Food and wine in Tasmania

Fertile soil, pure rainfall from clean air, the clear waters of the Tasman Sea and Southern Ocean – these combine to create Tasmania’s fresh, natural produce and renowned cool-climate wines.

Cafes at Salamanca
Café culture, Salamanca Place, Hobart
© Tourism Tasmania

The word ‘Tasmania’ often appears on menus in good restaurants around Australia because restaurateurs know that their patrons equate ‘Tasmania’ with quality.

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Tasmania exports $445 million worth of food and beverages a year and the quality of its seafood, meat, cheese, fruit and vegetables is renowned in niche markets around the world.

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Tasmania produces bottled waters many of which have a mineral content 400 times purer than the World Health Organisation recommended standard.

annual food festivals in tasmania

Three major food and wine festivals are held each year in Tasmania.

taste of tasmania is held in Hobart for seven days through the end of December and into early January.

festivale is held in Launceston for three days in early February.

taste of the huon is held for two days in the Huon Channel region in early March.

Peter Trioli, Wursthaus Kitchen, Hobart

wursthaus kitchen in hobart

Peter Trioli bought the wursthaus kitchen in Hobart’s Salamanca area after making a T-change from Melbourne.

Gourmet Traveller magazine rated the business in the top five foodstores in Australia – the only Tasmanian deli to be recognised on this list.

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