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.
In 1986, the Tasmanian winery Clover Hill was acquired. Today's premium ice house is located in northeastern Tasmania in the Piper's River region, which has a similar climate as the Chamapgne. Around 21 hectares were planted exclusively with the three classic Champagne varieties Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. In some years with exceptionally good climatic conditions, a blanc de blancs is produced.
In 1998, the winery Lalla Gully was founded in 1992 in northeastern Tasmania. The vineyards cover nearly 18 hectares. The picturesque property is embedded in a natural amphitheater and creates excellent conditions for white wines. The wines of all three wineries are produced under the supervision of the French-born winemaker Loïc Le Calvez. The special goal is to maintain the typical characteristics of the area and fine fruit notes. In the same ownership are also the California winery Clos Du Val Winery in the Napa Valley and the Domaine de Nizas winery in Languedoc, France.