Food and beverage partners
A Piece of Tassie
We make fudge and an array of chocolate products to share with everyone our love of all things chocolate.
We started our small business in 2014 and have since expanded our products range. We make all our products by hand using quality ingredients. We are mainly at markets in and around Hobart and our products are now stocked at a few gift shops in Tasmania. Our hampers (small and large) contain a selection of our products. We make specially designed products for certain occasions such as Christmas, Easter and Mother's Day.
A.R. Garth Fish Processor
Abalone Farms Australia Pty Ltd
AFA is a land based farm on the East Coast of Tasmania growing Hybrid and Greenlip abalone.
Abalone Farms Australia which is located at Bicheno, Tasmania, is part of the Southseas Abalone group which also has farms in South Australia and Victoria.
We produce abalone from spawning to market size depending on customer requirements. We currently hold 80 tonne, with each and every one of our abalone hand nurtured and lovingly grown in the crystal clean waters of the East Coast of Tasmania, one of the cleanest environments on earth. So we can deliver you the cleanest, sweetest, most tender abalone in the world.
Product development has seen AFA establish a brine freezing system which instantly freezes the abalone maintaining the integrity and high quality attributes of the Greenlip and Hybrid abalone. The company export brine frozen and canned abalone through our national marketing company AUSAB.
Acacia Hills Olive Grove
Acacia Hills Olive Grove was established in April 2004, by Sharon Murcott and Robert Moore.
Agronico is the leading seed potato producer in Australia, producing over 8,000 tonnes of seed potatoes annually.
As the only vertically integrated seed producer in Australia, Agronico’s seed starts from tissue culture plantlets in their VICSPA-accredited laboratory and are transferred to a hydroponic minituber production facility. These minitubers are planted in nutrient rich, DNA tested soil in the central north and northwest of Tasmania to produce G1 seed which are then propagated on to produce G3-G4 seed potatoes. In March/April each year they are harvested, graded and stored prior to delivery across Australia. Agronico employs 12 full-time employees, over 15 casual employees, and produces nearly a quarter of a million minitubers and over 8,000 tonnes of seed potatoes annually for chips, crisps and fresh markets across Australia.
Contact name Robert Graham
Phone 03 6428 2519
Anvers Confectionery Pty Ltd
Chocolate-maker Igor Van Gerwen was trained by world renowned confectioner Roger Geerts in his native Belgium before founding Anvers Confectionery in north-west Tasmania in 1989.
Van Gerwin painstakingly trained his Tasmanian staff in the arts of manipulating chocolate and insisted from the start on using only the finest ingredients.
He uses fresh Tasmanian cream, pure butter, exquisite liquors and natural flavours to complement the world's finest chocolate. Anvers' dark chocolate has a cacao content of 64% and the milk chocolate 35%. Its structure is three times finer than most commercial chocolates.
Anvers, which specialises in hand-made chocolate truffles, chocolate oranges and fudge, has won numerous awards over the years. Anvers products are available in major stores in all Australian States and are exported to Shanghai
In 2002, Anvers moved into the House of Anvers on Bass Highway between Devonport and Launceston. An air-conditioned, purpose-built factory, with viewing windows, is complemented by a small chocolate museum, licensed coffee shop and a store for tasting and buying Truffle DAnvers, Fudge DAnvers, Praline DAnvers, the Stefano De Pieri range and much more.
Anvers Confectionery now have available the World’s Rarest Chocolate, The Fortunato No 4. this unique exquisite flavour is like no other chocolate on the world market, Anvers are proud to have the exclusive rights here in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere. Click on the link to find out more about the world famousFortunato No 4
House of Anvers is an irresistible attraction for chocolate-loving tourists and is visited by more than 200,000 people a year.
Deluxe sparkling wine producer using only own vineyard production.
Apsley Gorge Vineyard
While nominally situated at Bicheno on the east coast, Apsley Gorge is in fact some distance inland, taking its name from a mountain pass. Clearly, it shares with the other east coast wineries the capacity to produce Chardonnay and Pinot Noir of excellent quality.
Ashbolt is an award-winning manufacturer of high quality, natural products.
Established in 1906, Ashbolt Farm is located in Tasmania’s Derwent Valley, amid tranquil rivers, rolling hills, giant forests and rugged mountain ranges. We are committed to the land and our valley, so our farm is sustainable and our elders, olives and orchard trees are grown using organic principles.
Growing plants known for their good health; adding a touch of our passion for creating memorable flavours; and processing and bottling on our family farm allows us to create a range of unique and multi-award winning, flavoursome products that are all 100% Tasmanian and free from gluten, artificial flavours, colours and preservatives. We specialise in:
- premium Extra Virgin Olive Oils (EVOO), winning medals every year since 2000, including in Sept 2016, winning best in Australia (medium oil) in the prestigious Australian Olives Association Awards.
- our own specialty drinks range of concentrates and brewed-in-the-bottle non-alcoholic sparkling drinks made by us from the flowers and the berries of the ancient Elder tree
- our unique and flavoursome gourmet condiments - including dressings, marinades and vinegars
All our products are made by us, on our farm, and are full of health and our passion for the land. Please take the time to explore our site and see all that we do.
21 years of tradition has established Ashgrove Tasmania Dairy Produce a reputation for premium quality and flavour.
Ashgrove Cheese Pty Ltd is Tasmania's and one of Australia's largest family owned and operated dairy processors.
Under the Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm brand, they produce fresh milk, cheese, cream, and butter.
The dairy portfolio also includes the Elizabeth Town Creamery brand which specialises in the selection, packing and distribution of portion control cheese.
The Ashgrove modern automated processing facility is surrounded by the Ashgrove Dairy Farm at Elizabeth Town in Northern Tasmania, which includes a popular on-site retail factory and farm store.
In 2017, the Ashgrove factory was certified by NASAA Organic: Australian and International Organic Certifier to process organic milk into premium value Tasmanian organic dairy products.
Ashmore Foods Tasmania
Ashmore Foods is a food processing and marketing company specialising in Tasmanian Seafood sourced from some of the world's best quality seafood straight from the cleanest oceans, bays and rivers in the world.
Retailing and wholesaling from HACCP facilities to local and interstate markets.
Our oysters are harvested from farms across the state, including the cool waters off Bruny Island in Tasmania's south, the sparkling bays around the east coast and the remote waters of Smithton in the state's northwest.
Our salmon comes from the Van Diemen farm, based in the beautiful Tamar Valley in Tasmania's north. Every seafood product with the Ashmore's brand is carefully selected and prepared before it is shipped to customers. It is our aim is to bring the finest seafood from the ocean to the plate as quickly and efficiently as possibl
Australia Seafood Export
Contact name Willy Chew
Phone 03 6375 1626
Australian Honey Products Pty Ltd
Australian Honey Products is a locally owned company producing, processing and selling honey products to Australian and International markets based in Launceston and Sheffield.
These products include Honey, Meads, and Craft Beers.
We are the largest crop pollinator in Tasmania using 4000 hives for pollination across multiple crop types.
We run a Trainee Beekeeper program resulting in Industry recognized qualifications and ensuring future expansion capacity.
The company has quality certification including organic and Halal.
Aviemore blueberry and cherry farm
We grow pack and sell blueberries and cherries from December through to March. We also grow and harvest black truffles in winter
Contact name Rachel
Phone 03 6394 4631
The first and only commercial planting of Avocados in Tasmania. Our goal is to supply Tasmanians, Avocados when they are at their very best.
Avoland Avocados is a 3 Hectare Hass Avocado grove planted in 2010/11 on the red basalt soils of the North West overlooking the town of Gawler and the Bass Strait. The cool climate of this region allows the Avocados to fully mature and remain on the trees for long periods with out any loss of quality.
This unique area growing characteristic results in a very flexible marketing opportunity. Tasmanian Hass Avocados are available at a time when no other quality Australian grown Hass are in the market.
Hot prospects at Richmond
Tasmania’s tourism boom shows no sign of abating. And, the historic village of Richmond, east of Hobart, is the latest to benefit with a multimillion dollar refurbishment of one of the area’s grandest homes. Prospect House, which dates back to 1831, has just been refurbished and is now open as boutique luxury accommodation. There is also an all-inclusive “paddock to plate” experience for visitors wanting to sample Tasmania’s premium produce. Prospect House is owned by the local wine-making Pooley family who have spent $5 million on the project. It also houses Pooley Wines’ cellar door, offering visitors a taste of their multi-award winning, cool climate wines from the Coal River Valley.
14 February 2019, Edition 202
Remote vineyard reaps rewards
Tasmania’s most remote vineyard is getting ready for its first harvest. A family farm at Marrawah, in the far north-west, is the first to grow grapes in the region, with the nearest vineyard more than 100 kilometres away. Stafford Ives-Heres planted the vines three years ago on the farm that was established by his great-grandfather, and he is expecting an unusual wine from the pinot noir and chardonnay grapes he planted: “We’re targeting something unique, that’s for sure. Something that has a unique taste to it, grown right here on the North-West coast,” Ives-Heres explained to The Advocate. “The extreme weather we get – you’ve got to be pretty insane to come up with an idea like this!” Ives-Heres is looking forward to his first vintage this autumn, and so should wine buffs who are looking for a new unique Tasmanian wine.
14 February 2019, Edition 202
Brand Tasmania Partners are being urged to have their say on what our GMO-free status means for Tasmania’s brand. Read more
19 December 2018, Partner Connections
It’s been a great year for Tasmania. David Attenborough showcased our stunning island to a global audience of millions, a deal was struck for new Bass Strait ferries, while our whisky and wine shone on the world stage… and that’s just the start.
11 December 2018, Edition 201
A treat is on the way for connoisseurs of the golden tipple, with the world’s largest whisky tasting room, planned for Tasmania’s north west.
11 December 2018, Edition 201
Tasmania is gearing up for a summer of festivities, spear-headed by an iconic event which is ready to celebrate a milestone birthday – with a new look.
11 December 2018, Edition 201
Salad days for Houston’s Farm
Another tick of confidence for Tasmania’s booming agricultural sector, with Houston’s Farm unveiling a new $5.8 million facility in the south of the state. The leading salad producer has just opened a new state-of-the-art, custom built, baby leaf production centre at its Forcett farm. The 80-hectare production unit will underpin growth in the company’s national supermarket supply contracts. Houston’s Farm, which was represented at the recent State Government trade mission to Asia, is seeking to expand export markets to Hong Kong, and this new facility is central to those plans. The new facility will also create 15 full time jobs. Houston’s has been creating innovative products for almost 30 years and has pioneered many practices and techniques that now see Tasmanian salads on shop shelves across Australia.
7 December 2018, Edition 201
Coffee Liqueur warms Xmas spirits
A new boutique beverage will have coffee and spirits lovers rejoicing. Two of Tasmania’s top artisan producers have collaborated to bring a premium coffee liqueur to the market just in time for some festive cheer. Hellfire Bluff Distillery, based at Boomer Bay, and Hobart speciality coffee roaster, Zimmah Coffee, created the delicious tipple. Ruby Daly of Hellfire Bluff Distillery said: “We were so excited for the opportunity to work with another great Tasmanian brand to expand our range of locally produced spirits, and create a new premium product for our customers, here and throughout Australia.” She added Zimmah chose to use the ‘Son of a Gun’ blend – a full-bodied mix of Colombian, Guatemalan and Ethiopian beans – to deliver delicious flavours with rich and bold caramel and milk chocolate notes. Hellfire Coffee Liqueur is available at Salamanca market and other boutique liquor stores.
7 December 2018, Edition 201
Bicheno prepares for gourmet extravaganza
As the weather heats up, Tasmania’s beautiful East Coast is the place to be, and for lovers of gourmet delights, next weekend is the time to visit. The Bicheno Food and Wine Festival is the region’s biggest event and is now in its 12th year. The festival is again expected to draw bumper crowds seeking out the finest local food, wine, and beer, with highlights including cooking classes run by top chefs, and wine appreciation lessons. All the wonderful local fare aside, the scenery alone would be enough of a drawcard, with the three-day celebration overlooking beautiful Waubs Bay. And as befits the location, this year’s festival will also feature a display of classic surfboards. The Bicheno Food and Wine Festival runs from November 16 – 18.
9 November 2018, Edition 200
Taste of Tasmania birthday cake-off
The Taste of Tasmania is gearing up to celebrate a milestone birthday with cake – lots of it! The iconic Hobart festival turns thirty this year and is celebrating with a special bake-off. The Great Tasmanian Cake Off will attract the best bakers in the state all vying for the honour of producing the ultimate cake. Along with a stunning array of Victoria Sponges presented to the judges, the waterside event will also present a cross-section of other food and beverages from the island state. This festive season well-known chef, Luke Burgess, will be serving up an array of dishes. He will be joined by Templo’s Matt Breen, who is slated to present a masterclass in Italian peasant food. The Taste of Tasmania runs from December 28 to January 3 at Hobart’s Princes Wharf, and a full festival program will be released later this month.
9 November 2018, Edition 200