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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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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.

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What a year!

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.

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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.

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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

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Farming success

When they set up their salmon business as a side hobby, Frances and Peter Bender – the founders of Huon Aquaculture – could never have imagined they would create history by becoming the first fish farmers to be named Australian Farmer of the Year.

9 November 2018

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Man on a mission

David Meredith is on a mission. He owns a collection of Hobart upmarket establishments – including the iconic Islington Hotel – and has now scored a coup for Tasmania in Hong Kong’s supermarkets.

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Arras sparkles on world stage

Tasmania’s sparkling wines glittered in London, when House of Arras winemaker, Ed Carr, was bestowed with one of the most prestigious international honours.

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Tetsuya is number one - again!

The restaurant of iconic chef – and Brand Tasmania Ambassador – Tetsuya Wakuda, has once again been named as the best in Australia. And, fittingly it was the backdrop for a major investment dinner recently hosted by Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman, in conjunction with Brand Tasmania. Tetsuya’s eponymous Sydney establishment has just won Restaurant of the Year at the Savour Australia Restaurant and Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence. The prestigious award is the latest in a long list of accolades that Tetsuya has collected since opening in 1989, and he told Restaurant and Catering Magazine it is a reflection of those around him: “I congratulate my staff. The team won this, not me. A good restaurant is a team effort.” Meantime, Tetsuya has long been a champion of Tasmania which he describes as “beyond organic,” and his restaurant hosted a special dinner showcasing the finest from the island state to potential investors. Premier Will Hodgman led the guest list at Tetsuya’s ‘Taste of Tasmania Dinner: From Sky to Land and Sea’, which featured such exquisite combinations as: Cold Green Pea Soup with Bitter Chocolate Sorbet; Confit of Petuna Ocean Trout with Salad of Apple and Witlof; Poached Lobster in Vanilla with Cannellini Beans and Coffee Vinaigrette; and Chocolate Stone with Fortunato No 4. It was a stunning menu, and further proof that Tetsuya’s really does deserve the title of Australia’s best restaurant.

Watch the video to sample Tetsuya’s ‘Taste of Tasmania Dinner’ at his Sydney restaurant

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Tolpuddle chardonnay shines

A Tasmanian vineyard has shone at the 2018 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards. Tolpuddle Vineyard won four major trophies, with its 2017 chardonnay picking up three of the awards: Best Young White Wine; Best Chardonnay; and Best Single Vineyard. Tolpuddle winemaker, Adam Wadewitz said: “I guess we always knew the 2017 vintage was pretty special in Tasmania. The season was astonishing; late and cool, and it produces wines with that rarely seen ‘balance and intensity’ combination.” Tolpuddle Vineyard is located in the Coal River Valley and was established in 1988. It is planted solely with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. Other Tasmanian winners in Melbourne were: The Bay of Fires winery which won the James Halliday Trophy for best pinot noir with its 2017 release; the House of Arras, named Best Sparkling for its chardonnay/pinot noir Grand Vintage 2008; and Eddystone Point, awarded Best Riesling for its 2018 vintage.

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