Vignerons who are passionate about Tumbarumba
We’re an association that represents the vignerons of the Tumbarumba wine region. We’re here to enhance, uphold and promote Tumbarumba’s unique grape flavours and distinctive wine styles. For we know this is the reason why our grapes and wines are so sought after.
But to do this isn’t easy. We work with researchers and others to develop best practices so we can continue to improve our grapes and wines. Collaborating with each other unites us, helps us gain efficiencies and ensure our businesses are prosperous. We know that we need to help people discover our area so we partner with tourism and other stakeholders, create events and market our name.
Over time we know that the Tumbarumba brand will become synonymous with premium wine, ensuring our cold climate grapes and wines are forever sought after leaving this mountain area.
Producing cold climate wines
The Tumbarumba Vignerons Association (TVA) represents the winegrowers of the Tumbarumba wine region – a group of people who are passionate about growing super-premium cool climate wine grapes in the western foothills of the Snowy Mountains in Australia, half way between Sydney and Melbourne. With over temperatures dropping below 2oC for a quarter of the year, we believe the flavours of our wines display uniquely cold climate wine characteristics not found elsewhere in Australia.
Super-premium wine grapes have been produced in the Tumbarumba region since the early 1980’s. Chardonnay and classic sparkling wines are the local heroes. While they are the wines most often associated with Tumbarumba, superb cool-climate Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Shiraz, Merlot, Gammay, Tempranillo and Viognier are also produced.
The Tumbarumba region (declared by the Geographic Indicators Committee on 10th December 1998) comprises the town of Tumbarumba and surrounding areas extending as far as Lankeys Creek to the south-west and Humula to the west.
Vital statistics about the Tumbarumba Wine Region
Area under vine 300 hectares
Annual crush 3000 tonnes
Latitude 35º 48″ South
Elevation – town of Tumbarumba 650m above sea level
Elevation – vineyards in Tumbarumba region from 300m to 843m above sea level
Annual rainfall 987mm with winter and spring the wettest seasons
Rainfall during growing season (September to April) 425mm
Average rain days per year 109
Average relative humidity (October through to April) 43%
Degree days 1180º C
Mean daily maximum temperature 18.3%
Mean daily minimum temperature 4.7º C
Soil types in the Tumbarumba region Deep red basalt soils to red granite
White granite and shale derived soils
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