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When Wines for Joanie met Hubert & Dan

September 20, 2017
We are over the moon to announce that Tasmanian sensation Hubert & Dan, now firmly ensconced in the Tamar Valley at their home base of Tamar Ridge, have joined us for one of our festival dinners. They will create an intimate, exclusive and doubtless unforgettably delicious event for just sixteen diners at vineyard Wines for Joanie.         Glorious images of Hubert & Dan's cuisine by Mel de Ruyter.  With the heritage and history of Wines for Joanie setting the scene - we're talking old world romance, charm and atmosphere - and the epicurean talent of Hubert & Dan's…
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Kids at Farmgate Festival!

August 15, 2017
Bring the kids along to Farmgate Festival and show them where their food comes from and what life is really like on a farm! Grab a Kids’ Activity Sheet from the Hub or one of the farms too – children must find the answer to one question at every farm. Drop your completed sheet in to any farm to enter the draw for a prize. Farmgate Festival is also proud to be partnering with The Children’s University. Children already taking part in the Children’s University program can complete the Farmgate Festival kids’ activity sheet and have it count towards their…
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Massimo comes to Farm Gate!

February 22, 2017
We are delighted to announce that Massimo Mele will join us as featured chef for our dinner event on Saturday evening 25th November, in this inaugural year of the Farm Gate Festival - what a great way to kick off! Massimo is a Tasmanian chef who has earned his stripes on the mainland and overseas but returned to Tasmania because his family and his heart are still very much here - and because some of the best produce in the land is so readily available and easily accessible here. All the chefs in inner city Sydney talk the talk about…
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Muddy Creek Apples – 100 years young

February 22, 2017
When Peter Farquhar and Kym Shilton decided to bring their three boys back home to Tasmania in 2015, they found the perfect 130-acre property in Legana, just north of Launceston. Bordered by Muddy Creek, which is much prettier than its name suggests, the farm had been owned by the Simmonds family for 70 years who worked it into one of the biggest apple orchards in the Tamar Valley. The apple industry in the north had all but perished by the 1980 but fortunately, 2500 apple and pear trees survived the cut and Peter and Kym inherited them all at Muddy…
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Grey Sands – not just a Vineyard

November 3, 2016
Grey Sands is not just a vineyard, it’s a garden too! Owner and vintner Bob Richter has always loved gardening, so much so that he had his first garden at the age of three. Years later, while studying dentistry, he dreamed of having a cool climate nursery in the Dandenongs or a tropical nursery in far north Queensland. Then he met Rita, and everything changed. He was introduced to the world of wine and the more he learned, the more he decided that a cool climate vineyard would be the perfect way to combine his love of growing things with…
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