About the Tumbarumba Region

Tumbarumba is located on the southwestern slopes of the Snowy Mountains halfway between Sydney and Melbourne and less than a 3 hour drive from Canberra. It lies in the western foothills of the Snowy Mountains region of New South Wales with the Kosciuszko National Park to the east and the Murray River and the valley of the Upper Murray to the south. To the west, the country drops away towards the Riverina. There are approximately 330 hectares of vineyard plantings in the Tumbarumba region, with an annual crush of about 3000 tonnes. While the cool climate gives the wines the sought-after intense flavours, the cool morning frosts can be stressful for the farmer.

Vineyards are found at altitudes ranging from 300 to 800 metres (984 to 2624 feet). Vines have been grown in Tumbarumba since 1982 and currently there are more than 25 vineyards in the region. Due to the region's colder climate, the majority of the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are used for sparkling wine. However, further plantings consist of Pinot Gris, Gruner Veltliner, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Gamay, Pinot Meunier, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, and Shiraz.