Château Tanunda revealed as a Top 20 Winery in Australia out of 1600 amongst fierce competition

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

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Australia’s eagerly awaited Top 50 wineries ranking reveals Château Tanunda placed in the Top 20 for the third year in a row.

Huon Hooke’s annual Real Review Top Australian Wineries reviews more than 10,000 wines per year. Working from the previous 24 months’ reviews, the highest-rated wines are used to produce the ranking.

Château Tanunda ranks this year at number 17 in the country.  It is one of only two Barossa wineries, alongside Henschke, to have consistently ranked in the Top 20 since the list’s first reveal three years ago.

Consistency is king in achieving this designation and the team at Château Tanunda couldn’t be more thrilled to receive the news in their 130th year of winemaking. For the past two decades, the Geber family  have put their heart, soul and expertise into the iconic winery’s new lease on life focusing on handcrafted winemaking, vineyards and collectable wines 

Their passion for unique Old Vine Expressions; 50, 100 and 150 Years old vines and distinct vineyard terroirs is mastered by Senior Winemaker Neville Rowe’s expertise along with his exceptional winemaking team.

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Huon Hooke wrote: "BEST KNOWN FOR: Hearty reds that spotlight the Barossa’s rich heritage of old vines, capped by the herculean 150 Year Old Vines 1858 Field Blend of grenache, mourvèdre and malbec.”

HUON SAYS: The Everest grenache and shiraz (2016 vintages were tasted) are the pinnacle of those varieties. There are also Terroir shirazes from Ebenezer, Greenock, Marananga and Eden Valley. A stunning line-up.”

The Everest Old Vine Grenache and The Everest Shiraz are barrel-selected from the most outstanding parcels of the best vintages, earning the reputation as cult wines with new releases snapped up quickly soon after release.

The quality is evident with Château Tanunda recognized as setting regional benchmarks both internationally and at home. With consistent recognition from esteemed wine critics such as Huon Hooke, and ‘Best Australian Producer’ at the Berlin Wine Trophy, Château Tanunda is staking its claim as a first growth winery of Australia.