Situated at Rowella in the picturesque Tamar Valley just north of Launceston, Holm Oak is definitely a place to visit if you are in the north of Tasmania.
Owners, Bec and Tim Duffy consistently produce premium quality wines which are readily available for tasting at their recently completed cellar door and outside deck area. We were lucky to have visited when Bec was behind the counter. She is more than happy to chat about the wines and answer any questions you may have or, on the rare occasion she doesn’t know the answer, she may direct you to the General Manager, Pinot ‘d’ Pig.
As most people would have gathered by now, I am a big fan of Riesling. I never used to be and, thanks to my wife working with a lady whose husband was connected to the Tasmanian wine industry (are you still with me), I was introduced to Tasmania Riesling and I was hooked.
This is a delicious wine right from the start. It’s fresh, clean, zingy, minerally and so refreshing. If you ever find yourself in a pristine rainforest in the Tasmanian wilderness, find a running freshwater stream, splash the cool water on your face, even taste it, and you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. Or, do the bleedin’ obvious and buy yourself a bottle of this Riesling.
I have quite often said how, at the end of the working week, instead of grabbing a beer, I’ll reach for a Riesling and I suggest you should do the same. Even make it a Tassie one and go that one step further. Make it this one.
(These notes are as a result of having tasted the wine at a recent event. I bought some from cellar door late last year & they are sitting quietly waiting a couple of years or so before I open one)
Region: Tamar Valley, Tasmania Price: $25 Source: Wine Tasting Event