This large vineyard was established by Southcorp Wines in the 1990s, as part of ‘Project Max', an initiative to honour Max Schubert of Penfolds Grange fame. In 2009 it was acquired by business partners Danny Gilbert, Peter Leonard and Peter Waters. They were able to secure the services of viticulturist and general manager Simon Robertson, who knew the vineyard like the back of his hand, his experience stretching across the wine regions of Southern New South Wales. In '11, investors Wang Junfeng and Handel Lee came onboard to strengthen Tumblong Hills' presence in Australia and China. While shiraz and cabernet sauvignon remain the two most significant varieties, nebbiolo, barbera, sangiovese and fiano are increasingly important. Exports to China.
At Tumblong Hills, we like to think of ourselves as a community within a community; a tapestry of experienced vineyard operators who have honed their craft in some of southern NSW’s most substantial and progressive wine regions, now working towards a shared idea of creating wine. The wines we make at Tumblong Hills come with a purpose – towards continuous improvement in respect of the fundamentals of nature and for the benefit of future generations. Simon Robertson has this land in his blood. A second-generation vigneron, a devoted advocate of sustainable farming with a back ground in Biodynamics, and a profound acknowledgment of the role soil plays in good winemaking practice. Simon leads the team at Tumblong Hills with a wisdom that great wines are made in the vineyard and that our healthy living soils are the backbone to these wines. Good soil : Great wines! We’re not here by accident. In conjunction with the unique cooling winds from the Snowy Mountains, our carefully planted vineyard sites ensure the wines of Tumblong Hills retain distinctive varietal characters, forged from the vineyard’s rich living volcanic soils, and nearness to nourishing, mountain-derived water. We pride ourselves on our portfolio, that stays true to the multicultural heritage of our home, and the European style of our wine, while challenging the status quo with lesser-known, climate friendly varietals to enjoy and explore with your friends and family, whatever the occasion.