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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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Insects and biodiversity in the Holm Oak vineyard

Insects and biodiversity in the Holm Oak vineyard

A vineyard – just like any garden, orchard or farmland – is home to a multitude of insects and other fauna that play an important role in maintaining the right ecological balance. Biodiversity is essential to the health of the soil and the plants that grow in it, but...

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What is Moscato Wine?

What is Moscato Wine?

Moscato is a style of wine made from muscat grapes. It’s famous for sweet flavours of peaches and orange blossom and because it’s lower in alcohol than other sparkling wines. The muscat grape has been around for thousands of years, and encompasses a range of over 200...

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Seared Scallops with Pinot Gris Butter Sauce

Seared Scallops with Pinot Gris Butter Sauce

Pinot Gris and shellfish make a perfect pair. A luscious buttery pinot gris sauce is drizzled over freshly grilled scallops with zesty herbs for a quick, decadent entreé or starter. Put this one on your next dinner party menu.   Ingredients 2 tablespoons pine...

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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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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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