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Tasmanian Fruit Wine and Cider Festival 3 March 2019


The Festival  will allow the public to taste fruit wines, ciders and mead entered in the   Australian Fruit Wine and Cider Show held on 22 Feb 2019.   
Unlimited tasting by buying a tasting glass for $10

Short Talks and Demonstration Program 

  • 11:30am    Cider Making – exploring the difference between making cider from dessert varieties and heritage varieties, including tasting with Adam D’Arcy from Willie Smiths’ Cider
  • 12:00      Presentation of awards by Ald Heather Chong 
    Deputy Mayor Clarence City Council
  • 12:15pm  Luscious  Liqueurs – Live demonstration on how to make a liqueur with Eileen Eaton
  • 1pm  Mean Meads – Learn the ancient art of transforming honey into a delicious alcoholic beverage with Peter Green of Mountain View Meadery
  • 1:45pm  Flavoursome Fruit Wines – Transforming a bountiful harvest of anything from berries and stone fruit to rhubarb and carrot into a refreshing wine with Arthur Clarke.
  • 2:30pm  Making Traditional European Liqueurs – the perfect fruity start or finish to your meals with Bob Hardy of Tasmanian Liqueurs


Music by Day Star Duo

Rosny College Buskers   

Tom Hawkey – Singer Songwriter: worked in various theatre crew musicals and now part of the performing arts department at Rosny College.

Caleb Paine – Keyboardist – Part of the ensemble program at Rosny College and Studying UTAS Music with Randal Muir.


Coffee bu Moto Vecchia
Pato the Waffle Man

Rotary Club of Howrah Menu

Salmon Salad
Salmon Pate
Cheese Plates
BBQ sausages, burgers
Soft drinks

Wine and Cider Tasting

Taste 170 fruit wines, ciders and meads  in our tasting tent from Qld, NSW, Vic, SA and Tas.  

Stalls from

Franks Cider
Surges Bay Orchards
Tasmanian Liqueurs
Wanderer Mead
Willi Smith Cider



Many of our exhibitors are non-commercial producers so may not have wines to purchase.   Listed here are our commercial suppliers.  Contact them to find out where their wines and ciders may be purchased.


Award  Winners

Best Wine of Show Stanley Walker Quince Wine 2014  
Best Berry Wine Arthur Clarke Tayberry Wine 2017  
Best Stone Fruit Michael Jaschenko Apricot 2018  
Best Pome Fruit Stanley Walker Quince 2014  
Best Tropical/Citrus Fruit Michael Jaschenko Tamarillo Wine 2017  
Best Mead Darkes Brewing Mallee Mead 2018  
Best Sparkling Wine Arthur Clarke Strawberry 2018  
Best Fortified Wine Gordon and Jane Brown Fortified Cherry 2018  
Best Liqueur Eileen Eaton Raspberry 2019  
Best Liqueur by an Amateur Eileen Eaton Raspberry 2019  
Most Successful Amateur Arthur Clarke    
Most Successful Professional MountainView Meadery/Peter Green    
Best Traditional Cider Willie Smiths Kingston Black 2018  
Best Traditional Perry Franklin Cider Company Perry 2018  
Best New World Cider Darkes Brewing Darkes Dry 2018  
Best New World Perry Lost Pippin Sparkling Pear 2018  
Best Experimental with Fruit Rusty Bike Easy Rider 2 2018  
Best Enthusiast David Nelson  
Best in Show Willie Smiths Kingston Black 2018