STRAIGHT FROM THE PRESS

VINTAGE 2019 APPROACHING

After a long hot summer in Heathcote, vintage is almost upon us with most varieties finishing veraison and slowly ripening and building flavour. Harvesting is expected to commence in mid February with the first picking likely to be shiraz for Rosé. This year is expected to produce a similar crop to 2018, where we experienced very low yields, and high concentration of flavour.

TELLURIAN CERTIFIED ORGANIC

Tellurian has officially achieved organic certification for our Toolleen vineyards. This makes us one of the only certified organic producers in Heathcote, a region we believe is ideal for this style of farming.

The inspiration for the move to organics was sparked by a trip to northern Rhone in, when Ian Hopkins and viticulturist Tim Brown toured the region to research close planting and saw that a few of the best high-density growers in St Joseph and Hermitage were also applying organic principals.

In addition to cutting out all use of all synthetic fungicides and herbicides, one of the key changes in viticulture was the use of an under vine cultivator for weed management. Cutting through the roots of weeds with minimal disturbance of organic matter allowed weeds to decompose into the soil enriching microbiome activity and promoting healthier soils. It also allows better moisture penetration into the subsoil.

The first vintage to be labelled with organic credentials will be the wines crafted in 2019.

QANTAS MAGAZINE – THE VICTORIAN WINE REGION YOU HAVEN’T VISITED YET

January 16, 2019

By Peter Bourne and Rebecca Villis

Despite its proximity to Melbourne, 
this scenic wine region has managed 
to fly under the radar – until now.

A 90-minute drive north of Melbourne, Victoria’s Heathcote region doesn’t hold back on its bucolic charm. Visitors are greeted by what looks like a giant game of marbles abandoned centuries ago: large granite boulders strewn across sharp green peaks. Roads wind through this dramatic landscape punctuated with rolling hills before reaching the area’s heart, where vast open bushland dotted with ageing eucalypts takes over.

But Heathcote is much more than scenic drives and must-stop lookouts. A burgeoning food and wine scene is also part of its charm. It all began in 1955 when Czechoslovakian vigneron Paul Osicka and his family arrived and planted the first vines in Graytown. Two decades later, Ron Laughton of Jasper Hill in Ladys Pass produced spectacular shiraz, which remains the region’s signature variety.

Read the full story and Tellurian cellar door review in the link below:

Qantas Travel Insider Explores Heathcote

FRIDAY TASTING AT VINE PROVIDORE

From 5:00pm Friday 23 November 2018

Join us on Friday afternoon from 5:00pm at Vine Providore in Sydney’s Moore Park Gardens.

This is one of our favourite eastern suburbs wine stores set inside the historic Reschs brewery. You’ll find a treasure trove of beverages here including our latest Tellurian wines from Heathcote.

Hope to see you there.

 

Vine Providores Shop 1, Moore Park Gardens, 780 Bourke Street, Redfern 2016 https://vinewine.com.au

DO YOU NEED TO STOCK UP FOR CHRISTMAS?

10:30am to 5:30pm Sunday 18 November

Come along to the East Malvern Wine & Food Festival Sunday 18 November 2018.

We will be there showing  our finest Tellurian wines along with a great crew of other wineries, craft beer and cider producers.

You will not go hungry with some feasting opportunities from the food trucks and pop-up restaurant stalls alongside artisanal producers of cheese and other treats!

More details at the East Malvern Food and Wine website https://eastmalvernfoodandwine.melbourne

IF YOU’RE HEADING TO SORRENTO – BOOK IN TO BISTRO ELBA

November 2018

Thank you to all our friends who joined us for a Tellurian dinner at Bistro Elba on the 30th October.

Our winemaker Tobias Ansted always loves the opportunity to share our Rhône wines as well as our wines that are inspired by a love of Southern Italy.

We can highly recommend Bistro Elba if you are heading to Sorrento, the food is delicious and our wines are on the list! Make sure you book it’s a popular destination.

Bistro Elba – 100-102 Ocean Beach Rd Sorrento, Victoria. P: 03 5984 4995

https://www.bistroelba.com.au

 

BEST WHITE WINE HEATHCOTE WINE SHOW

August 2018

Don’t miss out on our legendary Tellurian Viognier 2017! This exceptional wine has just been awarded Best White Wine at the 2018 Saint Martin Heathcote Wine Show by a leading panel of Australian judges led by Sue Bell. From hundreds of entries our Viognier took out a Top Gold for the best white at the show.

Our winemaker Tobias (possibly one of the most devoted viognier fans outside of the Rhone) is understandably delighted at this success. Snap up some for your cellars as it is a limited release and will go quickly.

EXPERIENCE HEATHCOTE’S WINE HEAVEN

Weekend 6-7 October 2018

Join us with 40 of Heathcote’s finest producer for a little slice of wine heaven at the annual Heathcote Wine & Food Festival. It’s a great couple of days, music, food, and wine. Meet the locals and taste our region’s most famed red wine, shiraz as well as the many brilliant Mediterranean varieties now being produced here.
It all happens at the Heathcote Showgrounds. Round up a couple of friend, shake the spiders out of your gum boots, put on your hat and come.
Buses will run Melbourne and Bendigo.

For ticket information visit Heathcote Wine & Food Festival or for more information visit Heathcote Wine Growers

BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE FOR TELLURIAN

March 2018

We started our 2018 harvest start in the cool of the morning of 8th February after a relatively warm and dry season. The season started with moderate to low rain fall in spring and summer followed by warm to hot summer days balanced by cool nights where temperatures often dropped down to 14 degrees. This allowed the grapes to recover, retain freshness and slowly ripen with beautiful flavour development, structure and tannins.

A couple of extreme heat days in January and February meant smaller berries but terrific concentration of colour and flavour. Fiano, viognier, riesling marsanne and shiraz were all harvested by the end of February, grenache in early March, and later ripening crops mouvèrdre and nero d’avola picked in mid-March

HEATHCOTE ON SHOW

Saturday 9th June to Monday 11th June 2018

One of the best weekends on the Heathcote regional calendar to explore cellar doors, meet the winemakers and enjoy local hospitality. Tellurian Cellar Door will be open all long weekend with special offers and the chance to taste some special limited releases and aged wines from our cellars.

Shuttle buses will be available Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th June with three different touring routes available  – $20 per route. The “Hop on Hop off” shuttle departs from the Heathcote Visitor Information Centre, Corner Barrack & High St Heathcote. Bookings available, visit: www.heathcote.org.au

For a full list of activities in the region visit: www.heathcoteonshow.com.au or call the Heathcote Visitor Information Centre on 03 5433 3121

‘WINTER WINERY’ DINNER 

Saturday 9th June & Sunday 10th June 2018

Our Winter Winery Dinner has become a much sought after event on the Heathcote on Show program. In June 2018 we’ll be opening the barrel room once again for a hearty feast and selection of current release wines as well as a few special bottles from our museum collection.

It’s a beautiful night, great food, the best of our wines, in the romantic setting of our barrel room.

Four Courses with 8 matched Tellurian Wines is $90.00 per person. Bus to and from Heathcote is $20 extra.

As places are limited, book is essential – Email [email protected]

EAST MALVERN FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL

Sunday 19th November 2017

We will be heading to Central Park in East Malvern, Melbourne in November for what is becoming a very popular day on the sipping and savouring calendar. A great line-up artisans will be there; regional wineries from Heathcote and Bendigo as well as local and international food producers.

We will be there to say hi and pour you a glass or two of our wines to match with food options from the food trucks and pop-up restaurants.

Great time to stock up for Christmas and the festive lead-up!

Entry is free and wine tasting glasses and ticket packages are available starting at $20.

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