Tamar Valley Truffles, Tasmania
Exquisitely located on Lake Trevallyn in the Tamar Valley, just 15 minutes from Launceston CBD in Northern Tasmania. Sited on approximately 8 hectares with some 3,000 oak trees planted in 2001.
The Tamar Valley has an excellent reputation in the food and wine industry producing top of the range wines which are exported throughout the world. Tasmania is known for its clean, green image and provides the perfect climate for producing quality products.
These were alternately planted:
Quercus Robur (regular common deciduous English oak)
Quercus Ilex (a prickly leaf much like a small holly leaf & ever green)
Like all properties some trees produce more frequently & more prolifically than others. We utilise a new computer system which monitors each tree individually, showing the production in each row and the yield of that tree. With overlays it is easy to see the rapid expansion of the production of the truffiere.
It is one of the most productive truffieres in Australia and certainly growing a high quality product.
Marcus Jessup, the manager of the truffiere is committed to maintaining his reputation for being a consistent supplier of a top quality product throughout our season. This can be as early as June through to as late as early September.
Over the past 5 years we have been supplying chefs through distributors but during this time we have developed such a reputation that many of them have made the effort to contact us directly so we have decided to become more prominent in our own marketing endeavours.
All our efforts are in producing quality truffles. We are a small privately owned company;
we are not in the business of selling trees or an investment scheme or company.