WINERY OF THE MONTH
Fine wines don’t just happen – they are created from passion, dedication and grape quality. Tomich Wines has 200 acres of grapes in the Onkaparinga Valley in the GI region of Adelaide Hills. It is one of the largest cool climate vineyards in the Adelaide Hills and is immediately adjacent to other established outstanding vineyards owned by leading Australian premium cool climate producers. The Onkaparinga River runs through the vineyard in its eastern aspect.
The vineyard is approximately 365m – 400m above sea level, has an annual rainfall of approximately 800mm and records temperatures that are five degrees centigrade cooler than Adelaide.
The mesoclimate is ideally suited to producing premium fine wine as the cool temperatures promote late budburst and long, slow ripening of fruit. These nurtured grapes produce intense, pure fruit flavours for wines of a complex and delicate nature.
The Onkaparinga Valley was recognized as some of the best land in the State of South Australia by the early settlers. The vineyard property was originally opened up by the South Australian Company in 1840. The first man to work the land was a German settler, Johann Köhlhagen whose home built in 1857, still stands on the property. The land originally farmed wheat, barley, potatoes and cattle and Johann first sold his produce at market in Adelaide in 1849.
Driven by passion that creates the wine from the land we love – cool climate fine wine that caresses the nose, excites the palate and touches the soul” – John Tomich
Some of Australia’s finest cool climate wine is produced from the Adelaide Hills, a mere 35 minute drive east of Adelaide, South Australia. That is why John and Vicki Tomich together with their three sons Randal, Damian and Sam selected this stunning region for the establishment of their vineyard. Nestled along the Onkaparinga River, the vineyard is just north of the township of Woodside in the “Hills”– a region well known for producing fruit with elegant, vibrant and fresh varietal flavours.
The family has a farming history spanning three generations. Today, their philosophy is that of ‘giving more back to the land than you take’.
Raised on a vineyard in Coomealla, NSW, John learnt to grow premium grapes from his father Ivan, whose ancestry came from vineyards on the Dalmatian Adriatic Coast. John’s eldest sons Randal and Damian were in turn passed the knowledge and skills from their father and grandfathers and were raised with their hands firmly in the soil.
During the time Randal was developing the vineyard, using his newly invented and acclaimed soil amelioration equipment and technology – the “Vibrosoiler”, John completed a post graduate diploma in winemaking at the University of Adelaide and is currently undertaking the challenging studies to become a Master of Wine.
I hope you all enjoy the wines from this months winery of the month.
Arts Range - Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz - $15.99 each or 2 for $29.00
Hill Range - Riesling, Pinot Noir, Pinot Noir Rose, Cabernet Sauvignon - $19.99 each or 2 for $37.00
Family Reserve Range - Chardonnay, Pinot Noir - 29.99 each.
Buy any 2 bottles of the Arts Range or Hill Range or any bottle of the other Family Reserve Range and go in to the draw to win this fabulous hamper supplied by our friends at Tomich Winery. Drawn on 31st August 2013 & 30th September 2013.
For more information on Tomich Wines please click here.
741 Botany Road (Cnr Queen St), ROSEBERY NSW 2018
Tel - 02 9699 2213 Fax - 02 9699 2068
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Thur 10.00am - 9.00pm
Fri/Sat 10.00am - 9.30pm
Sun 10.00am - 8.00pm
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