Our Blog

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.

read more
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.

read more
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.

read more
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.

read more
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...

read more
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.

read more
Roasted Asparagus with Goat Cheese and Walnut Lemon Gremolata

Roasted Asparagus with Goat Cheese and Walnut Lemon Gremolata

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!

read more

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.

Reviews