Name - Tanya Dalton
Location - Koonya, Tasmania
Size of land - 9 acres
Crops - planting a vineyard, berries, saffron, garlic, onions and asparagus
Tanya and Clinton are new to farming and are aiming to soak up as much knowledge as possible.
Our Pinot Noir grapes will be organic as this matches our values plus differentiates us from many in the market.
Our grandma didn't use chemicals in her gardening and we want to be the same. Wherever possible we aim to be chemical free in our market garden and with our fruit trees. Being biodynamic.
- complementary planting in market gardening and everything to do with the various plantings we have in place or may have in the future
- Installation of trellis systems for both grapes and fruit trees – espaliering!
- More about deterring rabbits, possums, wallabies and birds
Our dream is to work on the farm full time without the need for alternative income streams whilst sipping a “Drifting Farm Pinot Noir” on our deck at the end of the day, looking over the vineyard and eating fresh produce from the farm that we have been successfully growing and selling to the local community, restaurants and tourists. We also want to contribute to food and wine quality for Tasmanians.