Taste of Tasmania need not be restricted to that hectic first week in January.
This taste adventure offers some of the best food, wine and spirits that Tasmania has to offer. And it will introduce you to some of Tasmania’s best kept taste secrets as well.
The beautiful 1825 heritage-listed The Woodbridge is at the centre of Tasmania’s deliciously fertile Derwent Valley. Scenically spectacular and abundant in premium produce, the Derwent Valley has remained delightfully ‘under the radar’. But this is changing as Tasmania’s best kept secret is becoming discovered as Tasmania’s hottest new destination.
Simultaneously, it has quietly evolved as Tasmania’s hottest new foodie destination. Whisky, gin, and vodka distilleries established on historic estates, are strewn throughout the valley. Recently farm-based micro-breweries and rum distilleries have all been added to the mix.
The valley has always been famous for its apple orchards, and for being the home of hops in Australia. All the hops in Australia originated from the Derwent Valley. Later raspberry and strawberry farms dotted all along the river ways. More recently cherry production has expanded exponentially.
As ‘outsiders’ have flocked to the valley to live, farming in the valley has also changed. Many new comers are passionately developing small acre farming along side the broad acre farming of old. As well as tiny boutique vineyards, they have introduced niche market gardens, small batch sheep, goat and highland cattle farming.
And the Valley, is, as it has always been, the heart of wild trout fishing in Tasmania.
Because of the produce, award-winning cooking schools and restaurants, taking advantage of the fabulous local produce, are now adding a new dimension.
The Woodbridge is offering a new package so that our guests can make the most of it all.
This package includes: