Graze the Tasting Trail


Have you heard? The Tasting Trail’s very first event, Trail Graze is kicking off on Saturday 23rd + Sunday 24th April. A celebration of all things food, drinks and produce, the event will feature over 20 businesses from our region, allowing them to showcase what makes them unique. Can we hear a big ‘cheers’ to that!

So what can you expect? Think, behind the scenes tours, workshops, live music, ‘meeting the maker’ and of course, no foodie event would be complete without tastings. It is the Tasting Trail, after all. Who you visit and when is totally up to you, all you need to do is register and create your own recipe for a culinary adventure. Speaking of recipes, a hand-picked team of local and interstate Trail Graze chef ambassadors have created a range of specialty recipes specifically for the event to really shine a light on the local produce on offer. Dishes using these particular recipes will be available at select venues.

To help you decide how you’ll fill your belly, tempt your palate and immerse yourself in all things Tassie produce, we’ve provided a rundown on the participating producers below so you can (try to!) narrow down your favourites to visit.

First, we eat.

You only need to take a drive around Tasmania’s North West to know that this region is special. It’s a feast for the senses. Rolling green hills sit atop luscious red soil, striking coastlines are windswept by the freshest air and the people are friendly, laid-back and passionate about their region and its wares. So it makes sense that the food produced here has a certain somethin’ somethin’ that packs a punch. Whether it’s black truffles, dug from the earth by hand after being sniffed out by the resident (and very cute) truffle dog. The freshest seafood that’s been plucked from the sea mere hours before it hits your plate, then your tastebuds. Perhaps it’s the authentic paddock to plate experiences where you’re surrounded by the smells and the sounds of a working farm where once again the produce is incredibly fresh and meticulously harvested before it makes its way to you.

 

 

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The following producers have Trail Graze experiences on offer:

41 South Tasmania and Georgie’s Cafe
Ashgrove Cheese
Guide Falls Farm
Hazelbrae Hazelnuts
Hursey Seafoods
Tarkine Fresh Oysters
The Truffle Farm
The Truffledore

The tipple trail.

Ahh, that delightful first sip of a perfectly brewed, distilled or bottled beverage. Tasmania’s wine, beer and spirit industries have been not-so-secretly booming of late, thanks to the perfect combination of things like pure water, ideal maritime climate and some very clever cats behind the scenes. Awaken your palate with the unmistakable zing of a perfect Tassie sparkling or the comforting hug that is a delicious drop of Pinot Noir – and everything in between. Distilleries in the region have you covered for those top-shelf drops including award-winning whisky and gin – need we say more? Enjoy a behind the scenes look at how each variety is meticulously created using the finest local botanicals and traditional methods. If a cleansing ale is more your style then sit back with your beer or cider of choice and enjoy live music, tastings and learn a few behind the scenes secrets while you’re at it.

 

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The following producers have Trail Graze experiences on offer:

3 Willows Vineyard
Alchymia Distillery
Eastford Creek Winery
Ghost Rock Wines
Penguin Beer Co.
Seven Sheds Brewery
Spreyton Cider Co.
Western Tiers Distillery

The Sweet Stuff.

A day of grazing and sipping could not be complete without some sweet morsels thrown in now would it? Handmade chocolate, fresh farm berries, the creamiest ice cream and everyone’s favourite – honey, take centre stage to satisfy those cravings. Take a farm tour and pick your own berries, sit back with a delicious ice cream while you listen to live music or take a behind the scenes tour to learn just how those busy bees produce oozy liquid gold.

 

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The following producers have Trail Graze experiences on offer:

Blue Hills Honey
Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm Cafe
House of Anvers
Van Diemen’s Land Creamery

View all the delicious details and register here.

See you on the trail!

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