Cold Climate Wine Region (Cellar Doors)
Tumbarumba is a cool climate wine growing region. The wine industry was first established here in the early eighties and is 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 region.
The majority of grapes produced in the region are sold onto the major wine companies, with small parcels of fruit staying in the area. Of the fruit that remains in the region, a select number of growers produce under their own labels. Such wines are available at the two local supermarkets.
A limited number of these producers operate cellar doors, to allow visitors to taste their wines and experience the best our region has to offer.
A list of wineries in the area include:
With thanks to Tumbarumba Shire Tourism for the above information.