Tasty Tassie fare on menu

STILL full from Christmas lunch?

If so, you'd best make room for the delicious delights set to bring Hobart's waterfront to life for the 25th Taste of Tasmania festival - starting today.

The island's food producers will feed about 300,000 foodies the state's best produce across a seven-day entertainment extravaganza.

Holm Oak Vineyard co-owner Rebecca Duffy is one Northern Tasmanian artisan making the journey South for the silver anniversary fiesta.

The Tamar Valley winery will set up camp at the festival's number one site to display four white wines, three reds and a trio of ciders.

``There is a really great atmosphere down there now and it's a great event to be a part of,'' Mrs Duffy said. 

``It has been interesting to see the increase in cider products in Tasmania.

``I think the competition makes sure everyone stays on top of their game and it ensures that people are producing a top-quality product.

``It makes people think of new ideas and new ways of doing things and makes it fun for the consumer too.''

The other 65 stalls surrounding Sullivans Cove will house seafood, cheese, berries, boutique beers and international dishes.

People can be guided around the festival with more 20 different food and wine tours to enjoy.

There will be a fireworks display to see in the 2014 at the festival's New Year's Eve party.

www.thetasteof tasmania.com.au

Tasty Tassie fare on menu

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WHAT: The Taste of Tasmania.

WHEN: Today  until Friday, January 3, from 11am to 11pm.

WHERE: Hobart waterfront.

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