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Château Tanunda Pty. Ltd.

P.O. Box 316, 5352 Tanunda
9 Basedow Rd., 5352 Tanunda
Australia

Telephone +61 2 94510-851
Fax +61 2 94510-857
admin@chateautanunda.com

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.06  OCEANIA
  • 01.06.01  Australia
  • 01.06.01.02  South Australia
  • 01.06.01.02.03  Barossa Valley
  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.06  OCEANIA
  • 01.06.01  Australia
  • 01.06.01.02  South Australia
  • 01.06.01.02.07  Eden Valley

Our products

Product category: Barossa Valley

The Everest - The Château Cru Shiraz 2012

Tasting Notes
Dense ruby colour, with an intense, enticing nose of rich, red berry fruits and subtle French oak. The wine is incredibly dense and focussed with a richness and purity that simply exudes top class Barossa Shiraz. Rich dark chocolate, mocha and cedar spice are all to the fore but the central core is highly focussed. Supple tannins from the gentle press merely complement the fruit, silky and rich yet impressively interwoven into the wine. The fruit/ acid balance ensures excellent length and provides a purity of structure for long term ageing.

Winemaking
Fermented in open fermenters over 9 day period, daily hand plunging & pump overs. Only the highest quality, drainings run off to complete MLF in oak and then matured for 24 months in French oak, matured on lees to maintain structure and fruit profile.

Reviews

97 Points
Review by: Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com Deep, dense, profound colour, red/purple and youthful. Concentrated and latent on the nose, black fruits, pinpoint ripeness and elegant. Sweet, ripe, essency flavour of dark berries and plums, a lush wine with masses of fruit and an array of gorgeous flavour, perfectly timed ripeness and altogether sensational.

Gold Medal
Review by: International Wine Challenge  

Gold Medal
Review by: International Wine and Spirit Competition, International Wine and Spirit Competition 2016

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Product category: Eden Valley

Grand Barossa Eden Valley Chardonnay 2015

Tasting Notes
Aromas of citrus fruits, melon and white peach lead to bright tropical fruit flavours on the palate with a refreshing acidity. On the finish hints of vanilla and cashew nut are derived from partial new French oak barrel maturation. 

Grand Barossa Chardonnay displays all the delicacy, elegance and finesse that can be achieved from this noble variety. 

Winemaking
The grapes were picked early to retain freshness and acidity. A small portion of the Chardonnay was fermented in seasoned French oak so as not to overpower the fruit but add depth, complexity and structure to the wine finish.

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Product category: Barossa Valley, Eden Valley

Sparkling Shiraz N.V.

Tasting Notes
The nose is elegant and lively with lovely, rich aromas of blackberry, dark cherry fruit and spice. The wine is vibrant and balanced with a soft, creamy, palate of strawberry and red cherry fruit flavours. The finish is fresh and lively with great length.

Winemaking
This bottle fermented Shiraz is created from a blend of vintage wines and the individual parcels of Shiraz undergo primary fermentation in stainless steel vats followed by extended barrel fermentation on lees in order to build complexity and richness.

The base wines are then blended and bottled adding the liqueur de tirage for the secondary fermentation which gives the wine its sparkle. After eighteen months’ bottle maturation on lees the wine is disgorged and topped up with the liqueur de dosage which counterbalances the wine’s natural acidity.

Reviews

Silver Medal
Review by: Cowra Wine Show 2009

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About us

Company details

Iconic historic winery

Château Tanunda is the Barossa.

This majestic bluestone winery and vineyard property is a living testament to the colourful history and pioneering spirit attached to Australia’s pre-eminent wine region. Now, thanks to the passion and dedication of its new owners, the Geber family, this iconic Barossa estate is celebrating a new lease of life.

Built in the late 1880s, Château Tanunda is:

  • Home to some of the earliest plantings of vines in the Barossa Valley, dating back to the 1840s
  • Australia’s largest (37,674 square feet) and oldest wine Château
  • A designated monument in Australia’s Register of State Heritage Places
Château Tanunda’s origins go back to the 1860s and the decimation of Europe’s vineyards by the phylloxera plague. Sensing opportunity in Europe’s pain, the three founders of Château Tanunda built a Bavarian-style Château dedicated to the production of fine quality wines.

For a while this grand vision would become the largest winemaking facility in the Southern Hemisphere.

European immigrants had been planting vines in the Barossa since the 1840s, so the region was a natural choice. The resulting wines, made from grapes produced by 560 local growers (paid a pound per gallon – a substantial sum at the time), were transported on company-owned ships to a wine-starved Europe.

Château Tanunda’s success was the Barossa’s success. For years it was the heart of Barossa winemaking.  On the rafters you will see some of the most famous names in Australian wine history, past and present, all of whom have worked at the Château.

  • Kevin Sobels 
  • Bill Seppelt
  • Jeff Mann
  • Stephen John (Winemaker of 1972 Jimmy Watson Trophy Winner, 1971 Seppelt Dorrien TT147/71 Cabernet made at Chateau Tanunda)
  • Peter Taylor
  • Geoff Merrill - Geoff Merrill Wines
  • Craig Stansborough - Grant Burge Wines
  • Robert O’Callaghan – Rockford Wines
  • Kevin Glastonbury - Yalumba
 In 1994, in recognition of its rich history, Château Tanunda was placed on the Register of State Heritage Places – but by then its glory days were a memory.

Abandoned by its then owner, Australian wine giant Southcorp, the property was a shell of its former grandeur. When John Geber chanced upon it in 1998, and bought it a day later, he embraced the challenge of restoring this magnificent property to its iconic status.

We invite you to discover the wonders of Château Tanunda's history by learning about the original custodians of the estate, the Seppelt family history, and more recently the revival of the Château through the Geber family.

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