Established in 1969, Taltarni is one of the founding wineries of Australia’s Pyrenees wine region in Victoria. Owner John Goelet, a direct descendant of the Guestier wine merchant family of Bordeaux, discovered Taltarni through a worldwide search for a site comparable to the great vineyards of Bordeaux. Today, Taltarni combines old-world traditions with innovative new-world techniques to produce a diverse range of high-calibre still wines and méthode traditionnelle-crafted Sparklings, including Taltarni Taché, Australia’s most popular Sparkling Rosé. The diversity of Taltarni’s portfolio of wines ensures that there's a perfect Taltarni wine for all key moments in life.
What is the emblem on your labels?
Taltarni's labels feature a 17th century cartouche. A cartouche is a custom-designed medallion that was worn around the necks of ancient civilisations to protect against loss of name and identity. Worn on each bottle, Taltarni's cartouche presents and protects the identity of the wine. The design on Taltarni's cartouche, which was a feature of Taltarni's very first label in 1977, depicts Saint Peter holding the keys to the Kingdom – a metaphor for unlocking the door to key moments in life.
What steps are you taking to reduce your climate change impacts?
In addition to being Australian Packaging Covenant signatories, we maintain an ‘Insectarium’ (vegetation corridor) of around 2,000 native plants that provide a pollen and nectar source for a range of beneficial insects, greatly reducing our need for chemicals and other controls in our vineyards. Our viticulturist, Matt Bailey, refers to our ‘insectariums’ as insect holiday resorts - the insect ‘holidaymakers’, the good insects, eat the bad insects that eat the vines . . . not too dissimilar to the ‘Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly’!
Did you know...
Taché is the French word for ‘stained’. At disgorging Taltarni Taché is stained with a Taltarni estate red wine, which imparts the unique taste and elegant salmon colour.