Dan Fellow has been at it again. He’s been out with his camera taking shots for another local business owner; this time the Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Company. And as we did with his fabulous images from the Festival of Roses at Woolmers Estate, we’re sharing those photos with Think Tasmania readers.
Evandale: Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Company
photos by Dan Fellow
Dan could not have planned the timing of his photography assignment any better. A fortnight ago, we published an article detailing the Tassie holiday of Wayne and Julie. They are big fans of the Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Company, and mentioned buying jams and sauces from Evandale. And yesterday we published an article about Fibre Optic Magic in Railton, the Town of Topiary. One thing leads to another…
So, as you’ve now probably gathered, there are two distinct branches of the Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Company; the first being obvious from the business name. Tasmanians just happen to grow some of the finest fruits in the world, and Julie Barbour chooses the best of them for her award-winning recipes. The business has been making popular sauces, conserves and condiments for more than 20 years.
Complimentary Tastings; Garden Tour and Topiary
Visitors to the Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Company can enjoy tastings of sweet and savoury sauces, jams, chutneys and mustard. While many varieties of fine Tasmanian produce are used, the business does have a focus on berries. All products are available for sale in a variety of sizes in the gift shop and online.
The tasting centre is surrounded by beautiful gardens, and some of the products used in the kitchen are grown in the garden. It’s also possible to view the cooks during the making process. Tastings are free, and there is a small charge for a self-guided tour of the garden.
Tim Barbour is a landscape designer and is responsible for the second arm of the business: a topiary nursery. You wouldn’t pick that from the business name! The Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Company grows more than 40 plant species to create both traditional and contemporary topiary shapes.
Tim and Julie Barbour: 20 Years of Excellence in Evandale
The local media ran a story recently about cottage industries. It noted several Tasmanian entrepreneurs who were expanding and welcoming their partners into the business. Hopefully all of them will still be going strong after 20 years, and just as passionate about their chosen careers as Tim and Julie Barbour.
The Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Company is at 174 Leighlands Road near the small township of Evandale, less than 20kms from Launceston. They are open daily during peak season (October to April) from 10:00am to 5:00pm. You can phone 6391 8437 to confirm opening hours at other times of the year, or to arrange an out-of-hours experience. You can also follow Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Company on Facebook.
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