TarraWarra Estate

“From the outset our vision has been to produce wines of great quality and integrity amidst a location of beauty and welcome. It is a vision to be shared.” Marc Besen AC and Eva Besen AO from TarraWarra Estate.

History

TarraWarra Estate is a 400 hectare cattle grazing property, vineyard and bushland reserve on the banks of Victoria’s mighty Yarra River. The Estate has been owned by the Besen Family since 1979 with the vineyard established in 1983.

With over 30 years of history and heritage, TarraWarra Estate Pinot Noir represent the vision of Marc and Eva Besen. At the time the original plantings of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir at TarraWarra Estate, represented some of the largest in the region compared to smaller Yarra Valley wineries such as Mount Mary and Yeringberg. TarraWarra Estate produces 100% of its wines from its 70 acre Estate.

The Besens were making at statement – TarraWarra Estate firmly believed the Yarra Valley was the ideal region to produce cool climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. In 2003 the Alan Powell designed TarraWarra Estate Restaurant and cellar door opened. Adjacent stands the independently run TarraWarra Musuem of Art, a donation of Australian art work and the building by Marc and Eva Besen.

In 2015 construction began on the new Cellar Door. The final piece in Marc and Eva Besens vision.


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The People

General Manager / Winemaker – Clare Halloran

Vineyard Manager – Stuart Sissins

Winemaker – Adam McCullum

Venue Manager – Darren Fraser

Head Chef – Mark Ebbels

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The Wines

Estate Range: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Pinot Noir Rosé, Barbera

An introduction to the character of TarraWarra Estate with clarity of fruit and an emphasis on balance and harmony, these single varietals are blended from blocks across the estate. Ready to be enjoyed on release.

Reserve Range: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Blanc de Blancs

A pure, individual expression of the varietal, specific to the TarraWarra Estate site on which it is grown.

Single Block Series: K Block Merlot, J Block Shiraz, Nebbiolo, South Block Chardonnay Chardonnay, Marsanne Roussanne Viognier

TarraWarra Estate’s two flagship wines are made from classic Burgundy varietals, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, which are particularly suited to the Yarra Valley’s cool climate.

 

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