Good afternoon! This Friday night we welcome a relatively new producer to the tasting bench – Tarrahill.
I say ‘relatively new’ because current owners, the Hamer family, actually planted the first vines in 1990. However, up until 2012 the vast majority of fruit was snapped up by other Yarra producers, plenty finding it’s way into reserve labels at Yering Station and Toolangi (it was the source of our first Patch Shiraz, too……quality in spades!).
More recently, Andrea Hamer has taken on the role of vineyard manager and is determined to run the place on biodynamic principles to achieve a generally more healthy site, as well as higher quality fruit – she’s well on her way! Her husband, Jonathon, makes the wine on site and joins us from 5:00pm with four Tarrahill offerings – 2013 Chardonnay, 2013 Pinot Noir, 2012 Shiraz, and a red blend from 2012 called ‘Le Batard’ (predominantly Pinot, with a splash of Shiraz and Cabernet).
This is a producer worth keeping a very close eye on in the near future as this 25 year old vineyard really hits its straps, so this is a great opportunity for us to showcase their current day wares. Lovely people, good story, good wines at very reasonable prices…
Get around ’em from 5:00pm tomorrow night!
Enjoy a safe weekend!