Est
     1895
120 years crafting
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that reach
beyond the bottle.

Creating better lives
of wine, food, 
family & friends.
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CELEBRATING 120 YEARS//
NEW TIMES, OLD HABITS
From unlikely beginnings almost 120 years ago, the Tulloch story continues today as one of the most truly authentic and generational wine dynasties of modern times.

Now under the guidance of the 3rd generation, Jay Tulloch and 4th generation Christina Tulloch, it is a contemporary Australian brand loved and revered for its philosophy of crafting premium wines for all generations of wine drinkers.

EXPLORE OUR WINES

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91pts

Hector Tulloch introduced the Hunter River White label in 1952 together with its brother wines, Pokolbin Dry Red and the renowned Private Bin Pokolbin Dry Red

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A ‘single vineyard’ wine produced from grapes grown on the home vineyard in the heart of Pokolbin. This wine is our premium Semillon and is only made when the quality satisfies our highest expectations. It is a fine example of the famed Hunter Semillon style.

2016 Julia Limited Release Semillon

Limited Release Range

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96pts

The Tulloch family have been producing premium wines in the Hunter Valley since the 19th century. Hector Tulloch first released the Pokolbin Dry Red labels for Shiraz wines in 1952. The 1954 vintage Private Bin won two first prizes and the Best Red Wine of the Show at the 1956 Royal Sydney Wine Show, cementing its reputation as a distinguished wine.

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90pts

A very traditional style of Chardonnay, made only in exceptional vintages from our finest parcels of Chardonnay fruit. A wine for true Chardonnay devotees! An elegant wine with a complex, creamy mouth-feel and good intensity of flavour.

2015 E.M. Limited Release Chardonnay

Limited Release Range

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96pts

Hector Limited Release Shiraz is our flagship red wine. Made only in exceptional vintages in minute quantities from premium Hunter Valley fruit, sourced from some of the area’s most historical vineyards. The Hector is a typical expression of the famed elegant Hunter Valley Shiraz style.

2011 Hector Limited Release Shiraz

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The fifth release of the JYT Selection Red aims to achieve the highest quality wine without fear of favour of region or variety. It is a wine of great distinction and an example of how combining fruit from different regions can produce wines of distinct style and intensity.

2014 JYT Selection Shiraz

Limited Release Range

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A very traditional style of Chardonnay, made only in exceptional vintages from our finest parcels of Chardonnay fruit. A wine for true Chardonnay devotees! An elegant wine with a complex, creamy mouth-feel and good intensity of flavour.

2014 E.M. Limited Release Chardonnay

Limited Release Range

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    At Tulloch our motto is Drink Better and so we designed our 1895 Wine Club to help you do just that.

    Hand crafted wines at an exclusive members price, delivered freight free when and where you want them, plus a host of other great perks and fun events.

VISIT US//

CELLAR DOOR

Our multi-award winning Cellar Door is the Hunter Valley’s must-visit destination. Set amongst rolling hills and picturesque vineyards, enjoy a bespoke tasting experience tailored to you & your guests in one of the Hunter’s most stylish cellar doors.



2014 CELLAR DOOR OF THE YEAR

Open from 10am – 5pm every day

Address:
Corner of McDonalds & DeBeyers Road

Pokolbin, NSW 2320 AUSTRALIA
Call us on 02 4998 7580
Email Us webenquiry@tullochwines.com

TASTING AT
TULLOCH

120 YEARS YOUNG

1895
John Younie Tulloch (JYT) acquires a property in nearby Pokolbin as settlement of a debt and names it Glen Elgin. The property contains five acres of neglected Shiraz vines and so the Tulloch Story begins. There are 5 sons and 4 daughters.
1952
Tulloch wines start to appear under their own labels as Pokolbin Dry Red and Hunter River White. The 1954 Pokolbin Dry Red Private Bin wine Best Red Wine at the Royal Sydney Wine Show and bringing the Hunter Valley to acclaim.
1969
Following Hector’s death in 1965, the company is sold outside of the family for the first time. Hector’s only son, Jay Tulloch remains with the company but it experiences difficult times under unsympathetic corporate owners.
1996
Following ownership by Gilbey’s, Castlemain Tooheys, Penfolds, SA Brewing and finally Southcorp, Jay Tulloch leaves the company after 34 years. It is the first time in over 100 years the company has no family involvement.
2001
Southcorp purchases Rosemount and ownership of the Tulloch brand passes with it. Soon after the opportunity arises for the family to buy the brand back and in 2003 the new cellar door opens and Jay’s youngest daughter Christina joins the company.
2015
Tulloch celebrates 120 years, following numerous awards and reviews for their wines and business in the previous 10 years. The brand is once again returned to its former glory and under family ownership with Christina Tulloch the CEO of the company.
Latest news
May.
03

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I'll give you a hint, it's not expensive jewellery and it is not slippers!  In fact it needn't cost you anything at all, but ...... don't forget to pick up a bottle of wine for your mum for Mothers Day, after all you're the reason she drinks! [gallery size="full" columns="1" masterslider="false" ids="5468,5469,5470"] Here are some handy links to help you pull it all off and look like you've been planning it for ages: If you're a pinner jump on over to the Mothers Day board on pinterest If you aren't green thumbs and you can't quite reach over the neighbours fence to steal a few flowers, try this clever hack How to make supermarket flowers look a million bucks Free printables mean you can design, print and personalise your own Mother's Day cards (and change all the Mom's to Mum's)  Click here for some super cute designs Very simple poached eggs & avocado recipe And trust me, despite popular belief we really don't want to eat in bed, it's messy and it invariably means more work for us having to clean it all up. I love, love, love, these free printable vouchers, customise them for what you know the mum in question wants, here's some tips: day spa action, girls night out, sleep ins, days off, manicure .... you get the picture. 22 adorable mothers day craft projects for kids Adorable Mothers Day make your own tea bag tags  It's recommended kids start doing chores from as young as 2, not only does it teach them some really valuable life lessons, it also shares the load (pun intended)  Here's the full list of age appropriate chores for 2 and up.  How to make a Sparkling White Wine & blood orange mimosa And, for those who find the task of making or creating the perfect mothers day a little too daunting and they'd rather throw cash at it, may I suggest any of the following sites can be used very effectively as get out of jail free cards! Jan Logan  Oroton Mimco Asos To all the Mother's out there, Happy Mother's Day, may it be filled with love, peace & quiet, special treats and a true sense of appreciation and gratitude for all that you do.  And don't forget to pick up a bottle of wine for your mum for Mothers Day, after all you're the reason she drinks!  
Apr.
20

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[gallery columns="1" size="full" ids="5287,5283,5284,5285,5286"]   Who doesn't love a long weekend?  That little bonus day, a mirage in the working week.  And, so you don't have to spend your extra day off planning what to do, we've curated the Wine Country Eat, See, Drink & Do Top 20 just for you. It's all part of how Tulloch creates better lives of Wine, Food, Family & Friends by putting you at the heart of everything we do.  So pack your bags and start breathing that clean country air. History - Over 180 years young, the Hunter Valley is arguably the birthplace of Australian wine and one of Australia’s most revered wine regions. But it’s no museum piece, it's a sophisticated, interesting and dynamic place with ‘real’ people characterised by a special tenacity, passion and wisdom that comes from a rich history. The Hunter Valley produces less than 2% of Australia’s wine, yet lays claim to some of the industry’s oldest and most well-known wine making families and consistently produces an impressive, award-winning array of varieties and styles. The Stunning Scenery - the Brokenback Mountain range, the backdrop of the best the Hunter Valley has to offer.  Many  of the old famous Hunter names (think Lindemans, McWilliams, Tulloch and Tyrrell) are located at the fertile  foothills of the mighty Brokenback, which has long been considered the best land for viticulture.  If you can see it, you're in wine country now. The Cellar Restaurant.  Country ambience, honest food and something for everyone.  Consistent and satisfying every single time.  Please do book ahead. Embrace Country Life - Immerse yourself  into country life with a bespoke picnic created by Mojos Picnic Company.  Breathe the fresh air and enjoy delicious house-made morsels prepared just for you.  Adjust to wine country time against the backdrop of rolling green hills and vineyards.  The Best Cellar Door - it's time to get wine tasting and of course Tulloch Wines is the destination (no bias here).  Tulloch has been crafting wines and experiences that reach beyond the bottle for over 120 years and lies at the true heart of the Hunter Valley. At Tulloch you don’t just do a wine tasting, you have a wine experience. Our fun and friendly team make sure that all of our guests have a great experience, every time. That’s why we are the only Cellar Door to have won the Cellar Door of the Year Award twice! A helicopter ride - because if you think the Hunter is beautiful from the ground, you'll really love it from the sky.  No words will do this experience justice, just get up there and be blown away.  Wine & Salumi - just down the road from Tulloch is a relatively new addition to the Hunter in the form of Usher Tinkler Wines.  While Tinkler is a very old Hunter Valley name and they are housed in the quaint 'old church', there cellar door has just opened with next generation Usher Tinkler producing wines under his own label for the first time.  They are also famous for their salumi cut to order on a giant meat slicer imported from Italy.  Hunter Valley Gardens - is big and the gardens are IMPRESSIVE!  Even if you aren't into gardens, the grandeur and scale of these display gardens will amaze you. I mean we're talking, "Spanning over 60 acres, be amazed by the sensational sights, colours, and fragrances of the ten stunning feature garden...... Along the eight kilometres of walking paths are more than six thousand trees, one million ground covers and six hundred thousand shrubs." For the love of food! -  Botanica Restaurant  is run by a well-credentialed husband and wife team, Mark and Belinda Stapleton who know their stuff, both in the kitchen, on the floor, in the garden and whatever the name of the place is that you cure your own meats. With a firm eye on the paddock to plate philosophy,  enjoy house-made yoghurt, house cured prosciutto (I do believe it even came from one of their own pigs…), and house baked bread, where do they get the time?  The good news is their labour of love is your reward.  Love this place. Ubika Spa - day spa action, we all want it and this one has something for everyone (and a golf course onsite if that's more your thing). A full spa menu designed to  hydrate, nourish, restore and regenerate so you can flourish.  Yes please. More Wine Tasting - this time at the Scarborough Wine Company on Gillards Road.  A structured tasting with amazing views and the best Chardy in town.  The team at Scarborough know all about hospitality and making you feel invited. Binnorie Dairy - for the best cheese.  Pick up supplies for a relaxing night in.  Do not go past the marinated fetta or the labna. Hot Air Ballooning - it's a pretty cool thing to do and imagine the pics you'll have to show your friends.  It does require an early start, but it is a once in a lifetime thing and a pretty spectacular experience. A real country village - Wollombi is the real deal, cute, quaint and a wee bit hippie. About 25 minutes drive from Pokolbin proper, but well worth a visit for it's charm, bygone era vibe and the infamous Dr Jurds Jungle Juice.  A really beautiful country drive to boot. Bistro Molines - A Hunter institution brimming with joi de vivre and rustic charm.  The creative couple behind this hillside foodie haven,  Sally and Robert Molines have been well established in the Hunter for over 30 years in a number of different guises, but their current home on the hill in Mount View is a perfect reflection of them and their attitude to dining out.  Impeccable, but friendly service, rustic French fare, fresh eggs from their own chooks and views that make you think you are in Provence.  Locals flock here for Robert’s pate which is as famous now as it was 30 years ago.  This is a must visit. Hart & Hunter - the Hunter is a diverse mix of big, small and boutique wineries and this is one of the best boutique producers.  Their wines are amazing, their philosophy is authentic and their lean is a little bit left of centre, just the way I like it.  Think interesting, experiential and the chance to take something home that your friends won't have seen anywhere else. Be sure to check out the Theory 1 pHat dog Chardonnay. Those views - Pokolbin Mountain lookout is just a really stunning vista (not to mention it is where my husband proposed to me, so a special place).  It is hard not to fall in love with this view and feel a little bit country meandering your way up a steep mountain side on a dirt road with blind corners and one lane, but it is worth it. Any local can point you in the right direction. A Dessert Bar - if you are sweet tooth inclined then this is the place for you.  The vision of a Portuguese / Brazilian couple with over 50 desserts on the menu.... need I say more? Nightlife - not a huge array of options, but Goldfish Bar & Kitchen is centrally located, serves a mean cocktail, good pizzas, decent wine list, they're open late and there is always music of some kind, usually a DJ. One last wine tasting - at Brokenwood Wines there motto is "Enjoy great wine and have fun" and they work really hard at bringing this motto to life. Established in 1970, Brokenwood Wines evolved from a weekend venture for self-professed hobby winemakers into one of Australia’s most reputable wine labels, they have a fancy new cellar door in the pipeline but I kind of like the no frills down home feel of the current one.
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