In 1925, Tahbilk was purchased from the Bear family by my great-grandfather Reginald Purbrick.
It was the family tradition of pride, hard work and a love of good wine that breathed new life into the Estate, commencing with my grandfather, Eric Stevens Purbrick, who spent some early time at Tahbilk in the mid 1920’s before taking on management and winemaking responsibilities in 1931.
My father John started his direct involvement in 1955; and then my own commenced in 1979 when, after graduating as an oenologist from Roseworthy College, I took on the role as head winemaker and Chief Executive Officer. The legacy continued, and continues, with fifth generation Hayley – my daughter – joining Tahbilk in 2009.
To celebrate this legacy the winemaking team were given the challenge of bringing together five distinctive Estate red and white varietals to echo the five generations of Purbrick family involvement.
I commend our winemaker's latest 'Five Generations' Red to you.
Alister Purbrick | 4th Generation
PS By a curious twist of fate, the family involvement actually began in 1875 when James Escott Purbrick, third cousin to Reginald, was employed to excavate and construct the ‘New Cellar’.
Delivery is FREE to addresses in VIC, NSW, ACT, SA & QLD for all orders in dozen lots - straight or mixed cases, Wine Club Special Offers and Magnums.
There is a standard $12.00 delivery charge per dozen, Wine Club Special Offer or Magnum for deliveries to WA, NT & TAS.
For some rural areas, delivery may be to a local depot or designated drop-off point for collection.
Since 2012 Tahbilk Winery has achieved the goal of being 'Carbon Neutral'. This means that through a transparent process of measuring emissions, reducing those emissions and offsetting residual emissions, our net calculated carbon emissions equal zero.
This is a journey not a destination; see our carboNZero certified journey.
Hayley Purbrick 5th Generation