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Tyrrell's Wines -Ashmore Winery

Address :
Broke Road
Pokolbin  NSW
Phone : 02 4993 7000 
Fax : 02 4998 7723 
Email : info@tyrrells.com.au
Web-site : www.tyrrells.com.au
Opening times : Mon-Sat: 8.30am-4.30pm
Winery Tour: Mon-Sat @ 1.30pm

Tyrrell's is one of the oldest existing wineries in the Hunter and upholds the traditions of quality that made it famous. Although now a very go-ahead company that produces wines from across Australia, the Hunter is still very much their home.
The original shed still exists as you drive in and the welcome is as warm as a Summer's day. The private bin wines are the highlight here and worth being on the mailing list for.

The Tyrrell's family association with the grape and vine began with Edward Tyrrell, in 1858. Since then Tyrrell's has grown over nearly a century and a half to become one of Australia's largest and most prestigious winemakers. At Tyrrell's, lessons from the past are combined with an irrepressible pioneering spirit and commitment to the future.

Tyrrell's is today a national winemaker, with an extensive product portfolio and vineyards across South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales. We are a major international exporter, with our brands available around the world.

Tyrrell's will continue to remain a private company, with family traditions and an eye toward the future, creating individual wines of character, flavour and above all, integrity.

The story of Tyrrell's Wines is inextricably linked to the story of wine in Australia. It is a story about pioneers, men and women who transformed the Hunter Valley of NSW, planted grapes there and looked for better ways to make wine.

English immigrant Edward Tyrrell planted his first vines in the Hunter Valley in 1858 establishing Tyrrell's Wines after receiving a land grant in apparently poor pastureland in the lee of the Hunter Valley's Brokenback range. He had 50 acres of vines on a 320 acre estate named Ashmans after the Tyrrell's English Estate. His first vintage was in 1864 and by the turn of the century the land had became recognised as some of the Hunter Valley's finest vineyard land.

The Hunter Valley was ideal for the production of premium wines, notably Shiraz in the reds and Semillon in the whites. Both made table wines of power and distinction, with the ability to age beautifully in the bottle. These two varieties provided the basis for the beginning of the Tyrrell's premium Winemaker's Selection Range.

Winemaker's Selection
Tyrrellýs Winemaker's Selection range is a collection of five individual wines, all originating from Tyrrell's finest and oldest vineyards around the historic Pokolbin winery in the Hunter Valley, Australia.

These wines are released with bottle age but have the ability to gracefully develop further in the bottle for many years. Tyrrell's Winemaker's Selection is one of Australia's oldest and most awarded collection of wines, adhering to timeless style that transcend trends and fads.

Reserve Range
Tyrrell's Reserve Range is a select parcel of single vineyard wines, which are sourced solely from Tyrrell's distinguished sites. Over the past eighty years these blocks have proven to produce superior wines due to their terroir-site, soil structure, micro-climate, vine age and viticultural practices.

There is no artefact or edifice in the winemaking process as over the years it has been developed as purely a means to express the fruit characters that originally evolved in the vineyards. All these wines are kept back for a number of years to bottle age prior to release.

Rufus Stone
Tyrrell's historic association with the "Rufus Stone" has been utilised for our top non-Hunter regional red wines. The Rufus Stone range was born as Tyrrell's premium red wine output soared after acquisitions of new high grade vineyards in Heathcote (Victoria), McLaren Vale and the Limestone Coast (South Australia). The Rufus Stone wines have been major contributors to Tyrrellýs continuing success on wine show circuit in Australia and abroad.

Individual Variety
Tyrrell's Individual Variety range captures the unique interaction between a single grape variety and the specific terrior of the Hunter Valley vineyards, from which they are sourced. As well as expressing true varietal character, these wines also possess personality bestowed by our winemakers crafting them with the same dedication and attention to detail that the esteemed Winemaker's Selection receives.

Lost Block
Lost Block Semillon was named following the 1993 vintage when it was mistakenly allowed to ripen for a longer period than usual. The newly released, Lost Block Cabernet Sauvignon, was developed to partner the increasingly popular Semillon, so naturally it is also a vibrant style with strong varietal definition. Both Lost Block wines are deliberately made to be fruit-laden, fresh and easy to drink.

Old Winery
Tyrrell's Old Winery has developed into a truly international brand. Tyrrell's ability to source fruit from premium wine regions throughout Australia has created a range of wines that consistently deliver sold quality and distinctive varietal characteristics. There is now a wine in the range to suit every palate preference at a refreshingly affordable price point.

Twin Wells
Twin Wells is named in honour of the two wells on our McLaren Vale vineyard in South Australia. The twin silver ellipses represent ripples upon the crystal clear waters that nourish our vines, producing an abundance of rich flavoursome fruit. Twin Wells adheres to Tyrrell's simple winemaking philosophy:excellent tasting, quality wines at affordable prices.

Moore's Creek
The Moore's Creek range of wines takes its name from the gully and creek that provide the only access to the Brokenback Range from Tyrrell's. Moore's Creek is fed by a fresh water spring and runs through our HVD and Penfoldvale vineyards. Moore's Creek consists of four of Australia's most popular varietals: Chardonnay, Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Tyrrell's Wines were amongst the first Australian wine producers to release specialty On-Premise only house wines. The Glenbawn range of wines represents the latest development for Tyrrellýs house wines, well made, reliable and cost effective. Glenbawn is named after our Glenbawn winery near Scone in the Upper Hunter Valley.

Fortified / Sparkling
Tyrrell's fortifed range has given way to table wines over the years but it is still represented by the highly popular Special Aged Tawny.

Tyrrell's have a long historical association with traditionally made bottle fermented sparkling wine.

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