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.
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.
Now that harvest is complete for another year, I like to spend some time preparing a special dish to enjoy with family over Easter. I came across this recipe a couple of years ago in Gourmet Traveller.
It’s time to start planning your next driving holiday around Tasmania. As global borders remain temporarily closed, we are so lucky to have such a wealth of domestic travel experiences at our fingertips here in Australia. Whether you are in search of beach, bush or city breaks, Tasmania delivers on all fronts. And for those on the mainland who are looking to venture further afield, you can roadtrip to the Apple Isle and take advantage The Spirit of Tasmania’s new ‘Bring Your Car For Free’ offer.
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.