The Humble Diplomat Sparkling Viognier
2017 Sparkling ViognierBest Drinking
2018 – 2022
The art of diplomacy requires a gentle but strong hand, a quick mind and a respectful approach. Lee Faulks, was the ultimate diplomat – always welcoming and respectful, generous of heart, with a firm and uncompromising sense of justice.
She thoughtfully nurtured a network of family, friends and acquaintances – whether they be royals or labourers. Our distinctive Sparkling Viognier is made from hand-picked, home-grown grapes from Tallagandra Hill. Its fresh, clean taste on the palate combines with a note of stone fruit, red apple and lychee to produce a wine that is perfect for special occasions with distinguished guests and great friends. Lee always said ‘Diplomacy is best practiced over a glass of bubbles’
The Favourite Son
2018 TempranilloBest Drinking
2018 – 2024
Tempranillo is proving to be ideally suited to the climate of Gundaroo in the Canberra region.
With its origins in Spain, this flamboyant variety produces rich, black grapes, leading to a wine of savoury character with rounded rich dark fruit flavours. It requires special attention in the vineyard with a longer ripening period than other varieties, leading to its status as The Favourite Son. Our Tempranillo is feisty yet balanced, just like our two favourite sons, Ben and Sam.
The Gundaroo Cabbie
2018 Cabernet SauvignonBest Drinking
2019 – 2028
Our Cabernet Sauvignon draws its character from the unique terrain and cool climate ripening period at Gundaroo in the Canberra wine district. This is a full-bodied wine with dark fruit characteristics, savoury on the palate.
While born and raised in Europe, it is a typical Aussie battler, with a rich character and lots of stories to tell. This wine celebrates the community of Gundaroo, a small town with a big heart. There are no cabbies in Gundaroo, just good people helping each other out.
The Good Soldier
2017 Shiraz Cabernet SauvignonBest Drinking
2018 – 2023
The Good Soldier celebrates the coming together of two Australian favourites – Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon – producing a full bodied wine with rich flavor and a bold personality.
The Good Soldier works hard in often unforgiving conditions, has a song in its heart and a strength of character. It blends the dark cherry flavours of our cool climate shiraz with the full-bodied savoury fruit tones of cabernet sauvignon.
Red Belly Black
2018 Sparkling ShirazBest Drinking
2019 – 2025
Our Sparkling Shiraz is an elegant wine with a bite. It is rich on the palate, with the zest of spicy berry fruit flavours and a hint of chocolate.
This signature wine is made from selected parcels of our Great Ron Shiraz grapes, grown at the highest point of Tallagandra Hill. It displays the characteristics of premium cool climate shiraz with just the right amount of fizz to lift any occasion. Serve this wine as an aperitif or when drinking with friends.
The Great Ron Shiraz
2018 ShirazBest Drinking
2019 – 2028
Our shiraz is named after our beloved family patriarch, Ron Faulks, who sadly passed away shortly before his 96th birthday, on the day we finished handpicking the 2017 vintage of this wine. He continues to watch over each year’s harvest.
Like the Great Ron, this wine has a strong, resident character with a memorable finish. With a dark chocolate and toffee nose, it has velvety black plum and cherry flavours and a subtle floral lift. Aged on oak, the wine is both powerful and elegant. Made in limited quantities from selected parcels of fruit, this wine will reward careful cellaring.
Jack & Cecilia
2016 Cabernet DuoBest Drinking
2017 – 2022
Jack & Cecilia is named after the couple who originally farmed the land that is now Tallagandra Hill.
They lived together on the property for 67 years, dying two days apart. They were the ultimate duo – inspiring our blend of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon with its delightful red berry flavours that stay the journey. It is an easy-drinking wine with a vibrant nose, soft palate, and a clean finish.
2018 RoséBest Drinking
2018 – 2020
Made from the Cabernet Franc grape, the wine is named after family matriarch Eva McAvoy, who is gentle of spirit, young of heart and robust of character.
The Eva Rosé is made for those who enjoy social occasions with friends and family, without taking themselves too seriously. It offers the taste of red apple, raspberries and roses with subtle sweetness on the palate. Serve slightly chilled.
The Prodigal Daughter
2018 VermentinoBest Drinking
2018 – 2021
2018 provided the perfect growing conditions, ripening through an extended dry period, for this sophisticated white wine.
Originating in southern Italy, but with a strong Spanish influence, Vermentino o ers vibrant cumquat on the nose, and has characteristic wild herb and citrus flavours. Made 100% from its natural bunches, with no added acid or sugar, its fresh crisp acidity with gentle sweetness makes it a superb wine to drink on its own or with a variety of food. The Prodigal Daughter is named after Mary – the youngest of eight McAvoy children from a farming family in Ireland. Mary has brought her Celtic heritage and talents all the way to Tallagandra Hill.
2018 ViognierBest Drinking
2018 – 2021
The 2018 Viognier displays typical varietal notes of Apricot and Lychee.
The fruit was divided into parcels then fermented in both French oak and stainless steel tanks. The batches were then blended to produce a wine with subtle oak and fresh fruit flavours. It is designed to impress discerning guests who are looking for a white wine with a depth of character and sophistication on the palate. It is inspired by the international community who enrich our society. Serve slightly chilled.
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