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The original agricultural use of this land was to grow Holm Oak trees for use as tennis racquets in the 1930s, however the quality of the trees did not meet the exacting standards required, so that project was abandoned. In 1983 the land was planted to vines, making them some of the oldest in Tasmania. Today this winery is owned by the Duffy family. Rebecca is the winemaker, with ten years of experience all around Australia and in Napa Valley. Husband Tim is a third generation agronomist and is very at home in his role as viticulturist.
Holm Oak is in Northern Tasmania near the town of Launceston. The vineyards are adjacent to the Tamar River, which makes the region perfect for growing cool-climate Tassie wines. The climate is cooled by the winds off the Southern Ocean and otherwise there are no extremes in climate, which provide good ripening conditions for the grapes which have great natural acidity and are perfectly balanced wines. A minimalist approach is taken to winemaking, and the focus is on Pinot Noir, with five of the twelve hectares planted to Pinot. Cabernet was the other grape which was originally planted on the farm, and that has remained. The Duffy’s have added a few other varieties including Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Arneis and Chardonnay.