This is one of the most historically significant winery buildings in the Barossa Valley, built from bluestone quarried in the late 1880s. It has been restored by the Geber family. Château Tanunda owns almost 100ha of vineyards in Bethany, Eden Valley, Tanunda and Vine Vale, with additional fruit sourced from a group of 30 growers covering the panoply of Barossa districts. The wines are made from hand-picked grapes, basket pressed and neither fined nor filtered. There is an emphasis on single-vineyard and single-district wines under the Terroirs of the Barossa label. The impressive building houses the cellar door, the Grand Cellar and the Barossa Small Winemakers Centre, offering wines from boutique winemakers. Daughter Michelle joined as managing director in 2018; Château Tanunda celebrated its 130th anniversary in 2020. Exports to all major markets. -JAMES HALLIDAY
Château Tanunda, Birth place of the Barossa, was established in 1890 and is the site of some of the Valley’s first vines planted as well as its first winery. The Château is privately owned by the Geber family who are proud custodians of the Chateau’s 130th year winemaking tradition. Its 130 years of winemaking heritage makes it the only internationally-recognised winemaking Château in Australia, a champion of Barossa Old Vine Expressions and is regularly rated amongst the top wine producers in the country.