Nagambie Lakes, Central Victoria, Australia
Honeyed green-apples, nutty aromas and an ability to age make this wine one of Australia's outstanding finds. We're always on the lookout for something completely different and this extraordinary white wine is exactly that.
- Central Victoria
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One of Australia’s First Families of Wine
The man behind Four Sisters and Tahbilk, Alister Purbrick is one of the best-known winemakers in Australia. The Purbricks are founding members of Australia's First Families of Wine, an exclusive group of uniquely historic wineries.
Tahbilk was established in 1860 in the Nagambie Lakes region of central Victoria. The property lies on fertile river flats along the Goulburn River. The name 'Tahbilk', rather appropriately, directly translates to 'place of many waterholes'.
Today, Alister works closely with his daughter Hayley to bring a carbon-neutral strategy to the winemaking and viticulture at Tahbilk. Hayley is the fifth generation of the Purbrick family to make wine at Tahbilk.
"Oz's oldest wineries, a lovely old place in the Goulburn Valley (where I met my first crocodile face to face, but that's another story). They have always been different, hence a white Rhône varietal given the New World treatment. Deliciously fragrant - gorgeous with smoked kedgeree."
"Light, toasted nut aromas, fresh textured pineapple fruits and excellent length. Great wine at a reasonable price."
"This is a delight in its youth, when it has lemon and honeysuckle flavours, but age adds intensity, toast and honey."
"Tahbilk Marsanne is a wine with a history - not so much because I first bought and enjoyed an earlier vintage more than 1 years ago but because Marsanne has been grown on the Tahbilk estate since the 186s. The wine is pale gold and has an attractively wide range of aromas and flavours - ripe apricots and peaches, ripe apples, something slightly floral, maybe honeysuckle, and just a little bit of honey. The honey tends to get more pronounced as the wine ages, and this Marsanne does age particularly well. All this before you even taste the wine! "
Established in 1860 Tahbilk is one of Australia's most beautiful and historic family owned wineries. Located in the Nagambie Lakes region of central Victoria (120kms north of Melbourne), one of the nation's premium viticultural areas. The property comprises some 1,214 hectares of rich river flats with a frontage of 11 kms to the Goulburn River and 8 kms of permanent backwaters and creeks. Purchased by the Purbrick family in 1925, Tahbilk is home to 5 generations. undefined The name Tahbilk originates from our location, which the local aboriginal people first referred to as "tabilk-tabilk", meaning "place of many waterholes". Originally spelled Tabilk, the 'h' was added later.