As original as the Estate itself, these un-grafted, pre-phylloxera Shiraz plantings are amongst the oldest in the world. The vines have survived Phylloxera – the vine louse that decimated Europe’s vineyards and arrived at Tahbilk in the late 1800s – as well as Mother Nature’s droughts, floods and killer frosts.
Our ‘1860 Vines’ planting was nominated by renowned USA Wine & Spirits magazine as one of the 25 Great Vineyards of the World. The vineyards selected were those where the terroir – the total environment of a place, including soil, climate, aspect, vine and even history “is most clearly
perceptible in the wine.”
Wine auctioneers Langton’s recently released Classification of Australian Wine VII lists Tahbilk’s ‘1860 Vines’ Shiraz releases as ‘Outstanding’, defined as “the best of Australian Wine making practices, vineyard provenance and regional voice”. “The exquisite and increasingly rare 1860 Vines Shiraz … typically possesses violet, herb garden, blackberry and chocolate aromas, loose-knit gravelly tannin structures, and underlying roasted walnut and chestnut notes.”
Since the 1979 vintage inaugural release under Alister’s tutelage, these wines have become one of the world’s most sought after wine collectables and, more importantly, sublime drinks.
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