With over 350 acres of vineyards situated in Tanunda, Bethany, Vine Vale and Eden Valley, and over 40 ongoing grower relationships, some formed over 6-generations, Château Tanunda has an enviable array of high-quality fruit to choose from to craft wines of distinction. It is this diversity of ‘terroirs’ which enables us to create our classic and refined house style.
Our wines come from some of the oldest vines in the Barossa, and the world. This includes Shiraz and Grenache planted on their own rootstock over 150 years ago; Shiraz, Semillon and Riesling vines over 100 years of age, and Shiraz and Cabernet vines of at least 50 years of age. These vineyards have proven the test of time to consistently produce wines of outstanding complexity, structure and intensity of flavour.
LOT 100 VINEYARD
Home to some of the oldest Shiraz vines in the world. The heart of our highly-awarded 100 Year Old Vine Shiraz.
FIEDLER’S VIEW VINEYARD
Home to vines first planted in 1843.
EDEN VALLEY VINEYARD
Home to our elegant single-vineyard range of wines.
CRICKET BLOCK VINEYARD
Our estate vineyard which is home to some of the oldest continually producing Riesling vines anywhere in Australia.
Drip Irrigation: All four sites are drip irrigated which provides us with the most control over water management. Each vine has its own dripper, targeting the base of the vine to ensure minimal wastage. We have soil moisture probes in our vineyards measuring moisture content so we are only watering when the vines need it.
Conscious Spraying: Our growing period sees minimal interference with foliage control. We only apply minimal fungicide sprays (less than 10 applications per season) and keep our pesticide use to an absolute minimum.
Soil Testing: We conduct regular soil tests to uncover exactly what our sites are in need of and distribute those specifics accordingly, ensuring no wastage and unlocking full block potential. We are doing this not only in younger vineyards but in the rejuvenation of old vineyards that are 50, 100, and 150 years of age.
Cover Crops: During our dormant period, all our vines are hand pruned. The cane prunings are mulched back into every other mid-row, while the opposite mid-rows are cultivated with clover, barley, vetch and the like. This adds structure, prevents erosion, delivers nitrogen and attracts beneficial insects.