Tumbarumba is a cool climate wine growing area mid-way between Melbourne and Sydney and just 3 hours from Canberra. The wine industry was first established here in the early eighties and is still regarded as one of the newest wine producing regions in New South Wales.
There is approximately 330 hectares of vineyard plantings in the Tumbarumba region, with an annual crush of about 3000 tonnes depending on the weather! While the cool climate gives the wines the sort after intense flavours the cool morning frosts can be stressful for the farmer.
Tumbarumba’s signature wines are Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir for sparkling and table wines. In recent years the newer plantings include Merlot, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Shiraz and Viognier. The latter varieties helped by the warm dry seasons experienced in the past few years.
The majority of grapes produced in the region are sold onto the major wine companies, with small parcels of fruit staying in the area. Local wine labels re increasing with six available and a couple in the pipe line. Five cellar doors have opened. For more background click this link:
Glenburnie Cellar Door and B & B Black Range Road, Tumbarumba . Open every day 10 am – 6 pm
P 0269482570 or 0427482570 E
Upper Murray Estate
8792 Murray River Road Walwa Open 10 am – 5 pm, Thursday to Monday P 02 6037 1577 M 0429 411 582
By appointment only. P: 02 6948 2462
Tumbarumba Wines Escape
3446 Jingellic road, Tumbarumba The region’s latest and uniquely different Tuscan style Cellar Door. Sample cool climate wines accompanied with Italian style platters. Open 11 am – 4 pm saturaday and sunday, or by appointment. P 02 6948 5254 mobile 0419 429 990.
Wine Sippers Elms Restaurant in the Tumbarumba Motel invites you along to a monthly complimentary wine tasting. You can follow up with dinner and the featured wine matched with some dishes, or just a glass of wine after the tasting. Tasting runs from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm, with local wine growers providing information about the featured wines. Beer drinkers are welcome as the full bar will be available. Bookings are essential. Phone 02 6948 2494