Barossa icon sets up cellar door in Sydney

July 19, 2021
By Ioni Doherty

Award-winning winery Château Tanunda is bringing the Barossa to Sydney with plans to open a cellar door in The Rocks.

Château Tanunda’s private wine tasting room will be housed in an 1860s sandstone original building with the concept of the ‘away from home’ cellar door a solution to the intermittent closure of state borders and lost interstate tourism.

Some of the Barossa’s most distinctive wines will be available to sample in this new space from late August 2021, COVID restrictions permitting. Fine wine specialist Justin Lambert will manage the tasting room in this new role as Barossa ambassador. 

“Our Old Vines Expressions tasting experience is an exploration of some of the rarest wines in the world, from vines that are 50, 100 and 150 years old,” says Mr Lambert, “The space is intimate, with groups limited to 18 people, to create hosted experiences that are truly personal and special.”

The unique cellar door is set to offer privately hosted tastings of Château Tanunda’s most sought after wines from the Single Vineyard ‘The Chateau’, through to the terroirs of the Barossa and rare and collectable Old Vine Expressions from 50, 100 and 150 year old vineyards. 

The tastings can be booked online or directly with the tasting room.  

“Our new tasting room provides the perfect base in the city from which to share our distinguished Barossa wines with a wide audience, while also giving us the opportunity to venture into the boardrooms and offices of the CBD to host wine experiences directly with corporate teams,” says Mr Lambert. 

Established in 1890, Chateau Tanunda was the birthplace of winemaking in the Barossa Valley. Today, their wines are a pure expression of this unique part of the world, with grapes typically handpicked, unfiltered and vinted with minimal intervention to let their true character shine. 

Chateau Tanunda is considered one of Australia’s leading wineries and their Everest Shiraz has been awarded the title of best Shiraz in the world several times. 

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