Established in 1860, Goulburn Valley’s Tahbilk Winery has been run by the Purbrick family for the last five generations, since their purchase of the estate in 1925. Recognised as the oldest family-owned winery and= vineyard in Victoria, Tahbilk Winery prides itself on maintaining many of the heritage features that have been integral to the property since its inception.
In keeping with the legacy of the vineyard, Tahbilk Winery’s approach to winemaking is quite traditional with medium-weight, fruit-driven wines comprising the majority of its output. Although its two flagship wine varietals are marsanne and shiraz, the winery also produces other northern Rhône specialties, including roussane, viognier, grenache and mourvèdre.
Tahbilk Winery has won numerous awards and has been particularly successful in the Medal Award categories at the Australian Wine Show. In 2019, Tahbilk Winery was awarded eighteen medals and the trophy for Best Other White Table Wine for its 2016 Marsanne at the Victorian Wine Show.
When visiting Tahbilk Winery, visitors can indulge in its award-winning wines at the on-site restaurant. Showcasing spectacular views, it provides a relaxing location in a gorgeous outdoor setting. The simple menu is brimming with locally sourced produce, and has been carefully curated to pair beautifully with the estate’s wonderful wines.
When visiting the winery, guests have the opportunity to traverse back in time with a walk through the historical cellar yard and cellar door. Tastings are offered in the original winery, which sits atop the underground maturation cellars. These maturation cellars date back to 1860, are fully functional and open for viewing.
Visitors are also encouraged to explore the Tahbilk Wetlands either on foot, or through the available eco friendly, electric powered, guided boat tours. The beautiful orchard and gardens are also available for picnics and games, and on the fourth Sunday of every month, visitors are treated to the Nagambie Farmers Market held on the estate.
For those interested in trying their hand at winemaking, Tahbilk Winery offers an exciting wineblending workshop experience, where visitors can try blending their own signature wine to meet their personal taste preferences. Following the winemaking session, participants receive a bottled version of their unique creation to take home.
⇐ Tahbilk Estate Marsanne
Displaying aromas of grapefruit zest and citrus florals, this lively marsanne’s mineral palate incorporates pear, apple, and citrus fruits. With age, lovely toast, honey and citrus characters develop.
⇐ Tahbilk Estate Shiraz
Defined by dark cherry and plum fruits that sit – most satisfyingly – alongside savoury, spice and black pepper notes, the earthy, chewy tannins ensure the wine would pair perfectly with a hearty lamb roast or rare sirloin steak.
⇐ Tahbilk Estate Grenache Mourvèdre Rosé
This lovely pale pink-toned rosé is infused with the delicately fruity aromas of raspberry, cherry, cranberry and watermelon. On the palate, it is light and bright with a long finish. Depth is provided by the core fruit flavours, and hints of savoury complexity.
⇐ Tahbilk Estate Grenache Mourvèdre
Drawing on the estate’s extensive older vine plantings, this cabernet sauvignon shiraz has a deliciously expressive character as a result of the maturity of its source vines. It displays ripe dark berry and cherry notes with hints of mint, plum, earth and spice. Herbal, cedar and vanillin notes are also made apparent due to the use of a mix of old and new French and American oak barrels.
254 O’Neils Road
Tabilk, via Nagambie
Open 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday and 10:00am – 5:00pm weekends and public holidays.
Open 10:00am – 4:00pm Thursday to Monday
Weddings & Functions
Max 120 seated
Private winery tours, specialised blending workshops, daily wine tastings with wines from the Tahbilk Museum program, scenic walking tracks, and guided boat tours are available. The estate also has a lovely orchard facility for picnics and games, and holds the Nagambie Farmers Market on the fourth Sunday of every month.