The wine producers and growers of Tumbarumba

The winegrowers of Tumbarumba are passionate, hands-on vignerons working with the unique characteristics of the region – the climate, the soils and the pure mountain air and water. They grow super-premium cool climate wine grapes that are stamped with pure fruit flavours, natural acidity and minerality. These grapes are highly sought after by many of Australia’s best wine companies. Fortunately for fine wine consumers and wine tourists some of the best grapes grown in Tumbarumba stay in Tumbarumba with local winegrowers releasing wine under their own labels and increasingly gaining national recognition.

Some wine producers have cellar doors with regular opening times while others don’t. Regardless, they are all very keen to share their passion for their wines with you. Check their websites for opening hours and contact details then get in touch and let them know when you will be in the area. Check out the following links and websites for more information.

 

Wine producers

  1. Black Range Wines – Robert and Robyn Parkes
  2. Coppabella Vineyard – Jason Brown
  3. Courabyra Wines – Cathy and Brian Gairn
  4. Courabyra Wines – Revee Estates – Stephen Morrison
  5. Excelsior Peak Wines – Juliet Cullen
  6. Johansen Wines – Robert and Heather Johansen with Helle and Tom Southwell
  7. Obsession Wines – Adrian Brayne
  8. Mount Tumbarumba Vineyard – Richard Cottam and Elvie Yates
  9. Tumbarumba Wines Escape – Tracy Allen and Simon Booth

Vineyard/ wine grower

  1. Wondalma Vineyard
  2. Ian and Lise Bell
  3. Fields Vineyard
  4. Graeme and Carol Grant
  5. David Lyons
  6. Frank and Christine Minutello – Tooma Vineyards
  7. Brian and Jennie Wilkinson – Yarramundi
  8. Ben Wright 
 

1. Black Range Wines – Robert and Robyn Parkes 

Location: Black Range Road, Tumbarumba

Elevation: 740m

Soil Type: Basalt

Varieties:
Chardonnay I10V1
Pinot Noir MV6
Riesling
Sauvignon Blanc Bordeaux 1994

Trellis System: Scott Henry, spur pruned, VSP

Wines: Black Range Wines, Yattarna, Bin 311, Barwang


 

2. Coppabella Vineyard – Jason Brown

Location: Wagga Road, Tumbarumba

Website: https://coppabella.com.au

Elevation: 555- 645m

Orientation: Varying aspects.

Soil Type: Basalt

Varieties:
Chardonnay E95, I10V1 and V3
Pinot Noir Able, 114, 115, Pomard, 667, 777, MV6 and D5V12
Pinot Meunier
Sauvignon Blanc
Pinot Gris
Gamay
Gruner Veltliner

Trellis System: VSP spur pruned

Wines: Coppabella, Moppity Vineyards


 

3. Courabyra Wines – Cathy and Brian Gairn

Website: www.courabyrawines.com

Location: 805 Courabyra Road, Tumbarumba

Elevation: 730m

Orientation: Westerly aspect, East/West rows

Soil Type: Red granite

Varieties:
Chardonnay I10V1
Pinot Noir MV6 and D5V12
Pinot Meunier Hoddles Creek clone

Trellis System: VSP spur pruned, VSP double cane pruned

Wines: Sir James Tumbarumba Sparkling, Eden Road, Collector Wines, Courabyra Wines


 

4. Courabyra Wines – Stephen Morrison, Revee Estate

Website: www.courabyrawines.com

Location: 157 Courabyra Road, Tumbarumba

Elevation: 730m

Soil Type: Basalt and red granite

Varieties:
Chardonnay I10V1 and Penfolds 58
Pinot Noir MV6 and D5V12
Sauvignon Blanc
Pinot Gris
Pinot Meunier

Trellis System: Scott Henry, VSP spur pruned and VSP Cane pruned.

Wines: Treasury Wine Estates, Salinger Sparkling, Clonakilla, Eden Road, Collector Wines, Retief Wines, Courabyra Wines


 

5. Excelsior Peak – Juliet Cullen

Contact: Juliet Cullen 0428 485102

Location: 1927, Jingellic Road, Tumbarumba

Elevation: 630m

Orientation: North Westerly aspect, North/South rows

Soil Type: Granitic loam

Varieties:
Chardonnay
Sauvignon Blanc
Riesling
Pinot Noir
Sangiovese

Wines: XPeak Wine range


 

6. Johansen Wines – Robert and Heather Johansen with Helle and Tom Southwell

Website: https://www.johansenwines.com.au

Location: Black Range Road, Tumbarumba

Elevation: 700m

Orientation: Easterly aspect, North/ South rows

Soil Type: Red granite

Varieties:
Chardonnay I10V5 and V1
Pinot Noir MV6 and 777
Pinot Gris
Riesling
Gamay

Trellis System: VSP spur pruned, cane pruned

Wines: McWilliams, Hungerford Hill, Cassegrain


 

7. Obsession Wines by Brayne Estate – Adrian Brayne

Website: www.brayneestate.com.au

Location: 110 Allawah Road, Tumbarumba

Elevation: 840-850m

Orientation: Easterly aspect, North/South rows

Soil type: decomposed granite

Varieties:
Chardonnay 95
Pinot Noir 667
Tempranillo D8V12
Sauvignon Blanc
Shiraz EVO12, ENTAV 470, Yalumba 1

Trellis System: VSP spur pruned

Wines: Obsession Wines by Brayne Estate


 

8. Mount Tumbarumba Vineyard – Richard Cottam and Elvie Yates

Website: www.mounttumbarumba.com.au

Contact: 0408 242542

Location: 14 Jarvis Lane, Tumbarumba

Elevation: 670m

Orientation: Northerly aspect, NW/SE rows

Soil Type: Red loam over clay from decomposed granite

Varieties:
Chardonnay I10V5
Pinot Noir MV6
Pinot Gris V14

Trellis System: VSP spur pruned

Wines: Mount Tumbarumba Vineyard On the Fly wines


 

9. Tumbarumba Wines Escape – Tracy Allen and Simon Booth

Website: www.tumbarumbawinesescape.com.au

Location: 3446 Jingellic Road, Tumbarumba

Elevation: 530m

Orientation: North/South rows

Soil Type: Decomposed granite over clay

Varieties:
  Chardonnay I10V1
Pinot Gris
Shiraz

Trellis System: VSP spur pruned

Wines: Tumbarumba Wines Escape


 

a. Wondalma Vineyard – Barclay family

Location: Courabyra Road, Tumbarumba

Elevation: 700m

Soil Type: Red granite

Varieties:
Chardonnay I10V1
Pinot Noir MV6

Trellis System: Scott Henry

Wines: Penfolds Bin 311, Charles Sturt University, McWilliams


 

b. Ian and Lise Bell

Location: Maragle

Elevation: 410m

Orientation: North/South rows

Soil Type: Red granite over clay loam

Varieties:
Chardonnay I10V1 and Penfolds 58
Pinot Noir MV6
Sauvignon Blanc

Trellis System: Scott Henry and Smart Dyson spur pruned

Wines: Hungerford Hill, Chalkers Crossing, McWilliams, Eden Road


 

c. Fields Vineyard

Location: Allawah Road, Tumbarumba

Elevation: 820m

Soil Type: Decomposed granite

Varieties:
Chardonnay I10V1, 95 and 96
Pinot Noir MV6, 114 and 115
Riesling

Trellis System: Scott Henry spur pruned, VSP spur pruned

Wines: Eileen Hardy, Sir James Sparkling, McWilliams 842 (prior to 2017)


 

d. Graeme and Carol Grant

Location: The Echoes, Maginnitys Gap Road, Tumbarumba

Elevation: 600m

Orientaion: East/West rows

Soil Type: Red loam

Varieties:
Chardonnay
Pinot Noir

Trellis System: VSP spur pruned

Wines: Treasury Wine Estates, Penfolds sparkling and dry whites


 

e. David Lyons

Location: Maragle

Elevation: 600m

Orientation: Northerly aspect, East/West rows

Soil Type: Grey Granite

Varieties:
Chardonnay Penfold 58
Pinot Noir 777, 114 and 115
Tempranillo
Pinot Gris

Trellis System: VSP, spur and cane pruned

Wines: Hungerford Hill, Charles Sturt University


 

f. Frank and Christine Minutello 

Location: Maragle

Elevation: 550m

Orientation: Easterly aspect, North/ South rows

Soil Type: Decomposed granite

Varieties:
Chardonnay
Pinot Noir MV6
Prosecco

Trellis System: Scott Henry

Wines: Treasury Wine Estates, McWilliams


 

g. Brian and Jenny Wilkinson – Yarramundi Vineyard

Location: Glenroy

Elevation: 530 – 600m

Orientation: Easterly aspect, North/South rows

Soil Type: Sandy clay loam over decomposed rock of shale origin.

Varieties:
Chardonnay I10V3 planted in 1992
Pinot Noir various clones

Trellis System: Scott Henry and Smart Dyson

Wines Penfolds Bin 311 and McWilliams 842

 

 

h. Ben Wright

Location: Jingellic Road

Elevation:

Orientation: 

Soil Type:

Varieties:
Albarino
Gruner Veltliner

Trellis System:

Wines: