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Family-Friendly Accommodation in Tasmania

Family-Friendly Accommodation in Tasmania

Planning a trip to Tasmania with the family? We’ve got you covered for where to stay with our family-friendly guide. Whether you’re heading straight to Launceston or Hobart, or embarking on a road trip from coast to coast, we’ve rounded up the best family-friendly stays around the Apple Isle.

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How to Age and Cellar Pinot Noir

How to Age and Cellar Pinot Noir

It’s no secret that we love pinot noir here in Tasmania! However, although many pinot noir wines are made for immediate consumption, others will benefit from a little time in the cellar. But just how long should you put your favourite pinot noir down before you enjoy them?

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How to prune a grapevine

How to prune a grapevine

Like many jobs in the vineyard, pruning is labour intensive, but critical to achieve the best quality wine. A well-pruned vine will produce grapes that will ripen easily as there is just the right amount of grape bunches on each vine.

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Classic Moussaka

Classic Moussaka

Moussaka is a classic Greek dish layered with eggplant, lamb mince and creamy bechamel sauce. Think of it as Greece’s answer to Italy’s lasagne! It’s rich and hearty and is the ultimate comfort food. Serve it with our 2019 Cabernet Merlot to keep you toasty this winter.

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How red wine is made

How red wine is made

The winemaking process is a fascinating one! From grape to glass there’s so many intricacies involved to deliver your favourite wine. Starting in the vineyard, the process evolves slightly depending on whether red or white grapes are harvested. Our winemaker and owner Bec Duffy talks you through the process of making red wine here at Holm Oak. Enjoy the virtual journey.

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Mushroom quinoa risotto with hazelnut gremolata

Mushroom quinoa risotto with hazelnut gremolata

Merlot is a versatile food wine and great wine to be drinking at this time of year as the weather cools. We decided to make a straight merlot in 2019, and this vintage is a great wine to match with mushroom dishes, such as this Mushroom Quinoa Risotto from Delicious.

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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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