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Tahbilk has some of the oldest vines in Australia.
Comprising of 200 hectares of vines including the French Rhone Valley whites of Marsanne, Viognier & Roussanne; the Rhone reds – Shiraz, Grenache & Mourvedre; along with traditional varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc & Verdelho.

Vineyard plantings extend back to Tahbilk’s founding with original pre-phylloxera Shiraz vines still surviving from 1860 (phylloxera is an aphid like bug which eats at the vines roots).
Further “old vine” plantings including Shiraz from 1933 (the prime source for Tahbilk’s ‘Eric Stevens Purbrick’ Shiraz releases), Cabernet Sauvignon dating back to 1949 and Marsanne from 1927.
There is much to be said for wines made from old vines – the yield is low, but the quality & flavours these old vines produce is quite incredible!
Tahbilk is located in the Nagambie lakes area approx 1.5 hours from Melbourne. The National Trust listed winery building are still in use as a cellar door, with various outbuildings utilized as a museum & wine storage.

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Comments

  • Craig Harris
    Craig Harrisover 5 years ago

    What can I say, you took the words right out of my mouth! Nice shot Di.
    Can I just ask why there is no roses at the ends of the rows?
    My understanding is that they are there because they are more susceptible to disease than the vines?

  • Oh that old chesnut! LOL! Roses at vine ends goes back to the day of nobility – the nobleman didn’t have to ride into the vines or get off his horse to see if there was disease (powdery & downy mildews) as it was more evident on the rose bushes at the ends.These days, sprays are done regularly to keep the mildew at bay (copper & sulphur I think?), but roses are a nice tradition which is kept in some vineyards, simply for aesethics! ah … lesson over …. LOL!!! (I used to work at a cellar door and got that question MANY times per day!!)

    – Di Jenkins

  • Craig Harris
    Craig Harrisover 5 years ago

    Thanks for clearing that up Di, I feel so much more empowered, armed with that knowledge, look out everyone!!

  • lets face it .. I’ve got a head full of useless crap!! LOL!

    – Di Jenkins

  • Craig Harris
    Craig Harrisover 5 years ago

    He He He, havent we all……………….

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