Food and beverage partners
R Stephens Tasmanian Honey
R Stephens Apiarists Pty Ltd at Mole Creek, near Deloraine, makes Australia’s best Leatherwood honey, and also produces clover and blackberry honey.
This delicious honey is packed in liquid, creamed and candied form and is available throughout Tasmania, mainland states and is exported to the U.S.A. B’Qual accredited which includes HCAAP principles. Leatherwood Honey has organic accreditation. The oldest beekeeping enterprise in Tasmania producing and packing honey for over 90 years.
Ralph’s Tasmanian Seafood
For more than 15 years, Ralph’s Tasmanian Seafood has been catching wild Blacklip and Greenlip Abalone in the pristine waters of the Southern Ocean and exporting the seafood to China and the world.
Ralph’s Tasmanian Seafood has grown to become the world’s largest supplier of live abalone caught in the wild.
Ralph’s Tasmanian Seafood is recognised in the Chinese marketplace as a reliable, proven supplier. Its seafood is sought after because of its consistent and distinct taste.
The abalone and southern rock lobster supplied by Ralph’s Seafood come from the unpolluted waters of the most remote southern coastline of Australia – a protected and well-regulated ocean environment that assures a premium quality product for discerning consumers.
Contact name Ralph Caccavo
Phone 03 6267 9658
Contact name Bruce Wiggins
Phone 03 6250 2387
We have made it our mission to deliver export quality grass fed beef to the plates of everyday Tasmanians at an affordable price.
Our Angus cattle roam the hills and flatlands of the West Tamar enjoying high quality feed in a natural environment. The cattle are only fed what we grow on our farms with no artificial growth stimulants or antibiotics. We also grow our animals out until they are 24 to 30 months old to insure that we get full marbling in our beef. This ensures that the full flavour of the beef is able to develop naturally over time giving us the best possible restaurant quality beef at home.
It is our belief that happy animals make for the best possible beef and as such we go to extreme lengths to ensure the harvest process is completed in the most humane way possible. Our stock are kept calm and relaxed which guarantees tenderness, they are harvested through a licensed facility, and are processed in a licensed butchery.
After being correctly hung and dry aged to improve taste, our team of award winning local butchers take great time and effort to present you with beef cuts that look and taste great. It is then ready for pickup at Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market or for a small delivery charge can be delivery direct to your door…it is your choice!
When you support Real Beef you are buying high quality local produce that comes direct from the farm to your plate. This ensures that our farms will be here today and into the future delivering quality products to our local community.
Red Brick Road
At Red Brick Road we handcraft drinks from local ingredients, with no artificial flavours, based on traditional processes.
Our ciders and perries are made with plenty of innovation and experimentation, such as hops, unusual yeast, and heirloom Tassie apple varieties. All of our ciders and perries are sugar-free, unpasteurised, unfiltered and made only from natural fermentation processes.
With a combined 40+ years experience in the drinks industry, working everywhere from Champagne to Wagga Wagga, we take our cidermaking seriously so all that’s left for everyone else to do is have fun and enjoy our ciders.
With this in mind, we operate a hole-in-the-wall Ciderhouse in the heart of Launceston. Whilst talking about and selling our ciders is a focus, we also want it to be a fun place for regulars and tourists alike to experience the amazing range of craft Tasmanian products, including local food, other local ciders, mead, wine, beer, and whisky. Or just hang out and have a drink, listen to music, play a board game or meet friends.
Red Cow Dairies
Artisan Hand Crafted Beautiful Cheeses from our unique grass feed Aussie Red Cows
Red Cow Dairies grows the greenest grass from the beautiful environment of Tasmania's North West Coast. All our cows graze on fresh pasture daily which makes the purest milk rich in flavour . Our milk is hand crafted into unique farm house cheeses . Fresh morning milk is transported to our cheese factory on our farm daily & crafted into our delicious fresh cheese & mature cheddars. Our cheese taste like cheese used to & are based on Traditional European recipes that taste amazing . Our cheese are made to order.
We farm biologically which means we work Roth nature , nurturing our soil & natural soil biology. We use homeopathic remedies for the better health of our cows . Our calves drag Roth their natural mother & graze with the milking herd. Red Cow Dairies keeps all our male & females calves on our farm. Our philosophy is to be connected to nature with our sensitive farming practices & understanding nature. We bring our cheeses to you with love & nurture .
Red Rock Lobster Pty Ltd
Selling premium southern rock lobster (Jasus edwardsii) into the domestic Australian market and specialising in the Asian market since 1990.
Contact name Ashton Marshall
Phone 03 6452 1878
Red Sails Ciders
Red Sails grows cider apples and produces English and French style ciders and perry from estate grown heritage fruit on the shores of the D'Entrecasteaux Chanel.
People are fast discovering the exceptional quality of whisky coming from this small island. Whether it be the pristine water ways or fresh air Tasmania is fast becoming renowned for their award winning ‘Water of Life’.
Redlands Distillery is located in Dysart House, Kempton, in an 1840s colonial inn.
The cellar door offers a wide variety of tastings of both Redlands Distillery products and other Tasmanian and Australian boutique spirits.
Reid Fruits, an established producer and exporter of quality apples, is pioneering an Australian export industry based on new varieties of Japanese cherries. Growing trials have been successful and simulated export exercises indicate a bright future for the new industry.
Rhu Bru Pty Ltd
The Eccentric Chocolatier is the maker of Rhuby Delights and Rhuby Creations, a unique range of Tasmanian freeze dried fruits and vegetables coated in Dark Chocolates.
Rhuby Innovations Pty Ltd trading as Rhuby was launched in May 2015 as the result of the creator Malcolm Ryan, The Eccentric Chocolatier, who had a light bulb moment to make Rhubarb new again. The business has morphed from Rhuby Delights to include Rhuby Creations and now Rhuby Veg is hitting the marketplace. Watch this space.
All Rhuby products are Dairy, Gluten and Nut free and free of all artificial colours flavours and preservatives. All fruits and vegetables are of the highest quality and sourced from Tasmanian growers that have a soft footprint on this wonderful patch we call Tasmania.
Robbins Island Wagyu
The Hammond brothers have been selectively breeding Japanese Full-Blood Wagyu on Robbins Island since the early 1990s.
Situated on the North Western tip of Tasmania, the prized cattle are grazed naturally and sustainably on lush pastures without supplements or hormones, all while breathing the cleanest air in the world. During the annual muster, bands of horsemen swim the cattle through saltwater channels at low tide to move them peacefully between grazing areas.
Featuring impressive Marble Scores of up to 7 and above, the taste signature is a superb combination of specific Wagyu genetics, regional pasture influences and a pristine environment. This guarantees Robbins Island Wagyu to be some of the most natural and best tasting beef in the world.
In Japanese, the concept of WA 和 from WAGYU translates to balance or peace. From Robbins Island, Tasmania, a unique taste – in harmony with nature.
We grow garlic using water conservation methods. Herbicides, pesticides and fungicides are not used to grow the product.
The garlic is grown on the foothills of Mt Augusta on 'LEWISHAM', a wool growing property in the Tasmaniam Midlands. We manage disease by using slow rotations, and so do not require the use of fungicides or pesticides. Additionally this promotes soil health.
Our aim is to produce garlic of excellent quality and over the next few years to launch into processed garlic, peeled and frozen and freeze dried. We would like to supply local markets, and possibly interstate with processed garlic.
We are new so have to develop a website and marketing of the product.
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