Milk Awards – New England Wine – Tasmania Bruny Island – Art & About

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John Crook

Travel Briefs

Bruny Island, Tasmania

Organic Dairy Farmers

Over the next few days I will be on a tour of inspection, tasting and comparing organic milk, with milk from some 22 farms participating in the inaugural ‘Remarkable Milk Awards’. I’ll be joined by a number of other interested parties, as we gather at the Abbotsford Convent. The visitation to the convent will be fascinating in its own right. More of that next week, – after the tastings.

Our youngest wine region

To New England as we spotlight two wines from Toppers Mountain. These are well worth visiting,- such as the 2009 Toppers Mountain Red Earth Child and the 2011 Toppers Mountain Petit Manseng Distribution is on display from select retailers and restaurants. These are new ones on me, but from all reports and following my tasting I can understand why these are regarded as quality wines which have been well awarded and trophy winners. The Petit Manseng has its origins in the south of France. No wonder why it is well regarded. The Earth Child comes in at $38 and the Petit Manseng at $34. Both wines have the ‘grown in the New England’ banner.


Tassie is the ‘in’ location at this time of the year. Springtime for birdwatchers. This is one of the best bird watching spots around the nation. Particularly if you happen to be on Bruny Island. For more information go visit

A house which rains inside

Free vintage bus rides. Heaps of Spring colours, and so much more. Not just Sprint colours, but rather heaps of activities in what is the real festival of Spring, – to Sydney from late Spring to mid October. You will need to go visit Art & About 2012 to work out why in this house rains on the inside.

* Please note conditions may apply to these packages and prices are subject to change and availability. This information is provided as a guide only. Check with your travel agency. Block-out periods may apply.

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