COOKING SCHOOLS + FOODIE + DRINK TOURS
Want to learn the secrets to a loaf of perfect sourdough? Have you ever been to a cooking school where you literally head out to the garden and pull your own heirloom veggies from the soil? Our produce in Tasmania is second to none, and the opportunity to prepare it with finesse is an added privilege. So sign yourself as an eager student below and you'll be learning from the best and working with the finest.
AGEING BARREL WINE TOURS - HOBART
Ageing Barrel Wine Tours don’t just do tours – they deliver experiences to remember; premier wines, local people and their stories, local produce and all amongst the backdrop of Southern Tassie’s amazing scenery. Relax in luxury vehicles as they take you on a journey through one of the most beautiful and friendly places on earth. Go beyond the scenery - discover hidden secrets, hear our history and most importantly taste why we are home to twenty percent of Australia’s Five Star Vineyards. Ageing Barrel craft each itinerary to provide a unique experience from the very top end of each region to the smallest operations run by people just like you and me (but maybe a tiny bit crazier) – no tour is ever the same!
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AGRARIAN KITCHEN - LACHLAN
The Agrarian Kitchen is a sustainable farm-based cooking school offering paddock-to-plate cooking experiences in a 19th century schoolhouse at Lachlan, 45 minutes from Hobart in Tasmania’s Derwent Valley. It was established in 2008 by Rodney Dunn and his wife Severine Demanet. Set on five acres, The Agrarian Kitchen is a working farm and incorporates an extensive vegetable garden, orchard, berry patch and herb garden, all grown using organic principles. Also in residence are Berkshire pigs, Barnevelder chickens, milking goats, a flock of geese and honey bees. During their cooking experiences, guests harvest produce from the garden before returning to the kitchen to cook and eat.
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APPLE ISLE WINE TOURS
Apple Isle Wine Tours offers scheduled full- and half-day experiences, along with private tours. Whichever you choose you’ll discover Tasmania’s award-winning wines, tantalising food and amazing scenery. Combine this with a visit to Tasmania’s iconic locations like Mount Wellington, Port Arthur, Bruny Island and Richmond and you’re in for an amazing experience. Their guides are well travelled, both domestically and internationally, and want to engage you in the unique lifestyle of Tasmania. They offer hotel and airport collection and return.
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On the banks of the Derwent River, surrounded by rolling hills and rugged mountains, Ashbolt Farm produces ‘superfood’ beverages – including their delightfully refreshing elderflower, immunity-building elderberry, naturally tart sour cherry juices, as well as a deliciously crisp wattle flower cordial.
Their nutritious, sweet-but-tart beverages are packed with the renowned health-giving properties of fresh sun-ripened sour cherries, hand-picked elderflowers, elderberries and wattle flowers. Did you know that elderberries are the oldest herb cultivated by man? Annie and Bob Ashbolt also combine their antioxidant-rich elderberries with high-grade Tasmanian Manuka honey (300+ MGO). They add just a hint of star anise, ground cinnamon and freshly grated orange zest to create a natural, old-fashioned antiviral immune support.
Salamanca Market (site 117), Hobart
BOUTIQUE WINE TOURS TASMANIA
Based in Hobart, Boutique Wine Tours Tasmania offer premium full and half day wine tours for small groups. Their aim is to make you feel welcome and relaxed while tasting Tasmania's fabulous cool-climate wines. Each tour visits several award-winning wineries while the original tour features historic Richmond and Wicked Cheese. Full day options include the Wine & Mona experience or the Huon Wine and Cider Experience. All tours include a delicious lunch and a gourmet cheese platter on the Saturday tour.
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Drink Tasmania specialises in whisky, beer, wine and cider tours designed to give guests an unforgettable experience of southern Tasmania’s award-winning craft beverages. They offer full- and half-day tours with guides specialising in the craft beverages industry, having been winemakers, whisky producers, bartenders, restaurant owners, writers and researchers. It's their relationships with the industry that sets them apart and makes Drink Tasmania’s premium tours truly memorable.
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FAT PIG FARM - GOURMET FARMER
It’s been a dream a decade in the making at Fat Pig Farm. Matthew Evans has swung open the doors to his family-run working farm in the Huon Valley, boasting a market garden, heritage orchard, beehives, Wessex Saddleback pigs, micro-dairy and small beef herd. Now it has a purpose-built cooking school and dining room overlooking a bucolic rural scene. Tour the farm, harvest the spoils, and join them at the long farmhouse table for a sumptuous Friday feast showcasing the best of Tasmania.
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GOURMANIA - HOBART
It’s like having a bestie in Hobart. Let Gourmania guide you to the best Hobart eats and drinks, following in the footsteps of a seasoned foodie. Indulge in an array of generous tastes: sweet, savoury, and sippable too. Gourmania’s award-winning tours take you off the tourist trail to not-to-be-missed foodie haunts tucked away across the city. If you are a wine or whisky lover, have an appetite for discovering fresh local produce and perhaps enjoy a touch of history on the side, they can show you the city from a local’s perspective. Small group tours are enjoyed at a leisurely pace and can cater for individual dietary requirements as they serve you the most delicious finds in Hobart!
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Call at 0419 180 113
If you like the idea of walking straight through the farm gate and meeting Tasmanian makers, farmers and producers, Sally of Herbaceous Tours is your lady. Most places visited are working farms where producers normally don’t cater for tourists. This is what makes a day with Sally so special, accessing behind-the-scenes spaces no visitor can see on their own. Choose from a day brimming with fresh produce and perhaps a whisky poured direct by the Master Distiller, or take an overnight extended tour. Wherever you are in the state, let Sally connect you with the best of our food and drink producers.
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