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.
The wines we make at Tumblong Hills come with a purpose – towards continuous improvement in respect of the fundamentals of nature and for the benefit of future generations.
Simon Robertson has this land in his blood. A second-generation vigneron, a devoted advocate of sustainable farming with a back ground in Biodynamics, and a profound acknowledgment of the role soil plays in good winemaking practice. Simon leads the team at Tumblong Hills with a wisdom that great wines are made in the vineyard and that our healthy living soils are the backbone to these wines. Good soil : Great wines!
We’re not here by accident. In conjunction with the unique cooling winds from the Snowy Mountains, our carefully planted vineyard sites ensure the wines of Tumblong Hills retain distinctive varietal characters, forged from the vineyard’s rich living volcanic soils, and nearness to nourishing, mountain-derived water.
We pride ourselves on our portfolio, that stays true to the multicultural heritage of our home, and the European style of our wine, while challenging the status quo with lesser-known, climate friendly varietals to enjoy and explore with your friends and family, whatever the occasion.
General Manager & Vigneron
Simon has a remarkable ability to harness a vineyard’s terroir and navigate the challenges of each vintage – Tumblong Hills’ premium wines are testament to his finely-honed skills.
Simon was introduced to wine at the age of ten by his father Peter, a pioneering winemaker and viticulturist responsible for establishing the Barwang Winery in the Hilltops region of New South Wales. Simon’s early love of wine led him to pursue studies in viticulture and winemaking, before heading to Europe to discover the likes of Château d’Yquem in Sauternes, France, and Tokaji in Hungary.
After returning to Australia, Simon worked at Barwang, as his father had done, before becoming a pioneer in his own right – Simon was a sought-after consultant and contractor to some of Australia’s major wineries, established and managed his own winery, was awarded WINE Selector Magazine’s Viticulturist of the Year in 2006, worked on projects in India and Russia, and now heads up the Tumblong Hills team.
Simon is a sought-after consultant and contractor to some of Australia’s major wineries. Having established and managed his own winery in 2000, he was awarded WINE Selector Magazine’s Viticulturist of the Year in 2006. Simon has consulted to and worked on projects in India and Russia, and now heads up his hand-picked team at the vineyards of the Gundagai region.
Join him on a journey towards pure vineyard expression through the wines of Tumblong Hills.