We’re back ….
It has been a tough couple of years – a freak hailstorm in February 2019 destroyed our crop and damaged many vines.
Then the bushfires of January 2020 and the resultant smoke taint in the grapes meant that no wine was able to be made in 2020.
Fast forward to March 2021 and a wetter and milder growing season has resulted in an exceptional vintage – quantities were down slightly but the quality of the grapes was sensational.
Re-stocking and ready to go....
Our 2021 Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir Rosé were bottled a couple of weeks ago. Seeing these wines come to fruition was an absolute joy. And happily they are now available for you to buy from our website.
A new wine coming in July
This year we welcome a new wine to our lineup – our Syrah Nouveau will be bottled in early July. This early-drinking red wine is made from Shiraz grapes that we sourced from the Ware’s vineyard in the south of the Tumbarumba wine region and Tempranillo and Merlot from Mount Tumbarumba Vineyard. This wine will be fresh and vibrant, food friendly and ready to drink soon after bottling.
And more wines coming early in 2022
Our 2021 Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are looking great at the moment but they will stay in oak barrels for another six months. We expect to release them in January 2022.
And more exciting news
Some of our Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes were used to make a methode champenoise sparkling wine this year. This wine will be aged for at least two years before being disgorged and readied for release. Keep an eye out for it – it promises to be a spectacular sparkling wine.
As if that wasn’t exciting enough, construction will commence shortly on a cellar door, boutique accommodation and residence on our 100 acre property off Jarvis Lane, Tumbarumba. Our good friends at Light House Architecture have designed an energy efficient building that will enable us to welcome you to Mount Tumbarumba Vineyard. Extensive landscaping and gardens will enable visitors to enjoy the vineyard, the wines and the rural lifestyle right on the edge of town. And what's more we are within cycling distance (and even walking distance!) from the centre of town.
Richard and Elvie have sold the family home in Canberra and will move back to Tumbarumba in August. We have been planning this for many years and we are very excited about the future.We’re back and looking forward to catching up with you soon.