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.
A Tasmanian vodka made from sheep’s whey, has been crowned world’s best as the popularity of our ‘other spirits’ continues to explode.
12 June 2018, Edition 195
It’s the Tasmanian story sparking global excitement: the world’s oldest beer brought back to life from yeast discovered in a shipwreck off Flinders Island.
12 June 2018, Edition 195
Expressions of Interest for Trade Mission
Tasmanian businesses are being invited to join a Trade Mission that Premier Will Hodgman will be leading to Asia later in the year. Expressions of Interest are being sought from businesses that wish to be involved in the Mission that will visit key markets, including China and Hong Kong, in September. Capitalising on the current boom in Tasmanian exports, the delegation will focus on agribusiness, Antarctic affairs, tourism and trade. As the Premier explained: “By taking Tasmania to the world we can continue to remain competitive and open up new opportunities in global markets for Tasmanian businesses.” Tasmania’s export sector is worth $3.5 billion annually, and over the last 12 months alone that figure has jumped by 36%. Expressions of Interest to join the 2018 Trade Mission to Asia close on June 29. For further information visit: www.stategrowth.tas.gov.au
12 June 2018, Edition 195
Our ‘Young Gun’ winemakers
Tasmania’s ‘young gun’ wine-makers are definitely punching above their weight. The state has three finalists in the top dozen vying to be crowned best young winemaker in the country. They will face off at the national Young Gun Wine Awards at MONA on June 18. One of Tasmania’s young guns is Ricky Evans who produces riesling and pinot noir at the Two Tonne Tasmania winery near Swansea. He was named People's Champion at the 2016 awards and told The Examiner the award definitely boosted the Two Tonne Tasmania brand: “It gives you a lot of exposure when you’re sitting next to winemakers of this calibre.” He is also proud of the young talent coming through our winemaking ranks, saying “Tasmania has three finalists. We’re batting above our average in terms of production and it’s a great indication of where quality lies.” The other two Tasmanian Young Gun finalists are; Jonathan Hughes from Mewstone in the D’Entrecasteaux Channel; and Gilli and Paul Lipscombe from Sailor Seeks Horse in the Huon Valley.
12 June 2018, Edition 195
All roads lead to Bridport for scallop lovers in August. The north-east village is getting ready to host the first Tassie Scallop Fiesta, an event sure to draw crowds of eager seafood lovers. The fiesta will celebrate the arrival of the first scallops of the season, while also recognising Bridport’s key role in Tasmania’s scallop industry. The scallop boats may be too big to pull into Bridport these days, but one of the state’s biggest operators, Allan Barnett, still runs his processing plant in the seaside village. Festival organiser, Tony Scott, told The Examiner he was inspired by the success of Tasmania’s winter festivals: “We thought, how about we try and inject a bit of activity into the village when it’s not quite as active in the wintertime.” So, if you fancy scallops fresh off the boats, just head to Bridport on August 5.
12 June 2018
For the first time in many years, Tasmania will be showcased at one of the premier trade exhibitions for the food-service, hospitality and retail industries – Fine Food Australia.
25 May 2018, Partner Connections
Tasmania’s wine sector is booming: a new report hails it as a $115 million industry, a ‘cracking’ vintage is just wrapping up, and our sparkling stars are setting the world alight.
8 May 2018, Edition 194
Enormous crayfish plucked from Bass Strait and smoked over an open fire were the star attraction at a new food festival on Flinders Island which is generating widespread interest.
8 May 2018, Edition 194
Anzac biscuit beer
As Tasmanians turned out in force on Anzac Day to remember the sacrifices of servicemen and women at dawn services and lunch-time parades, one beer brewer chose to honour our diggers in a more innovative way. Launceston boutique beer-maker, Morrison Brewery, created a special beer to mark this most sacred of days. A beer flavoured like…Anzac biscuits. It is described by its creator, Paul Morrison, as a malt heavy creation with notes of coconut and golden syrup: just like its biscuit namesake. This special Anzac biscuit beer was unveiled at Launceston’s Fresh Hop Beer Festival, a three-day event that inspires boutique brewers to create a showcase beer using freshly harvested hops. Taking that to heart, Paul Morrison mixed Ella Hops, recently picked at Bushy Park, with coconut, oats and golden syrup to create his biscuity brew. Don’t ever expect it to take the place of that enduring Anzac tipple – the rum toddy –but it is certainly an interesting way to raise a glass to our diggers.
3 May 2018, Edition 194
Delicious golden oil
A golden oil produced in a farm kitchen on the edge of the Tarkine wilderness has won a prestigious award, for the second year in a row. The GM-free canola oil, made by Hill Farm Preserves in north-west Tasmania, is one of the state winners in the Produce Awards announced by delicious. magazine. The awards celebrate Australia’s best tasting primary produce as nominated by leading chefs. Hill Farm Preserves manufactures artisan condiments and preserves from natural ingredients that are bottled and labelled by hand. No colours, artificial flavours or preservatives are added. Their award-winning product is also the only food-grade cold pressed canola made in Tasmania. Hill Farm Preserves owner, Karin Luttmer, is thrilled by the win: “To be judged a state winner two years in a row by hospitality trade leaders is wonderful. This oil is special and deserves a place in every kitchen. It’s so versatile,” she said. A total of 15 Tasmanian producers were nominated as state winners in the delicious. awards including makers of honey, organic milk and sea salt. The national winners will be announced in August.
3 May 2018, Edition 194