Central Victoria, Australia
One of the oldest wineries in Australia, Tahbilk can trace its roots back to 1860. Alister Purbrick, the current proprietor of the estate, has continued a fine tradition and in my opinion you will struggle to find anything better in Australia. Red wine Aromas of plums & spice with background peppery hints lead to a Shiraz which has a solidly constructed palate of blackberry, plum and anise fruits with firm but not overly intrusive tannins on the finish.
- Central Victoria
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As the brains behind Four Sisters and Tahbilk, Alister Purbrick is one of the best known winemakers in Australia. The former has become one of the country’s most iconic while Tahbilk is one of its most historic.
Established in 1860, Tahbilk is a beautiful old winery in the Nagambie Lakes region of central Victoria (140kms north of Melbourne), one of the nation's premium viticultural areas. The property comprises lands of rich river flats along the Goulburn River and a maze of permanent backwaters and creeks. The name 'Tahbilk', rather appropriately, is the Aboriginal term for 'place of many waterholes'.
Four Sisters was established by Trevor Mast as a joint venture with Alister in 1990 to celebrate his four daughters. He wanted to make wines that were up-front and easy-going, full of life and fun. One of his daughters, Dahlia, designed the now iconic label, around which many lively evenings have been spent. After Trevor sadly died in 2012, the winery was placed under the care of Alister who had worked by his side for over 20 years.
"I adore the Reseve Shiraz, not currently available here, but this is a wine certainly worth trying out. It has lovely smooth, dark berry fruits, dry supporting tannins and a lovely earthy, spicy touch. Try it with red meats"
"The Victorian tones suit this grape so well and the floral, red fruit and herb notes are sensational. It has such a distinct terroir, and every time I open a bottle people go nuts."
"Lovely opulent nose, with a refined, complex and svelte palate of berry fruit with gamey notes"
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.