Food and beverage partners
McHenry Distillery is the southern-most whisky distillery in Australia.
McHenry Distillery is the southern-most whisky distillery and one of the most dynamic distilleries in Australia. Located in Tasmania, its southern location takes advantage of the cool, moist maritime environment which provides perfect conditions for whisky making. The distillery uses its own abundant clear spring water, which flows off Mount Arthur directly into the distillery and becomes the heart of the developing spirit. We specialise in hand-made single malt Tasmanian whisky and other high quality products like our PUER Vodka, and have a wide range of Gins including Aged Gin, London Dry Gin and Sloe Gin. We take pride in our range of products.
Melrose Wholesale Meats Pty Ltd
Buying livestock from farms and markets all product will be killed in Tasmania then supplied to a niche market of quality butchers in Queensland.
Tasmanian Lambs and Beef will be marketed as a 'Tasmanian Royal' product with a branded approach to the market. We will be offering posters, window wobblers, ect. To aid in-store with possible DVD promotions on the clean green Tasmanian produce.
Melshell Oysters provide a superior oyster experience from the waters of Great Oyster Bay. Premium Oysters are sold at our farm gate at Yellow Sandbanks, Dolphin Sands Tasmania.
We are encouraging the hunter gatherers visiting the east coast to come to our farm and get some of the freshest oysters available.
Visitors have described our produce as “Blindingly Fresh” and “Dolly Parton Plump”. Another customer claimed “Melshell Oyster has no peer in our region and possibly in the whole of Tasmania. A big claim, to be sure, however I can personally vouch they were superb”.
We now have ½ shell oysters and live oysters available.
Miellerie The House of Honey
Miellerie means “the house of honey” in French. Yves Ginat, a Frenchman now living in Tasmania has a love for bees, honey and Tasmanian native flora.
Yves began keeping bees as a young boy in France. He has brought his techniques with him, and says of our honey, “it is a subtle marriage of French tradition and Tasmanian flowers”. Miellerie honey is pure, natural, raw honey: unprocessed and unheated, maintaining optimum natural aroma, health qualities, and characteristic crystals. Yves applies biodynamic beekeeping principles to nurture the harmony of bees and nature, composing exquisite aromas, flavour and vitality into lustrous honey.
Handmade popsicles made from fresh Tasmanian fruit.
Popsicles sold through the Launceston Harvest Market from a custom-made pink tricycle.
Core business belief is to support local Tasmanian farmers by using their fresh products as key ingredients for the popsicles.
Modo Mio Naked Ltd
Artisan bakery in Spreyton producing multi award winning, couverture chocolate brownies for the food service industry.
Modo Mio Naked ltd. is HACCP accredited. We developed our business from using a 500g bar of chocolate and an experimental recipe, to moving .75 tonne in one week (December 2015). Our suppliers include Kindred Organics, Pure Food Eggs, Anvers, Fonterra, Hazelbrea Hazelnuts, - basically we incorporate as much Tasmanian produce into our product, even the whisky we use is Tasmanian. We also supply to David Jones after attending a tasting day at Joseph Chromy organised by State Growth
Mondelez International has a large portfolio of brands including Cadbury, Vegemite, The Natural Confectionery Co, Oreo and Philadelphia.
One of Its most trusted brands, Cadbury, has been manufacturing in Tasmania for more nearly 100 years and is an icon of Tasmania's industrial history. Cadbury has always been an active community member and recognises that supporting Brand Tasmania will continue to grow its relationship with the community, while supporting the food & tourism industries of Tasmania.
Cadbury has a unique ability to be able to take Tasmania's food story to more people via partnering with its multimedia network and potentially link it directly with Cadbury marketing.
Phone 1800 033 275
Moo Brew is an urbane confluence of art, style, great beers and downright confusing contradictions.
The original brewery was built on the lush grounds of the Moorilla winery on the banks of the River Derwent – now the site of MONA (The Museum of Old and New Art). In 2010, a new brewery was built at Bridgewater, ten minutes north of the hatchling site. The architecturally-designed building houses a modern brewing facility, previously described as the best-appointed microbrewery in Australia. Established in 2005, Moo Brew is now the state’s largest locally-owned brewery. The Moo Brew labels display the works of Australian artist John Kelly.
Backed by this blending of beer and art, Moo Brew's brewers continue to architect a beer style and brand which purposefully seeks out authentic connections with the palettes of all those who appreciate the art of fine craft beer.
Moores Hill Estate
We're a small, family owned vineyard in the Tamar Valley.
From handpicking in the vineyard to small batch winemaking for quality, we produce delicious wines of depth, purity and personality. Sparkling, Riesling, Chardonnay, Rose, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Merlot and Sweet Riesling. They are wines that taste of where they're from.
Moorilla Estate Pty Ltd
Moorilla Estate pioneered the modern Tasmanian wine industry with the establishment of a quality-oriented vineyard on the banks of the River Derwent 50 years ago.
Mount Gnomon Farm
Mountain River Yoghurt
Mountain River Yoghurt was established in early 2011 and began trading at local growers' markets in Southern Tasmania.
Mountain River Yoghurt is Tasmania's only pot-set yoghurt. Made in the pristine Huon Valley south of Hobart, our yoghurt is hand-made using non-homogenised cow's milk.
Our award winning yoghurt is available in over 20 retail outlets across Southern Tasmania and is used by over a dozen chefs in cafes and restaurants.
Mountain River Yoghurt is proudly family owned and operated.
Ms. Jo Ross
Patisseries & Catering - REAL FOOD - just for you, just the way you like it.
For the love of cooking and creating food that ranges from plain and simple, through to over-the-top decadent; for a one-off meal to catering for a crowd; from a delicious single dessert to filling a cafe's cake display... whatever you can think of, it can probably be made -- just for you, just the way you like it.
The food is prepared by hand from scratch using real butter, free-range eggs and high quality ingredients, which are all sourced from Tasmania where possible. There are no packets or premixes. Just real food!
The Patisseries et al include:
* Slices - a specialty and award winning
* Ice creams
* Pies and tarts
* Exquisite jams, sauces and syrups from hand-picked fruit grown (chemical free) on my little patch of mountain paradise.
Some items are suitable to post interstate.
Contact name Ms Jo Ross
Phone 0429 004 417
Mt Direction Olives
Specialists in Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
In 1999 in the Tippogoree Hills of the Tamar Valley, Sean and Chrissie Ahern planted 2000 olive trees. About 1400 Frantoio [a Tuscan variety] and 600 Manzanillo [a Spanish variety] now form the basis for mount Direction's olive oil production. Early harvest produces a robust Frantoio and a more mellow, buttery Manzanillo but as harvest progresses both oils develop more fruity characteristics .These late season oils lend themselves to flavouring. Our garlic and chilli infused oils are among our most popular whilst our Lime Agrumato is mostly presold to last years customers. Oil production takes place at our own mill. Our vertically integrated company [ from paddock to package] allows us to make the claim: "from tree to tank in three hours".
Mt Elephant Fudge
Contact name Liz Dean
Phone 03 6372 2034
Mures Fish Centre
Jill & George Mure opened Tasmania's first licensed seafood restaurant, Mures Fish House, in 1973 in Hobart. When they struggled to source quality, fresh, local seafood, George went fishing.
More than 40 years on, now owned by Will & Judy Mure, Mures remains a favourite of locals and visitors alike, located in Hobart's working fishing port at Victoria Dock.
Downstairs is Lower Deck where you can enjoy a wide variety of seafood from the licensed Bistro, including Mures' own line caught blue eye trevalla, as you take in the sights and sounds of the waterfront.
Check out the vast array of Australian seafood at the Fishmongers including rock lobster, salmon, scallops and mussels, where you can order freshly shucked Tasmanian oysters from the Oyster Bar. Finish off with a local roasted coffee or an ice cream from the Cafe.
Upstairs is Upper Deck for a more sassier affair with expansive dockside views and a la carte dishes, often changing daily with the freshest catch, featuring the finest seafood and very best local produce. Perfectly complement your meal with their award-winning exclusively Tasmanian wine list.
Mures is an iconic Tasmanian family business that offers customers a variety of quality seafood which is sustainably caught and sourced with an emphasis on Australian wild catch.
Mures has an excellent selection of seafood most of which is caught abroad their own line fishing vessel, Diana, as well as a variety of wild catch and farmed species.
The Mures affinity for the sea and fishing spans over 40 years where their seafood is delivered in a timely and professional manner, reflecting the exceptional standard that Mures is famous for.
Local seafood is smoked, spiced, cured and pickled to produce Mures award-winning gourmet product range using original recipes, time honoured techniques and the care that only comes from long family tradition. The range includes traditional smoked salmon and trout, pates and terrines, sauces, soups and a unique range of European delicacies. Their fish are smoked in small batches using Tasmanian Oak and sliced by hand. Such attention to detail imparts the refined flavour and texture unique to Mures and ensures superior quality and consistency with every product.
Murray Valley Meat Trading Company Tas
Phone 0499 662 222
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