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Wednesday 5 December 2018

Chateau Tanunda unveils new cellar door

Château Tanunda, one of the most historically significant wineries in the Barossa, has reopened its cellar door after a major refurbishment.

The open-plan cellar door is home to the Grand Cellar, housing over 360 barrels of Château Tanunda Grand Barossa Shiraz, one the Barossa’s leading exported wines. 

The atmospheric cellar door features a hand-crafted, bespoke five-metre-high re-claimed 300-year-old oak wall, sourced from historic brandy puncheons. 

The area will host new seated tasting experiences and showcase the luxury collection of Old Vine Expression wines. 

The space has been renovated in keeping with the heritage features of the property, including a mezzanine which overlooks one of the most impressive barrel halls in Australia. 

Below the mezzanine is a landscape projection system providing an insight into the history of Chateau Tanunda along with revolving cinematography of current winemaking practices. 

VIP guests enter via the concierge room before embarking on their hosted experiences, including current vintage tastings of wines directly from the barrel. 

Guests can experience the Old Vine Expression range, of 50-Year-Old, 100-Year-Old Vines and the rare and collectable 150-Year-Old Vines 1858 Field Blend and 150-Year-Old Vines Semillon as well as sample a full collection of Grand Barossa and The Château limited release single-vineyard wines.

Loyalty Wine Club members have their own dedicated tasting area in historic and restored concrete wine tanks, housing hundreds of thousands of dollars of back-vintage wines. 

Together with the launch of the cellar door, Château Tanunda is also launching the release of a new hhistory book Château Tanunda, Winemakers Since 1890, researched and written by prominent historians Geoffrey Bishop and Don Ross. 

It helps cement Château Tanunda’s position as one of the Barossa’s, and Australia’s, most significant wineries. 

Managing Director and second-generation family member of privately-owned Château Tanunda, Michelle Geber, said: “This year marks 20 years of ownership of this Barossa icon and throughout this time we have invested significantly in the wines and winemaking facilities at the château. 

"Château Tanunda’s new renovations are another great reason to come and visit, or indeed re-visit this impressive estate. Whether your interest is in award winning wines, iconic architecture, history or even a relaxing game of croquet, there is something for everyone."

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