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Our first stop is to Willie Smith Apple orchard where Andrew Smith will explain all there is to know about the apple industry. We then go up the road to Willie Smith Cider situated in a recently restored Apple Packing Shed (originally built in the 1840s) and you will have the opportunity to learn about the history of apple and pear growing in Tasmania. This area was once the largest exporters in the world. View the old machinery used and sample four cider varieties.

Next we travel over to Glaziers Bay to visit with Nicky and Terry and learn all about Saffron. They have won many awards and are a font of all knowledge in relation to Saffron growing and quality.

When you hear about some of the less than scrupulous practices overseas you will never again buy anything but Tasmanian Saffron! An added bonus on this stop is learning the many health benefits associated with saffron.

Lunch is at the renowned Red Velvet Lounge at Cygnet where chef Steve Crumper produces many wonderful dishes which won him the prestigious Country Style Country Chef of the Year award.

After lunch we are off to Panorama Wines where Sharon or one of her helpers will guide us through their range of products. Don't forget to try the Pear Liqueur and you won't want to leave without a bottle! We then travel to Home Hill Vineyard at Ranelagh to enjoy a tasting of their delightful wines.

The building which houses the Cellar Door and Restaurant is quite spectacular and different as it was built using rammed earth, local hardwoods and polished cement. Don’t forget to go over and say hello to the Alpacas who are quite friendly and curious about visitors. Our last stop is to the Honey House where you can sample (and buy) a range of honeys produced by the owners. There is also a glass enclosed live hive so you can watch all the activity; can you spot the Queen Bee?