Tasmania is renowned for its world class Pinot Noir, and it’s no secret that it’s our favourite varietal here at Holm Oak. Pinot Noir pairs beautifully with a range of dishes, though it pairs particularly well with fatty meats and earthy flavours due to its lean acidity and fruit-driven flavour profile.
Set in the stunning Cradle Coast in Tasmania, Devonport is a popular stop for anyone on a food and wine road trip in Tasmania. It’s the landing point for those travelling to the Apple Isle via the Spirit of Tasmania from the mainland, and a handy base to explore the wineries and pristine wilderness of the Cradle Coast and the Tamar Valley. An hour drive from Holm Oak Cellar Door, it’s a part of Tasmania that we spent a bit of time in as a family and there’s lots of great restaurants and cafés to discover. Read on for our local’s guide of the best places to eat in Devonport that covers breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between.
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day so before you head out to MONA, join in the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race celebrations, or set off for Bruny Island for some penguin spotting, fuel up at one of favourite breakfast spots in Hobart.
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...
We love travelling south from our northern Tassie home to Hobart for a hit of big(ger) city culture. Here’s our list of the top places to eat in Hobart.
Follow our summer guide to Launceston taking in all the top attractions, events and family-friendly things to do.
What are the best Tasmanian wines to drink? It’s a question we get asked a lot, and a difficult one to answer given the apple isle produces some of Australia’s finest cool climate wines, from pinot noir to sparkling wine and lesser known varietals such as arneis. Wines of Tasmania, a new online wine retailer, has launched monthly subscription boxes to give you the best Cellar Door experiences in the comfort of your own home, and at Holm Oak, we are thrilled to be a part of this exciting new venture.
Bird n Herd are a regular feature at our Cellar Door, serving up their delicious smoked ribs and slow cooked meats for visitors to enjoy with our wines. Get to know our friend Jason and the inspiration behind his food in our newest blog.
Meet the new Tasmanian Pinot Noir that’s the result of three of the best local winemakers coming together. Three of Tasmania’s best winemakers come together to make a new Pinot Noir for a good cause.
The Tamar Valley is filled with an abundance of inspiring artisan food producers. Here at Holm Oak, we love visiting our neighbours at Robur Farm to source some goat fetta for this tasty recipe. A simple three-steps, this meal is a crowd-pleaser in the Duffy family and pairs beautifully with our 2019 Pinot Gris. Enjoy with a side of salad or chicken, perfect for lunch or dinner!
Holm Oak can proudly claim to be the only Tasmanian winery growing and producing Arneis, the grape variety from Piedmont in Northern Italy. Learn a little more about this lesser known variety.
Premium rosé wines in Australia are often made from a single grape variety, but increasingly wine producers are experimenting with different blends. In Tasmania, given how our beloved pinot noir thrives, it’s not surprising that this forms the basis for many of the rosé wines being produced. Read more about the flavours imparted by different red grape varieties in summer’s favourite pink drink!