The winery "Taltarni Vineyards" is located at Avoca in the wine area Pyrenees in the Australian state of Victoria. The name comes from the language of the Aborigines means "red earth" and points to the silicon and iron-containing and thus red colored clay soil (see Terra Rossa ). The company was founded in 1969 and was one of the founders of the viticulture sector. The current owners, John Goelet and Red Earth Nominees, acquired it in 1972 with the vision of producing world-class wines in a cooler Mediterranean climate.
The first wines were marketed five years later. The total estate comprises about 700 hectares of land, of which 132 hectares are planted with vines. The vineyards are located at 400 meters above sea level. Cool nights and warm days create excellent climatic conditions for the production of top wines. It cultivates the red varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz and Malbec, as well as the white varieties Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling.