"The fabric of Tahbilk, its buildings, its estate vineyards, its 1860 shiraz block, and its idyllic setting by the Goulburn River (and its anabranches) all have history so seamlessly woven through its fabric that it's become timeless. Nothing will be changed or added in the future unless it is part of the continuity stretching back to 1860.” James Halliday, Vintage Stories, A 150 Year History of Tahbilk
Established in 1860, Tahbilk is one of Victoria’s most beautiful and historic Australian wineries. Located in the Goulburn Valley, on the banks of the Goulburn River, it is located about 100 kilometres north of Melbourne. The abundance of water, warm climate and sandy soils has enabled this region to consistently produce delicious Australian wines since the 1860s. Some of the Shiraz vines that were planted in 1860 at Tahbilk have survived until today, despite all of the challenges that mother nature can throw at an Australian vineyard. These precious vines are some of the world’s oldest, producing highly sought after wines of great flavour and longevity.
It’s not just the vines at Tahbilk that are historic. The beautiful "old cellars" at Tahbilk were built at the end of the 1860s and building of the "new cellar", sitting underneath the immaculately preserved wooden winery buildings, commenced in 1875.
During Aussie Wine Month you can immerse yourself in the history of Tahbilk and be a Tahbilk winemaker for a day! You can experience this with a hands-on blending workshop where you are the maker. Guided by a Wine Ambassador, you will assess the various individual elements and then decide on your preferred percentage make-up of each of them to deliver the wine of the day.
The team whose wine is judged by all as the best from the workshop will leave with a bottle of their winning blend – capped, labelled and ready to impress at home!