Tassie Made: Fruit Wines

Tasmania is known for its range and quality of beautiful temperate fruits, but lesser known for the ciders, fruit wines and fruit liqueurs being made from those fruits that successfully capture their wonderful fruity flavours and delight the tastebuds. Bursting with taste from year after year of superb ripening seasons, Tasmania’s ciders, fruit wines and liqueurs are enjoying unprecented success and acceptance. Their production, that showcases the flavours and depths of Tasmania’s fruit industry, is one of the few growth area in the Australian wine industry.

Ashbolt Elderflower

Created in the Derwent Valley at Plenty, Ashbolt Elderflower is unique in Australia to the Ashbolt range of farm produce. A refreshing non alcoholic drink, Elderflower has an unusual but delicate flavour with nuances of a sparkling wine, a mild ginger beer, lychees, flowers, lemons and cider. Available as a sparkling drink or as a concentrate, it contains no additives, artificial flavours, colourings or preservatives. Elderflower is served chilled in a champagne glass.olt’s Elderberry syrup and olive oil, is available from Ashbolt’s stall at Hobart’s Salamanca Market.

Hartzview Cassis

Hartzview Vineyard near Woodbridge in Tasmania’s Huon Valley not only allows visitors to experience stunning views over the vineyard slopes and the beautiful Hartz Mountains. It also afford the opportunity to sample a sweet liqueur style fortified wine named Cassis, which is unique to this vineyard. Similar in style to the traditional French Crème de Cassis, it is made from 100% Tasmanian Blackcurrants. It has an intense Blackcurrant fruit aroma, the palate is very sweet, rich, smooth and full bodied, with long lingering flavours. It is superb for those who like a very sweet liqueur.

Kate's Berry Farm

If you are travelling along Tasmania’s stunning east coast, be sure to drop in to what has been described as a foodie’s oasis – Kate’s Berry Farm. Acclaimed for her truly outstanding cool climate berries, Kate offers a unique range of mouth watering quality produce and products that highlight what Tasmania does so well. Treat yourself to Kate’s Handcrafted Chocolates or taste her unique range of sumptuous jams, sauces and jellies made from Kate’s home grown fruits.

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