Australia’s First Families of Wines And Their Landmark Wines

Australia’s First Families of Wines And Their Landmark Wines

The grouping of Australia’s First Families of Wines was created in 2009, representing the Australian wines to the world. These families are the oldest wineries of Australia with combined experience of more than 1600 years in wine making business and holding about 5000 hectares of vineyards. First Families Year Landmark Wines Yalumba 1849 Yalumba 'The […]

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The grouping of Australia’s First Families of Wines was created in 2009, representing the Australian wines to the world. These families are the oldest wineries of Australia with combined experience of more than 1600 years in wine making business and holding about 5000 hectares of vineyards.

First Families

Year

Landmark Wines

Yalumba

1849

Yalumba 'The Reserve' Cabernet-Shiraz
Yalumba 'The Signature' Cabernet-Shiraz
Yalumba The Octavius' Old Vine Shiraz
Yalumba 'The Virgilius' Viognier

Tyrrell's

1858

Vat 1 Hunter Semillon
Vat 47 Hunter Chardonnay
Vat 9 Hunter Shiraz

Tahbilk

1860

Tahbilk "1860 Vines" Shiraz
Tahbilk "Eric Stevens Purbrick" Shiraz
Tahbilk "Eric Stevens Purbrick" Cabernet Sauvignon
Tahbilk "1927 Vines" Marsanne

Henschke

1868

Hill of Grace
Mount Edelstone
Cyril Henschke Cabernet Sauvignon

Campbells

1870

Rutherglen Muscat
Rutherglen Tokay
'Isabella' Rare Rutherglen Tokay
'Merchant Prince' Rare Rutherglen Muscat

McWilliams

1877

McWilliam’s Mount Pleasant Lovedale Semillon
McWilliam’s Mount Pleasant Maurice O’Shea Shiraz
McWilliam’s Mount Pleasant Leontine Chardonnay

Brown Brothers

1885

Patricia Cabernet Sauvignon
Patricia Shiraz
Patricia Pinot Noir & Chardonnay
Patricia Chardonnay
Patricia Noble Riesling

d'Arenberg

1912

The Dead Arm Shiraz
The Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon
The Ironstone Pressings Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre

De Bortoli

1928

Noble One Botrytis Semillon

Jim Barry

1959

The Armagh
The McRae Wood
The Benbournie

The Florita

Taylors

1969

Taylors St Andrews range
The Visionary

Howard Park

1986

Howard Park "Abercrombie" Cabernet Merlot
Howard Park Riesling

As can be seen, Yalumba is the oldest and Howard Park is the latest winery

More details can be found at : http://www.australiasfirstfamiliesofwine.com.au/

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