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Hansen Orchards

Hansen Orchards are a 4th generation family owned vertically integrated business growing, packing and marketing cherries and apples. Located in the pristine environment of the Huon Valley in southern Tasmania, Australia.

 

Tasmania has a cool climate ideal for growing large, firm premium cherries and firm, sweet premium red apples.

It is our vision at Hansen Orchards to strengthen the growing global demand and recognition for premium Tasmanian cherries and apples. We invest heavily into all aspects of our business to ensure we consistently provide our valued customers with the premium product we so proudly produce.

Contact name Howard Hansen
Phone 03 6264 0200
Email howard@hansenorchards.com.au
Website www.hansenorchards.com.au

Hartzview Vineyard

Harvest Launceston

Every Saturday morning in the heart of the Tamar Valley, Harvest Launceston Community Farmers' Market brightens a quiet inner city car park and brings the farm gate to you.

Meet the farmers, connect with locals and feast your eyes on baskets brimming with Tasmania's freshest seasonal produce, artificial hormone-free meat, organic dairy, artisan bread and pastries, bright summer berries or blushing autumn apples.

Savour a locally roasted coffee and taste your way around our foodie State at this vibrant weekly event before collecting a myriad of premium produce, cool-climate wines, artisan ciders and home-made preserves for the journey home.

Awarded Australia's Most Outstanding Farmers' Market by ABC Delicious Magazine in 2013. Harvest Launceston Community Farmers' Market is held every Saturday from 8.30am - 12.30pm at 71 Cimitiere Street (car park opposite Albert Hall), Launceston.

Contact name Curly Haslam-Coates
Phone 0417 352 780
Email info@harvestmarket.org.au
Website www.harvestmarket.org.au

Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon, based in north-west Tasmania, supplies high quality fresh vegetables to anywhere in the world.

 The company prides itself on customer service and its ability to meet customer expectations. Harvest Moon's vegetable range includes broccoli, carrots, potatoes, onions, swedes, squash/kabocha, celery and corn.

Contact name Neil Armstrong
Phone 03 6428 2505
Email info@harvestmoon.com.au
Website www.harvestmoon.com.au

Hawthorne Hill Farm

At Hawthorne Hill Farm, we grow and make seriously delicious food. When we discovered the Hawthorne plant, our products were born and our business began soon after.

Our first and flagship product is our Tasmanian Hawthorne Paste. It is similar in use to fig or quince paste but has its own unique wild zingy flavour. It partners perfectly with cheeses and meats and can form the basis of a very special jus or glaze. It is available in Original and Sugar Free recipes.
Our Sugar Free range of products uses pharmaceutical grade xylitol to replace cane sugar. This makes them ideal for diabetics and those who are trying to take sugar and carbs out of their diet. Xylitol is a great, all natural sweetener that is sourced from birch trees our corn cobs. We use the corn cob variety because it suits our recipes very well and is a sustainably sourced product.
We also make a range of jams and jellies, including Hawthorne jam from fruit grown on our farm our sourced from local producers. These are also available in Original and Sugar Free recipes. We also use our Hawthorne jam to make some lovely little shortbread cookies in two styles.
We've recently launched a food van with a view to bringing a paddock-to-plate experience to the people of North East Tasmania.
We love living and working on our little farm and are really pleased that people love the food that we make.

Contact name Jason Henderson
Phone 03 6395 6338
Email hawthornehillfarm@gmail.com
Website www.hawthornehillfarm.com.au

Hazelbrae Hazelnuts Tasmania

Hazelnuts on Hythe

Grower and seller of hazelnuts located in Northern Tasmania

'Hazelnuts on Hythe' is a medium sized hazelnut grove consisting of more than 500 maturing trees which are now producing nuts in a quantity that is marketable, growing rapidly and doubling in production over the last three seasons. All our nuts are hand picked, hand cracked and prepared for roasting ensuring a premium quality product. The Australian dietary guidelines recommends 30 grams of nuts per day in each persons diet. Our ambition is to supply the local market whereby 96% of current Australian hazelnut consumption is imported (more than 2700 tonnes).

We attend conferences and professional learning to support our knowledge and growth and one business partner is the secretary of the Australian Hazelnut Growers Association. We are inclusive in our business model ensuring a cohesive Tasmanian grower network.

Contact name Bruce and Lisa O'Toole
Phone 0418 329 766
Email hazelnutsonhythe@gmail.com

Healthy Treats by Mrs Rees

We hand bake treats using only unrefined sugars in a 100% gluten free kitchen

Our products have come from a passion for creating treats that our children will like without containing refined sugar. They also cater for a variety of dietary sensitivities and are good for the body, without compromising on taste. We believe that everyone deserves a special treat every now and then!

There are a number of principles we won’t compromise on:

• We run a gluten-free kitchen
• We use only unrefined, natural sugars
• We will only use free-range eggs
• We use Tasmanian ingredients wherever possible and are committed to minimising food mileage
• We use organic ingredients wherever possible
• We are inclusive – we cater for gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, vegan, and paleo lifestyles
• We believe in looking after our health and the health of the planet
• We believe in hand-made products and will always opt for employing a person rather than buying a machine

Contact name Charlotte Rees
Phone 0400 193 590
Email treats@healthytreatsbymrsrees.com.au
Website www.healthytreatsbymrsrees.com.au

Heazlewood Seeds

Contact name Brenton Heazlewood
Phone 03 6397 3458
Email mail@heazlewoodseeds.com.au
Website www.heazlewoodseeds.com.au

Hellfire Bluff Distillery

Tasmania's First Potato Vodka. Potatoes that are grown on our own land.

The love and dedication that is found in every bottle of Hellfire Vodka can be traced right back to the day our first potato was planted.

Our farmers pride themselves on the produce they grow, only providing the finest ingredients so that we can produce the most premium quality vodka, ultimately providing you with elegant smooth hand-crafted vodka
straight from the paddock to the bottle.

Our distillery overlooks Hellfire Bluff, a rocky outcrop above Marion Bay in Tasmania — one of the world’s last remaining wild and remote regions. The Bluff gets its name from the unusual colour of its sandstone cliffs.

Contact name Ruby Daly
Phone 0437 548 055
Email ruby@hellfirebluff.com.au
Website www.hellfirebluff.com.au

Hellyers Road Distillery

Hellyers Road is the Southern Hemisphere’s largest boutique whisky distillery.

Located in pristine dairy farming country on the outskirts of Burnie, the distillery is a fully-owned subsidiary of Tasmania’s second largest milk processing company, Betta Milk.

Its reputation for developing high quality single malt whisky, vodka and cream liqueur is continually emerging, adding further credence to Tasmania’s lofty position as one of the world’s very best destinations for fine food and beverage.

Hellyers Road’s dedication and perseverance to craft premium single malt products, using predominantly local produce, has been recognised at home and abroad including recognition as ‘Best New World Whisky’ (Pinot Noir Finish variety) at the prestigious Whisky Live event in Paris, 2013 and’ Best Single Malt in Australia’ in the 2010 Malt Whisky Society Awards for Excellence.

In 2012 the Distillery released its first aged statement whisky – 10 Year, followed in 2014 with the release of its 12 Year. Both are stunning single malts.

Contact name Sharon Deane
Phone 03 6433 0439
Email sales@hellyersroaddistillery.com.au
Website www.hellyersroaddistillery.com.au

Henry’s Ginger Beer

Crafting traditional ginger beer in small batches in North West Tasmania

Based in the North West, we make a traditional style ginger beer with fresh, raw ingredients, naturally brewed and bottled on site. Real ginger beer, how it’s meant to taste.

Henry’s Ginger Beer Original is available throughout Tasmania in cafes, restaurants, cellar doors and providores.

www.henrysgingerbeer.com.au/stockists

Contact name Marc and Carolyn Watson-Paul
Phone 0477 044 022
Email info@henrysgingerbeer.com.au
Website www.henrysgingerbeer.com.au

Hill Farm Cygnet

We are a small producer of heritage breed pasture raised eggs as well as rhubarb.

We sell fresh grown rhubarb and pasture raised heritage breed Barnevelder eggs.

Contact name Christine Galbraith
Phone 0487 849 364
Email chrisgal3@bigpond.com

Hill Farm Preserves

Artisan condiments and preserves made in Tasmania from natural ingredients free from added colours, artificial flavours or preservatives. All products are made to order, and hand bottled and labelled.

The product range includes seeded and paste mustards, jam, marmalade, chutney, relish, jelly, fruit paste, flavoured apple cider vinegars and GM-free cold-pressed canola oil (sold plain or infused five different ways).

The kitchen where owner Karin Luttmer makes these beautiful Hill Farm Preserves products is located in lush farming country in the north-west of Tasmania at Sisters Creek. Labels on our vinegars, mustards and oils are hand painted by a local Tasmanian artist to capture the beauty of the ingredients within. Canola and yellow mustard seeds are all grown and harvested on nearby farmland. HACCP quality assurance and the use of natural ingredients, ensures the creation of products of the highest quality and taste experience.

Hill Farm Preserves products are distributed throughout Australia and exported to Japan and South Korea, and also produce designer mustards for Brand Tasmania Ambassador Tetsuya Wakuda and international restaurateur Luke Mangan for retail under their own exclusive labels.

Contact name Karin Luttmer
Phone 03 6445 1504
Email info@hillfarm.com.au
Website www.hillfarm.com.au

Hobart Brewing Company

Superior local ingredients, skilled brewers & flavoursome beer!

While we are inspired by Hobart's rich brewing heritage, we're driven to brew unique, high quality and delicious Tasmanian beers. Come visit our brewery and taproom down at the Red Shed, Macquarie Point in central Hobart.

Contact name Brendan Parnell
Phone 0423 550 311
Email brendan@hobartbrewingco.com.au
Website hobartbrewingco@gmail.com

Holm Oak Vineyards

Holm Oak Vineyards is a boutique wine producer in the Tamar Valley.

Operated by two experienced wine business professionals Rebecca (Winemaker) and her husband Tim (viticulturist), Holm Oak produces an extensive and interesting range of estate grown, made and bottled wine.

Contact name Rebecca Duffy
Phone 03 6394 7577
Email admin@holmoakvineyards.com.au
Website www.holmoakvineyards.com.au

Home Hill Wines

Rosemary & Terry Bennett, the proprietors of Home Hill, look down on the vineyard from their home, pinch themselves, and wonder how their relaxing hobby farm of six rows of vines has turned into an award winning vineyard that produces some of Australia’s top quality Pinot Noir.

Apples were once produced on the site of the vineyard, along with memories of the years gone by when their three young children were placed in bulk bins to entertain themselves while they harvested their crops of apples.

Now their youngest son, Sean, assists Terry with the careful planning and assiduous cropping levels of the 6 hectare vineyard. Daughter Kelly left her profession as a nurse and teamed up with the family to assist in the marketing of wine and managing of the Restaurant.

The family members now love to share their beautiful property with visitors. They consider Home Hill to be the perfect place to celebrate the good things in life.

Contact name Terry Bennett
Phone 03 6264 1200
Email rosemary@homehillwines.com.au
Website www.homehillwines.com.au

Honey Tasmania - The Beehive

Honey Tasmania invites you to experience the delicious and fascinating world of honey, learn about the remarkable journey from flower source to jar and appreciate the wonder that is the honeybee.

Honey Tasmania invites you to experience the delicious and fascinating world of honey, learn about the remarkable journey from flower source to jar and appreciate the wonder that is the honeybee.

Come taste uniquely different varieties of pure raw honey made by millions of industrious bees.

Watch the queen laying eggs, see a new baby emerge from a cell and experience the delight of the bees communicating through their waggle dance from two wonderful new display beehives.

Sample unique honey alcohol, as well as Tasmanian whisky and gin. Discover beauty products made from honey and beeswax, honey- and bee-related handmade gifts, books on bees and honey, as well as many more honeybee focused products.

Come enjoy a delicious honey ice cream in the garden while watching the bees fly amongst the flowers.

Contact name Rebecca Campbell
Phone 03 6331 9300
Email honey@honeytasmania.com
Website www.honeytasmania.com

Houstons Farm

Houston's Farm quality baby salad leaves. Nestled in the picturesque Coal River Valley, in southern Tasmania, Houston’s Farm is the proud grower and producer of the finest baby salad leaves for retail and food service.

Grown with careful preparation and environmentally sustainable farming practices, our baby leaves are sort after both locally and throughout Australia for their freshness and quality.

Essentially a family business, now with more than 20 years of experience, Houston’s Farm has developed a range of high quality washed and ready to eat single leaf and mixed baby leaf salads in addition to salad based meals which come with dressing and condiments. These are sold both in in our own brand and under private label to independent and major retailers.

In the constant search to improve our products and build our business, we seek out industry expertise and acquire knowledge, skills and standards. This allows us to compete with far larger operations whilst still maintaining a hands-on, quality focused approach.

Contact name Paul Lupo
Phone 03 6248 5233
Email plupo@houstonsfarm.com.au
Website www.houstonsfarm.com.au

Huon Aquaculture Company Pty Ltd

Based in Hideaway Bay, near the mouth of the Huon River, Huon Aquaculture is Australia’s second largest producer of Atlantic salmon.

Huon Aquaculture supplies national and international markets with consistently high quality head-on, gilled and gutted salmon.

Contact name Peter Bender
Phone 03 6295 8111
Email huonaqua@huonaqua.com.au
Website www.huonaqua.com.au

Huon Valley Seafoods Pty Ltd

Seafood Processing Plant including blast freezing facilities

Welcome to Huon Valley Seafood's

A privately owned seafood processing and packaging business, Huon Valley Seafood's Pty Ltd was established in 2000.

Located in Huonville, the gateway to the beautiful Huon Valley in Tasmania, our team is committed to delivering the best...and we have fun doing it! We are passionate about service and being viewed as the benchmark in seafood processing.

Our goal is to satisfy our customers' needs through timely delivery, providing the best value for money with efficient and courteous service and superior reliable quality products.

We are committed to:
•Understanding and responding to our customers' needs and expectations
•Providing outstanding quality
•Improving systems and/or production to generate continuous high quality and productivity levels
•Developing a trained and motivated workforce with full accountability and responsibility
•Establishing long-term relationships with suppliers and customers.

Contact name Ambrose Coad & Stephen Oates
Phone 03 6264 1700
Email acoad@huonvalleyseafoods.com.au
Website www.huonvalleyseafoods.com.au

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Sparklers reach 'champagne level'

When sparkling wine expert Tyson Stelzer lined up Tasmanian offerings with champagne at an Effervescence dinner in November, he had an heroic tale to tell.

5 December 2017, Edition 190

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Food story has been a Tassie epic

Brand Tasmania's long-serving Food and Wine Writer, Graeme Phillips, taps out his final story for our newsletter: serving up a 37-year Tasmanian gastronomic saga.

5 December 2017, Edition 190

Riesling stars in Halliday list

Ten of Australia's top 100 wines are Tasmanian, according to guru James Halliday, and one of the stars of his 2017 listing was a Devil's Corner 2016 Riesling awarded 97 points despite being in an under-$20 category. Brown Brothers Chief Executive, Ross Brown, said: “We bought our Tasmanian vineyards and wineries in 2010 because we ... wanted to have access to cool-climate-grown grapes and wine varieties such as pinot noir, riesling and pinot grigio that grow so well in Tasmania. We have found Brand Tasmania to be far stronger than we had anticipated. People are now looking for lively and refreshing wines and this exceptional Devil’s Corner 2016 Riesling superbly personifies the crisp minerality and the clean, green image that Tasmania is so known for.” Earlier, Tasmania winery Heemskerk won the James Halliday Trophy for Best Pinot Noir at the 2017 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards for its 2016 vintage. The Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy for Best Young Red Wine was awarded to Turkey Flat Vineyards in the Barossa Valley for its 2016 Grenache, the first time a wine of that variety has taken out the award.

5 December 2017, Edition 190

Boag lionises Tassie water

Pioneer Tasmanian brand-builder James Boag & Sons has launched a new multi-channel advertising campaign using the State's quality water as its central theme. Promoting James Boag Premium beer, the Born of Tasmanian Waters campaign devised by the Host/Havas agency, sets out to show that some of life's most extraordinary and fantastic components are found in Tasmania, with pure water as their common element. Without it, they wouldn't exist. A spokesman for Lion, owner of the Launceston Brewery, said: "James Boag has been brewing its beers continuously and exclusively in Tasmania since 1888, and it's our Tasmanian provenance that makes our beers truly special and unique among other premium beers. Of all the natural riches Tasmania offers, its pure water is the most special — so many remarkable and renowned things are born of it — and we are excited about our new campaign that highlights the quality of the water that goes into our beers". The campaign rolled out nationally in time for James Boag Premium's major sponsorship of the Melbourne Cup racing carnival.

5 December 2017, Edition 190

Spanish glory for local cider

Willie Smith's is basking in the glory of its inaugural international award. The Huon Valley business's limited-edition Somerset Redstreak Single Varietal cider won its class at the Spanish Cider Awards in November. The competition, in Hernani, near San Sebastian, was judged by an international committee of renowned cider tasters from the United States, Britain, Germany, France and Italy. Willie Smith's co-owner Sam Reid said: "It’s a massive thrill to be selected as Best Traditional English Cider at a European awards competition. In Australia we’ve got a bit of a tradition at beating the English at their own game and, so, it’s nice to be able to do this in cider now too!" Willie Smith's was the only Australian product to collect a trophy at the event.

5 December 2017, Edition 190

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'Tazzy' pies a hit in Bonn

When Australian visitors to Bonn, Germany, feel a craving for a hot meat pie, help is at hand: Tasmanian Gareth Patterson's Tazzy Food Truck is doing a roaring trade in meat pies and other treats from Down Under. "We offer the best out of Australia," Mr Patterson, formerly of Hobart, said. "Try our handmade gourmet pies and be delighted. Fresh baked, delicious and hot ... smash one down! Fair Dinkum good!" Former Australian Prime Minister, Tim Fischer, took up the invitation in November. “It was uplifting and energising to enjoy great Tazzy Food on the left bank of the Rhine in Bonn,” Mr Fischer said. The van is one of several offering locals and visitors lunch, dinner, drinks and coffee options on the former West German capital's busy Kennedyallee. There was a queue at the Tazzy Food Truck at the time of Mr Fischer's visit. “As a former Trade Minister, I was delighted to indulge and to spread the word about Tasmania and Australia — something I have been doing since 1996 when I had to eat a Tasmanian oyster in Tokyo at 6am at a key fish market.” Mr Fischer was in Bonn in his new role as Chairman of Crop Trust, an international organisation dedicated to safeguarding the world's crop biodiversity.

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5 December 2017, Edition 190

Chromy named tourism champion

Tasmanian tourism titan, Josef Chromy, OAM, was inducted as a Tasmanian Tourism Champion at the Tasmanian Tourism Awards in November. He was recognised for his contribution to the State’s tourism industry and on-going investment in accommodation projects. The CEO of the Tourism Industry Council Tasmania, Luke Martin, said “Joe’s impact on the wine industry in Tasmania is nothing short of remarkable. Throughout the '90s he purchased, cultivated and on-sold vineyards throughout the Tamar Valley that are now home to some of Tasmania’s most celebrated labels. His signature wine label and wine centre ... is among the finest wineries in Australia and has established a truly iconic wine experience on the doorstep to Launceston. Joe’s impact on the tourism industry in Launceston is unrivalled.” Josef Chromy Wines also won a gold medal in the awards' Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries category. Port Arthur Historic Site was judged top Major Tourist Attraction.

5 December 2017, Edition 190

Insect farmer's flavour focus

Louise Morris, a Tasmanian insect farmer, believes insects can play an important role in feeding a growing global population but cautions about how insect protein is produced. "What they eat impacts so much on how much greenhouse gas impact, how much water went into that," Ms Morris told the ABC. "If you're essentially feeding them chicken food … you're not really making a huge impact [on the environment]." Ms Morris, who co-founded the Insect Protein Association of Australia, farms crickets, mealworms and Queensland wood cockroaches in northern Tasmania. She uses vegetable waste from local farms to feed her insects and said feeding insects different vegetables can affect their taste. "We're really focused with a few restaurants who are wanting to work with our insects … on bespoke insect flavours," she said. "It's creating a whole new income stream, employment opportunities and a product which really is 'brand Tasmania', because we are closed-looping it." According to some research about 80 per cent of the world's people consume insects as part of their regular diet. Ms Morris aims to have her insects on Tasmanian dinner plates in 2018.

5 December 2017, Edition 190

Village olive oil raises a grin

Village Olive Grove of Grindelwald won a trophy and a gold medal at the 2017 Australian International Olive Awards for producing the best extra virgin olive oil in Tasmania. Allen and Barbara Baird have tended 830 Frantoio trees on a 2.5ha Tamar Valley property for 12 years. Mr Baird said: “The Australian International Olive Awards are the national benchmark. We got a bronze medal in 2014 and 2015, silver in 2016 and now gold. Tasmanian olive oil has consistently won awards over the years because of our cool-climate conditions.” Village Olive Grove’s oil has also won silver and bronze medals at the Royal Hobart Fine Food Awards. Tasmanian producers were awarded 20 medals at the Australian International Olive Awards, including three gold, eight silver and nine bronze. The other gold medal winners were Cradle Coast Olives at Abbotsham and Lentara Grove at Exeter.

5 December 2017, Edition 190

Local gin wins in Hong Kong

Tasmania's Dasher + Fisher Mountain Gin has collected a trophy and gold medal at Hong Kong's 2017 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition. The Devonport-made tipple was judged the international event's Best London Dry Gin. Southern Wild Distillery owner George Burgess posted on Facebook: “We are beyond thrilled with the announcement that the industry’s most highly respected competition has announced us as the winner of the best gin category, and we are bursting at the seams with pride. Even more overwhelming is that there were 247 per cent more gin entries this year compared to last year." The Tasmanian gin label is only one year old, but it also collected a silver medal in the contemporary style gin category for its Dasher + Fisher Ocean Gin and a bronze in the same category for its Dasher + Fisher Meadow Gin. Mr Burgess, a converted food scientist, recently launched new gins flavoured with damson plums and sloe berries.

5 December 2017, Edition 190

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