The 7th annual Saint Martin Heathcote Wine Show proved to be a memorable night for Tellurian with our wines collecting an incredible haul of 6 Trophies and 4 gold medals.
Redline Shiraz 2018
– Best Young Shiraz (2017/2018) Trophy
– Best Shiraz Trophy
GSM 2018
– Best Rhone red Trophy
– Best Other Wine (non shiraz) Trophy
– Best Single Vineyard Wine Trophy
– Best Grown & Made in Heathcote Trophy
Nero D’Avola 2018 – Gold Medal
Grenache 2018 – Gold Medal
The trophy-winning Tellurian wines and gold medal winners were from the 2018 vintage which was generally warm with a couple of extreme heat days in February. The yields for the 2018 vintage were very low, but the fruit had an incredible concentration of colour and flavour. We believe our move to organic farming has helped the vines develop resilience to perform well in more challenging years, and a reflection of the hard work and planning by Tobias and his team in the vineyard and winery. These wines will be progressively released over the next 3-6 months, with small quantities of the Grenache 2018 available now, but wine club members can get in early and purchase these wines as a mixed dozen of all four gold medal and trophy winners or as a straight dozen.


Saturday 8th June to Monday 10th June 2019

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. The “Hop on Hop off” shuttle departs from the Heathcote Visitor Information Centre, Corner Barrack & High St Heathcote. Bookings available, visit:

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


Saturday 8th June & Sunday 9th June 2019

Our Winter Winery Dinner has become a much sought after event on the Heathcote on Show program. In June 2019 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 matched Tellurian Wines is $100.00 per person. Bus to and from Heathcote is $25 extra.

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

2019 – SOLD OUT – please ensure you have signed up to our Wine Clubs or mailing list in order to receive early notification for these events.



2019 marks the first officially certified organic vintage at Tellurian wines, after a five year journey to achieve the accreditation. It began with a 2014 visit to successful organic vineyards in Northern Rhone, France and has culminated in a quality harvest from vines showing greater resilience over the 2018/19 growing season.

It has been another warm, dry vintage in Heathcote, a mild to warm spring leading into a stunning sunshine-filled summer that attracted many visitors to the region. The warm summer continued in early autumn interspersed with cooler weeks providing some reprieve in the vineyard and winery, over the 4 week harvest. Despite some hot days and lower than average rainfall through winter and spring, The organic program is proving its worth with vines developing their ability to withstand  spikes of warmer weather.


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.


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


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


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


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



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.


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


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


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