Nestled within the heart of Australia’s oldest viticulture region, the Tahbilk winery is a hidden gem. Set amid sprawling vineyards, this historic winery is an integral part of the country’s winemaking legacy.
Established in 1860, Tahbilk is one of the oldest working wineries in Australia. The winery offers a fascinating insight into the evolution of winemaking, with its original winemaking facilities still in use today. Amid tranquil, rustic surroundings, it's evident that tradition and heritage are at the heart of Tahbilk's operations.
Tahbilk is renowned for its ageing process, particularly for its Marsanne and Shiraz varietals. The estate continues with its ancestral wine-making methods, utilising traditional open fermenters and original basket presses. Synonymous with quality, this winery is a testament to the potential of Australian wine production.
This Victorian winery has a particular charm with its lush vineyards exuding an air of tranquillity. Beyond the vineyards, there's a network of ancient underground cellars, dug by hand in the 1860s.
In addition to its winemaking prowess, Tahbilk is also recognised for its commitment to the environment. They are dedicated to restoring the winery's natural ecosystems and preserving Australian wildlife within a 8.5km of restored habitat along the Goulburn River.
You can savour the fruits of Tahbilk's labour at their rustic cellar door. Active wine tastings allow you to delve into Tahbilk's rich history, tasting current wines as well as back-vintage selections. After your tasting experience, you can visit their café that offers excellent cuisine with stunning views overlooking the Tahbilk billabongs.
At Tahbilk, the passion and dedication to winemaking is undeniable. From the vineyards to the cellar door, every aspect of Tahbilk winery exudes history and tradition, making it one of Australia's most unique and beloved wine estates!
Whether you are an oenophile or someone just beginning your wine journey, Tahbilk offers something for everyone; a journey through the history of winemaking, a taste of quality Australian wines, and an unforgettable visual spectacle. A visit to Tahbilk is not just a visit to any winery - it's an experience worth savouring.
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