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What is chardonnay?

What is chardonnay?

Chardonnay is a white grape variety that originated in the Burgundy wine region of France. It is a variety that is grown widely across all regions of Australia. Is chardonnay sweet or dry? Chardonnay is generally categorised as a dry wine. Occasionally it is made into...

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What is whole bunch fermentation?

What is whole bunch fermentation?

Whole-bunch fermentation is gaining popularity as a winemaking technique to add more complexity to the resulting wine. Yes, it’s a geeky wine term, but it simply means the process of not de-stemming the grapes when they are harvested and letting the grapes go directly...

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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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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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