Château Tanunda

South Australia | Barossa Valley

Our Review

This is one of the most historically significant winery buildings in the Barossa Valley, built from bluestone quarried at nearby Bethany in the late 1880s. It has been restored by John Geber and family, and a new small-batch basket press has been installed. Château Tanunda owns almost 100ha of vineyards in Bethany, Eden Valley, Tanunda and Vine Vale, with additional fruit sourced from a group of 30 growers covering the panoply of Barossa districts. The wines are made from hand-picked grapes, basket pressed and neither fined nor filtered. There is an emphasis on single-vineyard and single-district wines under the Terroirs of the Barossa label. The impressive building houses the cellar door, the Grand Cellar (with over 300 barrels of wine) and the Barossa Small Winemakers Centre, offering wines from boutique winemakers. The arrival of John’s daughter, Michelle Geber, in 2018 has nothing to do with nepotism and everything to do with her exceptional talent; her CV covers every aspect of wine and wine business. Exports to all major markets.

About

Château Tanunda, Birth place of the Barossa, was established in 1890 and is the site of some of the Valley’s first vines planted as well as its first winery. The Château is privately owned by the Geber family who are proud custodians of the Chateau’s 130th year winemaking tradition. Its 130 years of winemaking heritage makes it the only internationally-recognised winemaking Château in Australia, a champion of Barossa Old Vine Expressions and is regularly rated amongst the top wine producers in the country.

Details

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Rating
Winemaker Neville Rowe
Established 1890
Dozens 150 000
Vineyards (area) 100 ha
Opening Hours 7 days 10-5
Address 9 Basedow Road, Tanunda, SA 5352
Telephone (08) 8563 3888
Website www.chateautanunda.com