The Tastes of Tasmania

The cleanest air and water on the planet, varied landscapes and four distinct seasons all contribute towards Tasmania's bountiful supply of produce. Its rich volcanic soils are perfect for growing premium fruit, the cooler climate produces elegant dry wines and the unspoiled coastline ensures the freshest seafood around. Tasmania's fish and seafood, cheeses, wines, oils, truffles, game, smallgoods, organic fruits and vegetables are of the highest quality and flavour. No wonder Tasmania has such a highly sophisticated local food and wine culture.

Culinary Delights

The range of Tasmania's regional fare is extensive - wasabi, gourmet sauces, handmade chocolates and fudge, sauces, jams, condiments, honeys, herbs, seafood, wines, cheeses, liqueurs, ciders, beers and whiskies. You can meet the producers and sample their wares at Salamanca Market in Hobart any Saturday, visit one of the specialist delicatessens across Tasmania or take a drive out to a farm or factory where they are produced.

Meats and Smallgoods

Seafood

Dairy

Confectionery

Jams and Preserves

Sauces and Condiments

Chutneys and Pickles

Herbs and Spices

Beverages

Tasmania's naturally elegant wines are made from grapes grown in climates similar to much-celebrated European wine regions - with mild summers and long autumn days that slowly ripen the grapes, providing elegance and intensity of flavour. Tasmania's boutique yet burgeoning wine industry boasts seven distinct wine growing regions. All are within easy reach of major centres or are located en route to some of Tasmania's iconic attractions.

Wines and Meads

Beers and Ciders

None Al Drinks

Spirits and Liqueurs

Fresh Produce

The bountiful supplies of Tasmanian fruit are renowned for their delicious flavour, the island's temperate maritime climate provides a diversity of produce to be harvested from early summer to late autumn. Locals and visitors alike can source the freshest fine produce direct from the grower, from bags of apples to cherries, apricots, berries, seasonal stonefruit, cheeses, olives, meats, wines, jams, pickles and liqueurs. Increasingly too, Farmers Markets conveniently held in towns and cities are becoming the focus of many itineraries.
If you are touring around Tasmania, you have the privilege of obtaining produce direct from its source. You can pick your own fresh Tasmanian berries, head up the driveway of a rural property with shed door sales and sample quality produce and flavours that you rarely taste in their just-harvested state.

Farm Gate

Farmers' Markets

Butters and Curds

Bakery