Oct
18
2012

Fruit, wine, cheese and views on the Tuckerbox Trail

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Taste your way through East Tamar, sampling the finest fresh produce that the Tasmanian region has to offer!

Sample award winning wine, delicious berries, tasty soft cheeses and apple cider, eggs and other fresh foods from four different local companies including Hillwood Berry Farm, Leaning Church Vineyard, Yondover Farm House Cheese and Miller's Orchards Farm Market.

The Tuckerbox Trail is a new venture for East Tamar, launching at the Leaning Church Vineyard on October 30 at 11:00.

Leaning Church Vineyard owner Sarah Hirst told Launceston’s ‘The Examiner’ that she became frustrated with people "unable to supply products" and farms, cellars and food outlets being closed.

"So it was my passion to pull something together in the East Tamar, where people would know there would be regular opening hours, guaranteed an interactive 'meet the producer' experience, and be able to taste and purchase the product if they wanted to," Mrs Hirst said, reported by The Examiner on October 16.

You can choose to take a guided tour of the four different food experiences or explore the offerings in your own self-guided tour.

This Tasmanian foodie experience is a great weekend trip for the whole family, and is perfect for the upcoming summer holidays.

You can start your culinary adventure at Hillwood Berry Farm to pick your own strawberries, blackberries, loganberries and other varieties in your trip, where you can visit the resident farm which include the pigs Truffles and Stubbies and Cocky the Cockatoo.

Head to the Leaning Church Vineyard to taste their six premium "cool-climate" wines, with the 2010 riesling described as "the eighth deadly sin! Sexy, spicy and sensually sweet. The pink diamond of sweet wines!".

If you love your cheeses, then you will absolutely love Yondover Farm House Cheese! Devour award winning cheeses that include the creamy, smooth Fresh Chevre, crumbly Mt Arthur and Goat Milk Feta.

Don't forget to also visit the Miller's Orchard Farm Market for some fresh, local produce that includes seasonal fruits and vegetables, and pastured meats and eggs.

The TuckerBox Trail brochure breakout :: A5 sized summary of the product

Yondover Cheese Farm

Leaning Church and distant vines

Hillwood Berry Farm (from their site)

Leaning Church Vineyard grounds - Image Credit: Deb Sulzberger

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