Celebrating 120 years of Hunter Valley winemaking in 2015, the Tulloch family are one of the most famous wine dynasties in Australia.
The company had its start in 1895 when John Younie Tulloch, who owned the Branxton General Store, accepted a 43 acre property to settle a debt. Situated in Pokolbin, this property was home to some neglected Shiraz vines that John decided to reinvigorate – the family’s first foray into winemaking.
Today, Tulloch Wines is in the hands of 3rd generation and Hunter Valley Living Legend Jay Tulloch, along with this daughter Christina Tulloch. A modern Australian brand, Tulloch as built a reputation for being an innovative producer of premium wines that suit the taste of wine-lovers of all ages.
What do you think the next trend in wine will be?
We definitely seeing a resurgence of varieties that were popular in the past. As wine drinkers develop stronger ideas about what they like, they have a greater appreciation for authenticity, honesty and a defined sense of place. I think wine-lovers are beginning to acknowledge the importance of long-standing traditions to winemaking.
What do you love most about the wine business?
Drinking wine, obviously! There’s also the strong community feeling and shared experience, not only within the wine community, but also through sharing fantastic wine, food and conversation with family and friends.
What's your best wine?
This is a great question, because there is no wrong answer. The thing is, if everybody liked the same wines, we wouldn’t make such a wide range of varieties and styles. Wine is a personal, subjective experience, a fact that should be celebrated as in modern life these experiences are few and far between.
Did you know...
Tulloch Wines was launched off the settlement of a debt that was payed off with a piece of land planted with vineyards.