Archive for the ‘Wine Tour’ Category


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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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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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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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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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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Veggies - North West Food and Wine Tour

Jul 17, 2013

tag Tags: Wine Tour

Whilst driving from one producer to another on our North West food and wine tour, we are passing many farms that produce vegetables and sprouts are one that definitely fascinate – they look like little pearl stems growing under a palm tree.  I am surrounded by vegetable fields and …

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Chocolate - North Food and Wine Tour

Jul 7, 2013

tag Tags: Wine Tour

The Chocolate Winterfest in Latrobe each year is a lot of fun.  This year I had the pleasure of undertaking a Chocolate Masterclass with Igor at Anvers, one of the stops on my Food and Wine Tours.  It was a fantastic class and finally I have learnt how to temper chocolate. We were …

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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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