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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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The Ultimate Tasmanian Driving Holiday

The Ultimate Tasmanian Driving Holiday

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.

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Slow cooked duck legs with beetroot relish

Slow cooked duck legs with beetroot relish

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.

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Places to Eat in Devonport

Places to Eat in Devonport

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.

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Top breakfast spots in Hobart

Top breakfast spots in Hobart

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.

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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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Top Tasmanian Wines, Delivered to Your Door

Top Tasmanian Wines, Delivered to Your Door

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.

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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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