Hunter Valley, Central Victoria

Established in 1858 by English immigrant Edward Tyrrell, Tyrrell’s Wines is one of Australia’s pre-eminent family owned wineries with vineyards extending from Hunter Valley to Heathcote (VIC). Headed up by fourth generation family member Bruce Tyrrell, it is home to some of Australia’s most awarded wines. Since 1971, Tyrrell’s has been awarded over 5,000 trophies and medals and in 2010 was named “Winery of the Year” by James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion. With the fifth generation involved in the business, Tyrrell’s will continue to remain family owned with the simple philosophy of producing high quality wine.

Region: Hunter Valley, Central Victoria

Year Founded: 1858

Proprietors: Chris, Pauline, John, Bruce and Jane Tyrrell

Winemaker: Andrew Spinaze, Mark Richardson and Chris Tyrrell

Size of property: 900 acres

Amount of Property Planted: Hunter Valley: 304 acres, Central Victoria/Heathcote: 65 acres

Terroir: HUNTER VALLEY: (304 acres) The terrain is undulating, bordered to the north, west and south-west by the Great Dividing Range. The soil type is sandy alluvial loams (primarily white varieties). and Volcanic podsolic (red varieties). The climate is warm, maritime, with dry/hot summers, and a temperate spring. Vines are dry grown, dependent entirely on rainfall. No drip irrigation. CENTRAL VICTORIA/HEATHCOTE: (65 acres) The landscape comprises undulating rises and narrow alluvial floodplains providing the climate and soil for shiraz vines to thrive. The soil type is red clay with Cambrian deep soil. The Climate is continental. Hot summers with cool nights and cool winters. It is irrigated by drip irrigation, channel water and bore water.

Varieties Cultivated: Hunter Valley: Shiraz, Chardonnay, Semillon, Pinot Noir, trebbiano; Central Victoria: Shiraz and Malbec

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