarb and Moscato Trifles

Strawberry, Rhubarb and Moscato Trifles

Summer is the perfect season to make this showstopping dessert. It’s a great way to show off our Pig & d’Pooch Moscato as well as the abundance of strawberries and rhubarb that’s available this time of year. Inspired by Raspberri Cupcakes recipe, these amazing...

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Tasmania’s Best Waterfalls

Tasmania’s Best Waterfalls

Tasmania certainly punches above its weight when it comes to spectacular waterfalls, and you only need to visit Instagram to see why. Take a look at any map and it’s clear that our little island state is an ideal destination for anyone who loves the drama and beauty...

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Best Breakfasts in Launceston

Best Breakfasts in Launceston

Breakfast – it’s long been said that it’s the most important meal of the day, and we have to agree. When we have time (which is not as often as we’d like), we love settling in with a juice, a good cup of coffee and something we’ve not hastily thrown together ourselves...

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Barbecued asparagus with lemon, feta and mint

Barbecued asparagus with lemon, feta and mint

At Holm Oak Vineyards, we have an abundance of asparagus growing in our Sauvignon Blanc garden, as well as lots of lemons and mint too. With our house under construction at the minute, this easy and delicious recipe is our go-to for a perfect BBQ lunch.

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Foodie’s guide to Launceston and beyond

Foodie’s guide to Launceston and beyond

Long known as ‘the Apple Isle’, Tasmania is renowned for its pristine waterways, clean air and rich array of produce, harvested from its bountiful orchards, lush pastures, brimming lakes and coastline. From a local perspective, we know that food-loving visitors to...

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Natural wine – a winemaker’s view

Natural wine – a winemaker’s view

People often ask me the question, “What is a natural wine?” and it’s a good one. As far as I’m aware, there is no legal definition for this, so you need to rely on the honesty of the producer as to what they have (or in most cases, haven’t) done to the wine.  ...

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Beetroot and goat’s cheese tart

Beetroot and goat’s cheese tart

We have some delicious local goat's cheese from Rod Wyker's Southern Sky Cheese company in Invermay and with spring in the air we can imagine enjoying this tart with a glass of rose on the verandah. Ingredients 1 bunch beetroot (about 400g), trimmed 30g unsalted...

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Meet the Duffys

Holm Oak is the labour of love of dynamic duo, Bec Duffy and her husband Tim Duffy. Since 2006, they have followed their dream of crafting delicious expressions of cool-climate Tasmanian wines. Bec is the winemaker and Tim is viticulturist.

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