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Ice House Beverages

Born out of our love of fine wines, liquors and delicious food as well as an interest in producing our own wine, we began investigating various potential sources to begin production of a crisp Grape wine to use as the base to our range of fruit liquors.

Over the past few years we ran trials producing various types of Fruit and Grape wine, with our initial product being named D'Yavol 'Devil of A Drink' under the banner of Ice House Beverages. This fortified grape wine is a terrific mixer for Cocktails, fruit juices, even soft-drinks.

With the help of the crew at Wine Making Tasmania we now produce our own range of wines began of our wine and recently commenced our range of fortified fruit liquors.

Contact name Gabrielle Lucas
Phone 0419 879 505
Email daiquirikingtas@gmail.com
Website www.icehousebeverages.com.au

IGA Tasmania

Tasmania's IGA supermarkets are independently owned and operated by local Tasmanians. They deliver a strong focus on service, value and are committed to serving the community.

Tasmania's IGA supermarkets are independently owned and operated by local Tasmanians. They deliver a strong focus on service and value and are committed to serving the community and providing fresh local produce.

With more than 80 stores trading under IGA branding, IGA customers can be assured that when they are shopping IGA they are enabling local Tasmanian businesses to continue to be active in the communities that they serve.

Tasmanian Independent Retailers (TIR) is responsible for the marketing and development of IGA stores in Tasmania whereas Island Fresh Produce (IFP) is responsible for the distribution of fresh fruit and vegetable products into stores.

In addition to direct employment, IGA stores’ trading activities indirectly provide support and employment opportunities for thousands of other Tasmanians. IGA members keep local money circulating locally, creating significant revenue and investment spin-offs throughout the State.

Contact name Ron Barker
Phone 03 6391 0200
Email ron.barker@igatas.com.au
Website www.igatas.com.au

Infuse Coffee Roasters

Award winning Infuse Coffee Roasters are based on the beautiful coastal seaside city of Burnie in Tasmania

Frustrated with the limited choice of coffee beans in the local market, we began roasting coffee at home as a hobby. What started out home roasting on a small scale years ago has dramatically progressed! We are a boutique roastery and pride ourselves in customer service and quality, fresh and consistent roasted coffee from all over the world.

Initially set up as an online business, we have expanded into the retail market and now service over 40 cafes and 42 retail outlets, and have won 26 fine food medals (as at March 2017).

Our roastery is located in a small workers cottage built in the 1900s in the heart of South Burnie’s industrial estate.

Our award winning coffee is now available 6 days a week from our espresso bar at the roastery. Come on in and grab a takeaway or settle in and check out everything coffee!

Contact name Rob Simpson
Phone 03 6431 7171
Email drink@infusecoffee.com.au
Website www.infusecoffee.com.au

Island Berries Tasmania

Island Berries Tasmania is a producer of premium quality desserts, fruit coulis, jams spreads and fruit syrups.

Established in 1998 by chef Andre Richardson, Island Berries Tasmania is a producer of a range of gourmet, premium quality desserts, fruit coulis, jams spreads and fruit syrups.

Made simply from the finest fresh fruit, the products contain no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. Only the freshest ingredients are used and, wherever possible, fruit is sourced from premium Tasmanian suppliers.

Island Berries Tasmania products have won numerous fine food awards and are unrivalled for flavour and freshness.

 

Contact name Andre Richardson
Phone 03 6248 4411
Email info@islandberriestasmania.com.au
Website www.islandberriestasmania.com.au

Island Curries

Cooking traditional Indian curries is an art, and it takes many years of experience to know how to mix spices together to produce an authentic tasting curry. Now all you need to do is use a paste from Island Curries to create a gourmet quality meal at home.

Island Curries is a relatively new preservative free range of curry pastes which are produced with a focus on quality not quantity. The pure quality alone results in not having any bulking or filling agents whatsoever, therefore, the curry pastes are fully packed with 100% pure flavour. This fact alone enables a 100g packet of Island Curry Paste to be a substantial addition to 1kg of any meat, fish or vegetables.

Many aromatic spices such as coriander seeds, cumin seeds, cardamom seeds and pepper corns are ground freshly on production day, thus keeping flavours as fresh as possible.

Island Curries offers 7 distinct flavours which may be mixed with any meats, fish or vegetable dishes, are completely free from all preservatives, additives and colourings and are adaptable for the whole family to use, as the chilli is added whilst cooking.

Contact name Rob Mollross
Phone 0408 250 011
Email rob@islandcurries.com.au
Website islandcurries.com.au

Island Gourmet

Producer of fresh and frozen meals, soups, casseroles, lasagna's, precooked roasts and vegetables

HACCP accreditted food manufacture based in Launceston. We manufacture under 2 brands.
FIT meals in minutes Tasmania is designed and manufactured with the assistance of a dietitian-nutritionist to offer healthy frozen meals. We cook fresh meats and our fresh processed vegetables, we make our own sauces using as much fresh local produce as practical. Our other main brand is Island Gourmet which offers a range of family friendly home style meal such as casseroles, pasta sauces, lasagnas, family pies, slow cooked roasts, ready to cook vegetables all manufactured in Launceston.

Contact name Grant Neighbour
Phone 03 6334 1707
Email grant@islandgourmet.net.au
Website www.islandgourmet.net.au

Island Produce

Contact name Michael Carnes
Phone 03 6293 1456
Email hibabrunyisland@gmail.com
Website www.hiba.com.au

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Another ringing endorsement for Tasmania’s world-class sparkling wines. One of France’s most respected champagne authorities has proclaimed our bubbly offerings to be amongst the best anywhere. Fourth generation French champagne maker, Cyril Brun, Chef de Caves for Charles Heidsieck, has likened our sparkling wines to those of the great champagne houses. During a recent visit to Tasmania, he told The Mercury: “Every time I taste the sparkling wine from Tasmania I feel like it is the one that could be potentially the closest to champagne.” About one third of all wine made in Tasmania is sparkling. The local industry is also booming, with latest figures estimating it is now worth $100 million to the local economy each year. Another $15.2 million is also generated by wine-related tourism.

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Sparkling wine festival adds fizz

Tasmania’s celebration of all things sparkling – Effervescence Tasmania – has unveiled this year’s program and there are plenty of reasons to pop the cork in celebration. The Launceston-based festival, which bubbles into life on November 11, has included Hobart in the mix for its fifth festival. Effervescence Tasmania is described as one of the world’s best sparkling wine festivals, and all featured producers are by invitation only, ensuring all wines presented to guests are the best Tasmania has on offer. More than 1,200 enthusiasts took part in master-classes and attended dinners at last year’s event. And, as with every year, the highlight will be the Grand Tasting in the gardens of Launceston’s Josef Chromy winery. Australia’s first sparkling wine was produced in Tasmania from the 1826 harvest. Today, the island state is widely recognised as the country’s home of premium sparkling wine, with that market now accounting for about one third of all local wine production.

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Gold for Van Diemens Land Creamery

The Pepperberry and Leatherwood Honey Ice Cream, from the Van Diemens Land Creamery, has taken out top gong at the recent Hobart Fine Food Awards, being named best ice cream. The artisan ice creamery also won a swag of 11 medals. Some of the flavours that scored gold included: Peach and Lemon Myrtle, Blood Orange Sorbet, and Whiskey Cream Ice Cream. The company, which is based in Elizabeth Town in northern Tasmania, has been producing premium ice cream for more than 12 years. To keep their ice cream authentically Tasmanian, they use as much local produce as possible – from local berries to olive oil and Tasmanian peanut butter. As well as retail outlets and restaurants, their award-winning ice cream can also be purchased at their punt on Hobart’s Constitution Dock.

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Mures rewarded for excellence

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