MESSAGE FROM TUMBLONG HILLS
At Tumblong Hills, we like to think of ourselves as a community within a community. A tapestry of experienced vineyard operators who have honed their craft in some of Southern NSW’s most substantial and progressive wine regions, now working towards a shared idea of creating wine.
We’re also sustainability-minded. We have began transitioning our products to Lean+Green wine bottles which are made from 90% recycled glass. This means our wine will be more environmentally-friendly and have less of a carbon footprint.
Altitude: 250 to 350 metres
Harvest: Late February to mid-March
Mean January Temperature: 23.5OC
Located 160 kilometres southwest of Canberra, along the foothills of New South Wales’ picturesque Snowy Mountains, Gundagai is the historical crossing point of the Murrumbidgee River – and it is as rich with red volcanic soils as it is with Australian folklore. While most of today’s vineyards in the region were planted throughout the 1990s, vineyards thrived in the area as far back as 1877 and bush poetry and ballads carved a place for Gundagai in Australian hearts as early as the 1900s.
Gundagai’s landscape is not only incredibly beautiful, but the nearby Snowy Mountains encourage cool evening breezes throughout the growing season, which helps preserve delicate, complex fruit characters, and the vibrant, ironstone-rich soil is particularly ideal for producing powerful, yet elegant, medium-bodied dry reds. The region is predominately known for premium Syrah/Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon with many Italian styles, such as Nebbiolo, Sangiovese and Barbera, also performing extremely well.