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Saltwater wines, from the convict Tasman Peninsula

Saltwater River is located on the shores of Norfolk Bay on the Tasman Peninsula commanding views of picturesque landscapes, stunning seascapes, interesting built heritage, and romantic ruins.  Owned by Ian and Anne Hoyle the family run vineyard is sited on a western slope of the farm, warmed by the long summer afternoon and evening sun.  The climate is mild, frost free and dry.  The red basalt soils once grew cereals, vegetables, hops, and pasture for livestock when the place was settled as a convict probation station in the 1840s, feeding nearby Port Arthur. It now produces prime lambs and exceptional cool climate wines, shaped by the place and the season. The wines James Broinowski has made from these first vintages...

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A Tasmanian dukkah for every occasion

Bodhi Farm Organics' multi award winning Dukkah is handmade in Southern Tasmania and is Gluten Free and Dairy Free. Traditionally it is known to be eaten with bread and olive oil but the whole range of unique flavours can be used as a marinade or seasoning on meats and vegetables. The Moroccan flavour is particularly good on lamb or chicken.  Lightly rub the meat with some oil and sprinkle the spice mix over the meat, let it sit and relax for around 15mins and either cook in a pan or in the oven and is perfect for BBQ's.  Tassie Blend is a very unique and very popular flavour which pairs perfectly with a cheese platter including some bread and olive...

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Pure Salt from the Pure Waters of Tasmania

Tasman Sea Salt is situated in one of the worlds most pristine natural environments. Preserving these beautiful surrounds is central to the ethos of Tasman Sea Salt, harnessing sustainable energies throughout the production process. Tasman Sea Salt utilises age old salt harvesting traditions alongside innovative new clean energy technologies. While the technology may be innovative the methods are simple - evaporating off fresh water to leave pure white salt flakes with nothing added and nothing removed. The seas around Tasmania are some of the cleanest and most nutrient rich waters in the world and it is this unique combination which gives Tasman Sea Salt flakes their great taste and incredible depth of flavour. Packed full of the sea minerals and...

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Fine apple spirits - the purest expression of Tassie apples

Charles Oates Distilling produces fine apple spirits celebrating the apple growing history of one of the apple isle’s most famous orcharding regions - the Huon Valley. The apples are grown, picked, crushed, fermented (into cider), and then distilled all on the Smith’s family farm in the beautiful Valley just south of Hobart. While the still was commissioned in 2016, the real story began back in the mid-1800s when a rogue sheep stealer, Charles Oates ventured to the Valley and planted the first apple orchards. It’s these same orchards his descendants, the Smith family (most known for Willie Smith’s cider), tend today. The team started out borrowing various stills to make their spirit on until their own striking copper still was...

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The Remnant Whisky Company Story

THE STORY. A little over ten years ago ————- started a scheme to help finance growth of his fledgling whisky company ————-. It is possible in those early days that ————- intentions were good but it wasn’t long before ————-, given a big endorsement by Whisky Bible author Jim Murray, was in financial trouble and ————- was selling empty barrels and stealing from other barrels to bottle and sell. Fast forward a little and those investors left with the remnant of the failure were stuck between a rock and a hard place due to ————- refusal to fulfil ————- contracts in place with investors. Enter Peter Bignell of Belgrove Rye Whisky fame and his hastily formed consortium. Peter, a gentleman...

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