Category Food

4 Apr

Wine Experience

As the land starts to take on its distinctive colour, the Autumn harvests start. Of course the grapes for the next wine vintage are a big part of this in our valley, and we visited one of our favourite local suppliers down the road to see them in action. This lovely vineyard, high on the […]

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29 Jan

A Peachy Luxury Hotel

The garden entrance to Woodbridge’s reception  via the peach tree, which canopies overhead. When we water, we have to give just the right amount of water to encourage the fruit growth, and not too much so that the fruit are sweet and tasty. We wrap aluminium foil around the trunk of the tree to stop […]

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19 Jan

Deliciously dining

Nothing smells quite as good as fresh baking. I can remember a top Real Esate agent once telling me that he always had fresh coffee brewing and cakes or bread baking when ever he had a ‘home open’. And that is what I am smelling now, fresh chocolate fondants in the oven ready for dinner at […]

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11 Jan

Tasmanian Premium Wines

Guests love that we have a great selection of difficult-to-source premium Tasmanian wines from small, boutique wineries in our valley. John loves his wines. He loves sourcing great wines from our valley. And he especially loves it when they are from very small vinyards where the farmer is passionate about his wine, and the whole […]

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3 Jan

Yeah, it’s cherry season

It is no exageration to say that I look forward to cherry season all year. Sometimes, out of season, I give in to my passion, and buy cherries that have been shipped here all the way from USA, and then feel guilty about the carbon footprint of shipping fruit from the USA. Cherries are certainly […]

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27 Nov

Relaxed Riverfront Dining charm journalists

Relaxed dining overlooking the river   We have the pleasure of hosting many interesting people at Woodbridge.   It is always gratifying when these people express their delight in Woodbridge, and for all our guests, one of the favourite rooms is the riverfront dining Pavilion.   Recently, a group of respected journalists from several prestigious […]

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27 Nov

If you give a choice of two…

If there is a choice of two main courses, it is almost inevitable that one person will choose one, and the partner the other. That way, they can get to taste both, as is usually the case with our guests sharing their meals amongst oohs and aahs.   Last night’s guests were no exception, one […]

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27 Nov

As fresh as it gets

You can’t get fresher than this   In the Derwent Valley we are blessed with an abundance of fabulous produce. Tasmania is famous for this generally, but we certainly punch well above the norm, and in such concentration, all the way along the river in the Derwent Valley.   So why, one may ask, do […]

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27 Nov

Paddock to plate suppliers

When you know your suppliers by name   The local produce was one of the things that blew our minds when we first came to Tasmania.   The flavour! The variety! And the seasonal differences! And we had no idea that there were so many varieties of potatoes, and we had never tasted them so […]

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27 Nov

Agrarian Kitchen moving even closer

The Agrarian Kitchen Cooking School is moving   We have always felt blessed that Rodney Dunn and Severine Demarat came to stay at Woodbridge back in 2008. In fact, we take full credit for them staying in the Derwent Valley and starting their Cooking School here. You see, they were originally thinking of going to […]

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