Our Story

 

Tallagandra Hill is a family owned winery producing premium cool climate wines only from grapes grown on vines enriched by the hardworking soils of Gundaroo and nurtured by the hands and hearts of our family and friends. Our wines carry in them the unique characteristics and the passion of the people and the place. Each bottle contains a hand-made wine and a memorable story. Our aim is to create an unforgettable experience for every person who visits us or savours our wine. Expect to be greeted by Mac, our marketing manager who masqurades as a golden retriever. Enjoy wine tasting with storytelling. Share in our creative space. Become part of our Tallagandra Hill family. We welcome you.

Tallagandra Hill Winery is owned by David Faulks and Mary McAvoy along with their sons Ben and Sam and their families. Taking over from the Schafferius family in 2016, whose legacy lives on in the well-designed and maintained vineyard and beautiful property, David and Mary have drawn on their international experience in design, marketing and events to create a place and products to be enjoyed.

Each wine is crafted through the growing process, the brilliance of wine-makers Greg Gallagher and Jake Carter, the artisty of our designers and storytellers and the hard work of our many friends who have shared our vision and the journey so far.

Our brand

The name Tallagandra Hill means ‘a place of many cows’. It comes from our own unique location in the foothills outside Gundaroo, north of Canberra. The land was originally farming land owned by the Sibley family and was used mostly for grazing prior to the 1990s when Brad and AnneMaree Schafferius first planted the vineyard that is now Tallagandra Hill Winery.

When David Faulks and Mary McAvoy became the new owners of Tallagandra Hill in 2016, they wanted to maintain the heritage of the brand, but refresh the positioning of the place and the wines for a younger, more diverse market. Our philosophy has been to keep the corporate brand simple but express its personality through the stories and personas of each individual wine and events we run. Our new labels each has its own unique story connected to the history of the land, our own history and the stories of our families and friends. Look for the stories of each of our wines.