The winery "Taltarni Vineyards" is located at Avoca in the wine sector Pyrenees in the Australian state of Victoria. The name, which comes from the Aboriginal language, means "red earth" and indicates the silicon and iron-containing and thus red colored clay soil (see below Terra Rossa ). The company was founded in 1969 and was one of the founders of the wine-growing sector. The current owners, John Goelet and Red Earth Nominees, acquired it in 1972 with the vision of making first-class wines in a rather cool Mediterranean climate.
The first wines were marketed five years later. The entire estate comprises around 700 hectares of land, of which 132 hectares are planted with vines. The vineyards are 400 meters above sea level. Cool nights and warm days create excellent climatic conditions for the production of top wines. The red varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz and Malbec, as well as the white varieties Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling are cultivated.
In 1986 the Tasmanian winery Clover Hill was acquired. Today's premium secte house is located in northeastern Tasmania in the Piper's River region, which has a similar climate to that of Chamapgne. Around 21 hectares were planted exclusively with the three classic champagne varieties Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. In isolated years with exceptionally good climatic conditions, a Blanc de blancs is also produced.
In 1998, the Lalla Gully winery, founded in 1992 in north-east Tasmania, was bought. The vineyards cover almost 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. A particular goal is to maintain the typical characteristics and fine fruit notes. The California winery is also owned Clos Du Val Winery in the Napa Valley and the Domaine de Nizas winery in Languedoc, France.