Tamburlaine Wines was initially established in 1966. The Managing Director and chief winemaker, Mark Davidson, along with his family and friends, purchased the Hunter winery in 1985. The philosophy of the winery is based on contemporary organic methods in the winery and vineyards. Tamburlaine is one of Australia’s most prominent organic wine producers with vineyards in the Orange and Hunter Valley regions. The name is taken from Christopher Marlowe’s famous play and character, ‘Tamburlaine the Great.’ They successfully produce vegan-friendly and no added sulfur, organic wines.
The winery went through a three-year conversion period to be certified organic. There is no use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides in the vineyards. It helps to retain the health of the vines and provides sustainability over a longer period. The workers recycle water, use solar energy, and take other measures to maintain soil health. New solar panels are also being installed on the winery’s roof. To increase organic matter, they compost the winery outputs and spread them through the vineyards. A lot of care is taken while fermentation and the levels of SO2 are kept at a minimum.
The main varieties of grapes that grow here are Chardonnay, Verdelho, Riesling, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Arneis, Syrah, Shiraz, Malbec, Gewurztraminer, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, Muscat and Pinot Gris. The best grapes go into the production of their high-quality red, white, rose, sparkling, dessert, and fortified wines.
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Chardonnay, Semillon, Verdelho, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Viognier, Arneis, Syrah, Shiraz, Merlot, Malbec, Grenache, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Muscat