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Shellfish Culture Ltd

Sheelfish Culture is an oyster hatchery with operations in Tasmania and South Australia.

We sell oyster seed in Tasmania, SA, NSW and the Asia-Pacific region. Our unique product and competitive advantage is the triploid oyster. 

Contact name Kerry Wells
Phone 03 6248 9441
Email info@shellfishculture.com.au
Website www.shellfishculture.com.au

Shima Wasabi Pty Ltd

Shima Wasabi is a small and innovative food producing company located in northwest Tasmania. The company grows and markets pure Japanese wasabi (Wasabia japonica) and currently supplies over 80 of Australia’s leading restaurants with premium grade fresh wasabi products every week of the year.

Shima Wasabi also produces 100% pure wasabi spices for food manufacturers. These concentrated spices are used by customers in Australia, Asia and Europe in an ever-expanding range of food products including Ashgrove Cheese’s famous Wild Wasabi Cheese and Brand Tasmania Ambassador Tetsuya Wakuda’s Tasmanian Wasabi Mustard.

In 2013 Shima Wasabi launched a Pure Wasabi Powder for retail sale to home food enthusiasts, making it one of the very few companies worldwide able to offer 100% pure, authentic wasabi for home use.

Shima Wasabi produces all its wasabi on their own farm in the pristine Tasmanian environment. Using rainwater captured on site and fed via a unique hydroponic production system, the business’ fresh wasabi is said to rival the very best wasabi produced in Japan.

In 2012 the company invested $1.5 million in a new state-of-the-art climate-controlled shadehouse, tripling its production capacity and making Shima Wasabi the largest producer of authentic Japanese wasabi in the southern hemisphere.

Shima Wasabi was named Australian Micro Business of the Year 2012 at the Telstra Australian Business Awards and also was awarded the prestigious ABC Delicious Magazine award for best Australian food product “From the Earth” in 2011.

Contact name Stephen Welsh
Phone 0488 556 678
Email info@shimawasabi.com.au
Website www.shimawasabi.com.au

Simplot Australia

Contact name Nick Roden-Smith
Phone 02 9741 2872
Email nick.rodensmith@simplot.com.au
Website www.simplot.com.au


We’re a team of export specialists that brings Australia’s finest seafood products to the world.

Soareast was founded by Managing Director, Cindy Yuan, in 1999. We started by exporting rock lobster, and quickly expanded into many other seafoods including Greenlip and Blacklip Abalone, Eel, and Pacific Oyster.

Our strength is our unique, long term approach to business. Our customers are our partners. They trust us to provide the highest quality products at the best prices.

It’s this approach which has allowed us to create the premier Asian distribution network for seafood. Soareast can sell and deliver the largest variety of seafood to a vast network of customers.

Contact name Cindy Yuan
Phone 0438 369 688
Email mail@soareast.com.au
Website www.soareast.com.au/about/index.html

Southern Sky Dairy

Contact name Hajo and Petra Tanck
Phone 03 6344 7813
Email southernskydairy@gmail.com
Website www.facebook.com/southernskydairy

Speckle pies

We are a new business selling 100% tasmanian produce in our pies, using only the best quality tasmanian products available

Speckle pies is a new business, Kim and Geoff jones breed speckle park cattle on their farm in lower Barrington Tasmania, we are currently in the process of building a commercial kitchen on our farm premises where all our pies will be made using all local ingredients from our farm and other farms around the north west of Tasmania. In our packaging we would like to use the logo and Tasmania on the bottom of our packaging to let all our customers know that our product is Tasmanian. Our pies are Honey Whiskey beef pie, Speckle park Beef, Pork and Apple Cider, chicken ,Tarragon and Wholegrain Mustard
We will be using the whiskey from hellyer, Honey from mole creek, apple cider from Spreyton fresh, pork from Mount Gnonnom farm, chicken from Nichols and beef from our farm.

Phone 0417 396 066
Email specklepies@gmail.com

Spring Bay Distillery

Single Malt Whisky Distillery on Tasmania's East Coast

Spring Bay Distillery is a craft whisky distillery located at Spring Bay on Tasmania's East Coast. The distillery specialises in hand crafted single cask single malt whisky using locally sourced rainwater that is soft and sweet. Using Tasmanian barley, local rainwater and influenced by its coastal environment the whisky is uniquely Tasmanian.

Contact name Cam Brett
Phone 0417 351 663
Email cam@springbaydistillery.com.au
Website www.Springbaydistillery.com.au

Spring Bay Seafoods Pty Ltd

Spring Bay Seafoods produces, processes and markets blue mussels, scallops, abalone and Pacific oysters that are sought after by connoisseurs of fine food from around the world.

The company's blue mussels and most of its scallops are produced in its 3,500 hectare marine farm, which lies four miles offshore in pristine, sheltered waters adjacent to Tasmanias Maria Island National Park. This unique facility, which is the largest sub-surface marine farm in Australia, is perfectly positioned to take full advantage of strong cold local currents, providing exceptional conditions to produce a range of mussels and scallops that are considered by many culinary experts to be the best in the world.

Spring Bay has recently become the first company in Australia to market clean shaven mussels. The company has installed an innovative system at its state-of-the-art processing facility in Triabunna that removes the beard and leaves the mussel looking well groomed and ready for the pot.

Contact name Phil Lamb
Phone 03 6257 3614
Email plamb@springbayseafoods.com.au
Website www.springbayseafoods.com.au

Spring Vale Vineyards

We are a small 5th generation family owned vineyard since 1875, located in Cranbrook on Tasmania's stunning Freycinet Coast.

At Spring Vale, our grapes are grown with an in depth knowledge of our local terroir.  Intimate attention to quality and flavour, allows us to produce premium, award-winning wines at our on-site winery.

Our cool-climate wines are grown and made on-site here in Cranbrook, on Tasmania's stunning Freycinet Coast.

The Freycinet Coast is the driest part of the state, with an average annual rainfall of 550mm. Warm days and cool nights are a result of this climate and ideal for slow ripening and excellent flavour development. The soil at Spring Vale is mostly a fertile clay loam, with the subsoil varying from porous friable loam with rock to medium-heavy clay. 


Contact name Tim Lyne
Phone 03 6257 8208
Email tim@springvalewines.com
Website www.springvalewines.com

Stanley Fish

Contact name Barry Charles
Phone 03 6458 1153
Email stanleyfish@craigmostyn.com.au
Website www.craigmostyn.com.au

Stefano Lubiana Wines Pty Ltd

Stefano Lubiana Wines is a vertically integrated company that strives for continual excellence in making handcrafted, cool-climate wines in the Super Premium class.

Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir and Merlot grapes are grown without insecticides or artificial fertilisers. Strict focus on quality ensures return custom.

Contact name Steve Lubiana
Phone 03 6263 7457
Email wine@slw.com.au
Website www.slw.com.au

Stoney Rise Wine Company

Contact name Joe Holyman
Phone 03 6394 3678
Email info@stoneyrise.com
Website www.stoneyrise.com

Strait Brands Pty Ltd

Tamar Valley-based producer of international award winning spirits since 2006 with flagship brands Strait Vodka, Strait Dry Gin and Strait Tasmanian Sloe Gin.

Strait Brands launched as the only specific premium white spirits producer in Tasmania, in 2006, with Strait Vodka and Strait Dry Gin.
The business introduced Strait Tasmanian Native Pepperberry Vodka (2006), Strait Tasmanian Lemon Vodka (2008) and Strait Twenty, a range of four hibiscus-based spirits at 20% abv (2008) - for the Chinese female market - and Strait Tasmanian Sloe Gin (2010).
It has exported to China, and sponsored six Business Council of Australia events at the Beijing Olympics, attended by 3,000 guests, and has also sold into Vietnam, Indonesia and Russia.
Strait Brands’ business is built on partnerships with Tasmanian growers of fruit, nuts and other produce and it recently launched Strait Tasmanian Hazelnut Gin, a world’s first.
The company is building a new, high volume production facility at York Town, the third oldest settlement in Australia, at the source of the soft spring water used in its spirits.

Contact name Philip Ridyard
Phone 0418 318 000
Email philip@straitbrands.com
Website www.facebook.com/straitvodka

Sugarloaf Ridge

Contact name Julian Colvile
Phone 0422 247 992
Email info@sugarloafridge.com
Website www.sugarloafridge.com.au

Sullivans Cove Whisky

Sullivans Cove is the leading Tasmanian whisky and was recently named the world's best single malt whisky at the World Whiskies Awards in London.

Sullivans Cove produces a quintessential small batch luxury whisky, made by traditional methods using only Tasmanian ingredients and the whisky is not chill filtered nor are any flavours or colours added. Each barrel is bottled individually to capture subtle variances that occur from barrel to barrel and the result is one of the best new whiskies on the market – inspired by nature and distilled with conviction. Sullivans Cove Whisky is heavily in demand and product is supplied on allocation, please contact the distillery for further details.

Contact name Patrick Maguire or Bert Cason
Phone 03 6248 5399
Email office@sullivanscovewhisky.com
Website www.sullivanscovewhisky.com

Summerlea Farm Tasmania

A family run Tasmanian business, we grow premium Angus cattle that's 100% grass fed, free from hormones and antibiotics. Ethical, traceable, sustainable beef.

Our farm at North Lilydale produces high quality Angus beef that is 100% grass fed and free from antibiotics or growth hormones. Summerlea Farm cows are born and raised exclusively on our property giving our customers peace of mind about the traceability of their food. We provide our cows with a quiet, low stress environment to produce a quality product. The herd is deliberately kept on the small size, so there's plenty of room to move. We love where we live and are proud of what we do. We work hard to respect and care for the land for generations to come. We're investing in land management practices to preserve our river system and regenerate vegetation for shelter and habitat. We are committed to ethical, traceable and sustainable farming and are accredited producers in two national quality assurance programs (Meat Standards Australia and Greenham's "Never Ever").

Contact name Elizabeth Mahnken
Phone 0419 378 949
Email summerleafarmtas@outlook.com
Website www.summerleafarmtasmania.com


Contact name George and Sharon Smith
Phone 0429 161 220
Email info@sweet-as.com.au
Website www.sweet-as.com.au

Swinging Gate Vineyard

'The gates are swinging again’ After a period of 15 years the vineyard has reopened with a new identity and we can again sample the complex wines from vines that were planted over 30 years ago.

The vines at Swinging Gate Vineyard have a honoured history in Tasmania’s premium wine growing region. Having been planted in the last millennium, some of the most iconic names in Tasmanian viticulture have tended to the Development of the vines.

A variety of exclusive wines showcasing the best in Tasmania’s Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Frontignac, and Pinot Gris, all created with passion and pride. With rich earth, clean air and cool climate, the Northern wine district of Tasmania has produced exclusive world class champion wines that only a select few people ever have the privilege of experiencing.

Swing Gates Vineyard invites you to share our lifestyle and passion at our cellar door and day spa – taste, experience, relax – you are one of the privileged few.

Contact name Doug cox
Phone 0419 599 710
Email swinginggatewine@gmail.com
Website www.swinginggatewines.com.au

Read stories from our partners

Edition 195_TasSpirits

Tassie spirits explosion

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

Edition 195_ShipwreckBeer

Shipwreck beer a global sensation

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

Scallop sensation

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

Partner Connections FFA stand

Tasmania on show at top trade exhibition

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

Edition 194_SparklingWine

Sparkling future for Tassie wines

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

Edition 194_Crayfish

Acclaim for Flinders food fest

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

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