Archive for the ‘Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours’ Category


Red Cow Dairies – Stanley Food and Farm Tour

Nov 21, 2014

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours, Stanley Food and Wine Tour, Tasmanian Producers

Andi, Matt and Harvey are opening their gates tomorrow for a Paddock to Pantry event which will feature some of their new product lines. Even if they are half as good as their beautiful milk and cheese, they will certainly be a winner and the lucky residents of Tasmania get to benefit …

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Restaurant Australia - Unique Food and Wine Experiences

Nov 5, 2014

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours

On 14 November, 80 media, food and wine experts from around the globe will be attending the “Invite the World to Dinner” event at MONA in Hobart. This is the final stage of the Restaurant Australia campaign and a huge bonus and compliment that it is being held in Tasmania. …

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Mount Gnomon Farm – North West Food, Wine and Farm Tour

Oct 25, 2014

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours, North West Food, Wine and Farmgate Tour

Tomorrow is the day. Guy and Eliza have been working madly for many months now in preparation for the opening of their on-farm butchery, smokehouse, events centre and restaurant in Penguin. Their speciality is rare-breed Wessex Saddleback pigs, but they also do heritage breeds of cattle,…

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Cradle Coast Pantry – North West Food Producers

Oct 13, 2014

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours

John Bailey was one of the chefs at the Spring Producers Lunch I attended at Old Cable Station yesterday and we all got a first glimpse at this beautiful cookbook to be launched this week. It features 32 Producers from the North West and aside from mouth-watering recipes, will make a …

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Royal Hobart Fine Food Awards – North West Food Producers

Sep 13, 2014

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours

Congratulations to Tasting Trail members on receiving their awards at the recent Royal Hobart Fine Food Awards: • Cradle Coast Olives – Cradle Coast Olives Medley; EVOO, Boutique Class
• Spreyton Cider Co – Spreyton Cider Co Vintage & Spreyton Cider …

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Restaurant Australia – Unique Food and Wine Experiences

Aug 30, 2014

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours

“Food Tourism” appears to be the new buzz all around the country and Tourism Australia are highlighting what is on offer under the Restaurant Australia banner. What a wonderful way to share all these delights from the one website. Makes trip planning a whole lot easier and \…

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Go Behind the Scenery – Tourism Tasmania Spring Campaign

Aug 23, 2014

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours

Tourism Tasmania launched their new Spring campaign this week and AWH featured with our food, wine and farmgate tours. The quirky video clip is fantastic and food tourism is really getting a big plug at the moment. Tourists and locals alike are spoilt for choice with the amazing producers …

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Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail Tour

Aug 16, 2014

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours

This tasting trail is a wonderful concept to showcase producers in the North West of Tassie and we offer a food and wine tour that makes it simple – no negotiating maps, or designating a driver – you can just sit back and relax on a fully guided tour to wineries, a …

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Tasmanian Producers – Food, Wine & Farmgate Tours

Aug 9, 2014

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours, Tasmanian Food

It is fantastic to see local producers being showcased on the Spirit of Tasmania “Flavours of Tassie” campaign that is currently running. The producers themselves are making the journey back and forth across Bass Strait and meeting people directly, whilst telling their story …

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Tourism Tasmania Tour – North West Food, Wine and Farmgate Tours

Jul 5, 2014

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours, North West Food and Farmgate Tour

Here are just a few pics of the tour I did with Tourism Tasmania the other week. We visited the truffle farm, Springfield Deer Farm B&B, Mount Gnomon Pig Farm, Walnuts @ Howth, Cradle Coast Olives and Mathom Farm Goat Dairy. The film clip will go live on 17 August and …

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Lamb – North West and Stanley Food, Wine and Farmgate Tours

Jun 28, 2014

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours, North West Food Tour, Stanley Food Tour

Two of the farms we visit (Mt Gnomon and Blackridge) both rare amazing lamb product. I live in the main vegetable growing bowl of Tassie and am surrounded by rich red volcanic soil, so when the farms put sheep on the property to graze after a harvest, they soon turn the colour of a …

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Tassie Food Bowl - North West Food, Wine and Farmgate Tour

Jun 21, 2014

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours, North West Food Tour, Central North Food Tour

This week I am off on a farmgate tour visiting the truffle farm, venison farm, pig farm, goat diary, walnut and olives groves accompanied by a film crew who are show-casing the North West food bowl in a multi-media campaign. This region is definitely getting more exposure these days and …

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Truffles – Central North Food, Wine and Farmgate Tour

Jun 14, 2014

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours, Tasmanian Food, Central North Tour

It is that time of year again and I am well and truly ready for my annual fix. This is of course a delicacy and fortunately only available for a limited time each winter so at the end of the season you are left satisfied, but knowing that the anticipation of your next meal with truffle …

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Tasmanian Foods with a Difference

Jun 7, 2014

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours, Tasmanian Food

Wasabi, Saffron, Truffles, Sea Urchins, Black Garlic, Pepper Berry, Edible Weeds, Medicinal Herbs – we have an array of exotic products here. This innovative thinking from a small group of producers has carved out niche markets both locally and overseas. In recent years Tasmanian …

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Spreyton Cider - North Food, Wine and Farmgate Tour

May 31, 2014

tag Tags: North Food Tour, Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours

Spreyton Fresh have been in the apple business for more than my years on earth and last year they branched out into cider which was definitely a good move. They have a wonderful product and great facility with their cellar door which we visit on our food and wine tour. These ciders are …

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Avocado – Tasmanian Food

May 24, 2014

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours, Tasmanian Food

Such a shame that the weather impacted on the Bacon variety Avocado this season. Our local North West Tasmanian grower was of course very disappointed, but there is no control over the big wet we experienced last winter/spring and the fruit was very slow to mature. The cool climate and …

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Platypus 200 – Central North Food, Wine and Farmgate Tour

May 17, 2014

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours, Central North Tour

Four local producers have combined product and Seven Sheds has produced a dark ale beer at their microbrewery which contains quinoa (Kindred Organics), chocolate (Anvers), beer (Seven Sheds) and ginseng (41 Degrees South). Willie has created another fine drop and great that other …

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Tourism on the Menu – Food Wine and Farmgate Tours

Apr 30, 2014

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours

Local celebrity and ex Masterchef contestant Ben Milbourne, is about to launch a 90 episode national television show (Ben’s Menu) which will be mostly based in Tasmania. This will be a fantastic plug for Tassie producers drawing more people here to partake in food and wine tours and …

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Dairy Farming – Food, Wine and Farmgate Tours

Apr 23, 2014

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours

We have experienced another really dry summer here on the North West coast and it creates a huge financial burden to our farmers, especially those who rely on grass to feed their animals. Local dairy farmers like Ashgrove, Red Cow and Elgaar will all be pleased to see the recent \…

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Berries - North Food, Wine and Farmgate Tour

Apr 19, 2014

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours, Central North Tour

The season is drawing to an end, perhaps another month and many berries will be finished. I went picking the other day at Turners Beach Berry Patch which I take many visitors to both with my cruise ship tours and also my food, wine and farmgate tours. There were still loads of …

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Saffron – Central North Food, Wine and Farmgate Tour

Apr 9, 2014

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours, Central North Tour

Saffron has just started flowering here in Tassie and for the next month Tas-Saff’s combined growers will produce about 10kg for the year. It is a very slow process, not only picking by hand and the drying process of this delicate product, but the weather conditions leading up to …

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Cape Grim Beef – Stanley Food, Wine and Farmgate Tour

Apr 2, 2014

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours, Stanley Tour

There is no denying that North West Tasmania produces premium beef. It is a wonderful experience to visit John and Angela Bruce’s farm near Stanley on our food and wine tours where those beautiful black and rust colour cows just love to wander over and check out visitors. These …

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Old Wilmot Bakehouse - Gourmet Food Wine and Farm Tours

Feb 10, 2014

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours

David and Larna are doing a fantastic job at the Old Wilmot Bakehouse bakery. They cook literally everything in this ancient wood fired oven which goes back a couple of metres into the wall. I love to take visitors there whilst we are out and about touring with Australian Wild Harvest and …

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Tasmanian Special Products

Jan 20, 2014

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours

We are developing quite a reputation in this little state of ours and there was a fabulous write up in last weeks’ Tasmanian Country publication about some of these more unusual products that are not only popular here, but growing into a huge export market. I’m talking about\…

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Epicurious – Gourmet Food Wine and Farm Tours

Jan 10, 2014

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours, Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours

As a foodie tour operator in the North West of Tasmania, I was absolutely delighted to see that Epicurious has given a wonderful accolade of “Our Food Predictions for the Coming Year” announcing:
"Destination: Tasmania - Farewell Portland. 2014's big foodie …

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The Cherry Shed – North Food and Wine Tours

Jan 6, 2014

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours, North Tour, Wine Tour

The continuing tale of road signs being confiscated by DIER is still ongoing. The Cherry Shed is amongst many places who offer a farmgate business and they too have suffered a loss since their signs were taken down. We visit this property on our food and wine tour in the North and I …

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Cruise North Food and Wine Tour

Dec 30, 2013

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours, North Tour, Wine Tour

First tour for 2014 - the Dawn Princess is coming into Burnie this weekend and I am heading off on a foodie tour with a few passengers. We will be visiting Cradle Coast Olives, The Cherry Shed Orchard and Raspberry farm and Anvers Chocolate just to name a few places on this food, wine …

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North West Tasmania Food, Wine and Farm Tours

Nov 26, 2013

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours

Tis the Season! The weather is warming up, the tourists are arriving and the farmers are harvesting their new season crops. I still cannot describe the sensation that you get from eating food that is so fresh and the value added products that stem from this are also wonderful. My meals\…

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The Berry Patch – North West Food and Wine Tours

Nov 18, 2013

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours, North West Tour, Wine Tour

Our North West Food and Wine tour and every cruise ship tour I have done visits The Berry Patch at Turners Beach. It is a wonderful family owned farm business with pick-your-own, cafe and the best ice cream ever and it is always full of locals, but come tourist season the strawberry …

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Old Cable Station – Stanley Food and Farmgate Tour

Nov 11, 2013

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours, Stanley Tour

Old Cable Station has won the Best Tourism Restaurant Award for the second year running at the recent 2013 Tasmanian Tourism Awards. We have a beautiful lunch here on our Stanley Food and Farmgate Tour. This foodie experience combines Tasmanian heritage within natural beauty. Their …

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Local Foodies and Masterchef

Nov 7, 2013

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours, Tasmanian Food

Ben is a local boy – to North-West Tasmania that is. He lives amongst all the wonderful produce that we see on our Food and Wine Tours. Of course since becoming a finalist in the 2012 Masterchef series, his celebrity status has made him an ambassador for this region. Sadly my own …

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Cradle Coast Olives – North West Food and Wine Tour

Oct 28, 2013

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours, North West Tour, Wine Tour

How proud must Tassie olive growers be! This small State won 25% of the country’s prestigious Australian Olive Association Awards, and this was just Gold, the State also collected 4 Silver and 9 Bronze. Tony and Carol O’Neill from Cradle Coast Olives who we visit on our …

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The Berry Patch - Gourmet Food and Wine Tours

Oct 23, 2013

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours, North West Tour, Wine Tour

Yesterday I had a full load of passengers who came off the cruise ship at Burnie – our first one in for the season. 10 of these lovely people from Singapore were delighted to see our lush green countryside and by pure luck we even managed to see a fat healthy wombat as he was …

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Cradle Coast Farmers' Market

Oct 15, 2013

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours

I have been heavily involved in the new farmers market about to start in Ulverstone this weekend – Sunday 20 October.  There will be a number of producers that we visit on our food and wine tours and this market is definitely going to be an exciting addition to the area. …

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Southern Sky Gourmet - Gourmet Food and Wine Tours

Oct 8, 2013

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours

Did another wonderful tour of the Tamar Valley yesterday and dropped in to see Rod to sample and purchase some of his wonderful Persian feta – my favourite is the wasabi, but the garlic and the blue are not far behind. We hit a few wineries including the lovely Josef Chromy –…

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Yondover Goat Dairy – Gourmet Food and Wine Tours

Sep 30, 2013

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours

Yesterday I took a couple of lovely women on a cheesy/wine tour of the Tamar Valley. We got to cuddle a couple of young Kids at the Goat farm and there was a huge selection of cheese and cured meat product that we tried (and brought). We stopped at several local wineries, making many …

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Springfield Venison Farm – Central North Tour

Sep 17, 2013

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours, Central North Tour, Wine Tour

Michel and Connie took over the farm from Jim and Marilyn a few months ago and there is still the same wonderful meat coming from this family business. Hopefully we will see them selling at the farmers markets shortly giving easy access for all to buy. Meanwhile we get to enjoy a visit to …

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Mathom Goat Dairy – North West Tour

Sep 10, 2013

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours, North West Tour, Wine Tour, Tasmanian Food

Marilyn and Peter have a magnificent property in the valley at Gunns Plains. Their goats milk, cheese, yoghurt and desserts are truly wonderful and I have no doubt they probably know each goat individually and love them all equally – they are not just part of the business, but …

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Walnuts @ Howth – North West Tour

Aug 26, 2013

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours, North West Tour, Wine Tour

Dianne and Ian have an idyllic property up at Howth and are growing a wonderful product (walnuts) which they are pressing into oil right on their premises. They of course have nuts both in and out of the shell, green pickled walnuts as part of their product range and are currently …

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Ghost Rock Vineyard - North Tour

Aug 20, 2013

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours, North Tour, Wine Tour

Fantastic to read last week that Ghost Rock has huge expansion plans, reinforcing even more that the North West is definitely up there as a regional food and wine destination. Food tourism is becoming more than just a buzz word and Australian Wild Harvest’s food and wine tours \…

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Blue Hills Honey - Stanley Food and Wine Tour

Aug 11, 2013

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours, Stanley Tour

Organic Leatherwood honey – unique to Tasmania and a taste like no other. We visit Blue Hills Honey on our Stanley Food and Farmgate Tour and it is wonderful to see people’s reactions when they taste this product for the first time. This honey is exported widely to Asia &…

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Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail

Aug 5, 2013

tag Tags: North West TourCentral North Tour, North Tour, Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours

Australian Wild Harvest’s food and wine tours are Associate Members of this Tasting Trail and we visit many of the locations on the North, North West and Central North food and wine tours.  We are very lucky in the North-West region of Tasmania to have such a variety of passionate …

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Red Cow Dairies – Stanley Food and Wine Tour

Jul 29, 2013

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours, Stanley Tour

Great article in the Tasmanian Farmer magazine this quarter telling all about the sustainable, environmental and ethical farming principles that Andy and Matt are using at Red Cow – one of the properties visited on our Stanley Food Tour.  Their business is growing in leaps and bounds …

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Spring Lamb – North West / Stanley Food and Wine Tour

Jul 21, 2013

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours, North West Tour, Wine Tour, Stanley Tour

We are lucky enough to visit two wonderful properties that produce beautiful lamb.  Local people get very excited about eating food that has been grown practically in their own neighbourhood, in many instances buying their meat directly from the farmers.  It supports the community and …

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Mount Gnomon Farm - North West Food and Wine Tour

Jun 30, 2013

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours, North West Tour, Wine Tour

Eliza and Guy produce wonderful rare breed Wessex Saddleback pork products (and lamb and beef) on their farm in Penguin and this is one of the highlight stops on the North West Food and Wine Tour.  Next weekend they are putting on a winter workshop for those of you who want to learn how to …

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Feijoas - North West Food and Wine Tour

Jun 24, 2013

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours, Wine Tour, North West Tour

It is well into harvest time for this unusual fruit (said to have a pineapple-guava taste) and especially enjoyed by New Zealanders.  Christine from Kindred Feijoas is selling fresh fruit and various preserves using feijoas at Devonport Farmers Market and Axeman’s Latrobe market.&…

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Truffles - Central North Food and Wine Tour

Jun 17, 2013

tag Tags: Wine Tour, Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours, Central North Tour

I should not be counting down so enthusiastically, but to be honest I have been thinking about truffles for weeks and this week I am making my first purchase of this wonderful ingredient.  There is only a small window each winter when we can visit the farm that grows this amazing produce on …

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Olives - North & North-West Food and Wine Tours

Jun 10, 2013

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours, North Tour, North-West Tour, Wine Tour

It has started – the olive harvest is in full swing and I am lucky to have two wonderful olive groves to visit on my food and wine tours.  The first pressings are already happening and the delicious oil that is produced from our cool climate temps will be flying off the shelf.


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Ghost Rock Vineyard

Jun 3, 2013

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours, North Tour, Wine Tour

Congratulations to local vineyard Ghost Rock who have won another award - Two Blocks 2012 pinot noir has been awarded the best pinot noir 2012 at the International Cool Climate Wine Show at Mornington in Victoria.  We visit Ghost Rock on our Northern route Food, Wine and Farm tour and this …

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Tasmanian Gourmet Food, Wine and Farm Tours

May 31, 2013

tag Tags: Tasmanian Food Wine and Farm Tours

I’m very excited to post the first item on my new Blog page.  I guess it is only fitting to start by saying thanks to all the producers and farmers out there who are the core of my food and wine tours business.  Of course this also coincides with those people who have an …

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