Inside the tasting room much of what you see has not been touched since it was set-up over 100 years ago including the floorboards. We tried some excellent good value white wines to begin with including a Verdelho, Roussanne and of course the Marsanne of which Tahbilk has the largest planting of this grape variety in the world. We moved onto the reds on what was an extensive list of wine. We chose a variety of reds to taste hoping that their flagship Shiraz made from some of the oldest shiraz vines in the world would be available for tasting, but at just under $300 a bottle and very limited stock you can certainty understand why is was not on the tasting list.
Throughout the list over half the wines were highlighted, as being available at cellar door only ensuring you visit will be rewarded with plenty of wines that you won’t find at any restaurant/bottle shop.
The one downer was that the person who took us through our tasting has all this history and achievements at their disposal yet nothing was mentioned about the Marsanne or the old gnarly Shiraz vines or the self guided tour of the cellar below the tasting room. It was a real opportunity missed to show the importance of this winery in the history of Australian wine. It is something that Tahbilk needs to work on to ensure that all staff are aware of the wineries achievements and pass this information on, as a bit of a history lesson and some interesting facts would have taken this wine tasting to the next level.
|Day of Week||Cellar Door||Restaurant|
|Monday||9am – 5pm||11am – 4pm|
|Tuesday||9am – 5pm||Closed|
|Wednesday||9am – 5pm||Closed|
|Thursday||9am – 5pm||11am – 4pm|
|Friday||9am – 5pm||11am – 4pm|
|Saturday||10am – 5pm||10am – 4pm|
|Sunday||10am – 5pm||10am – 4pm|
Features: Self guided tour of underground cellar, historical buildings, eco trails & eco boat cruises
Our Picks: Roussanne & Marsanne