Tamburlaine was established in 1966. In 1985 the Hunter winery was purchased by a small group of friends and relatives led by Managing Director and Chief Winemaker, Mark Davidson. Mark has built his long-term winemaking philosophy around Contemporary Organic practices in the vineyard and the winery. After challenging years of research and development, the company has become Australia’s largest producer of organic wines with vineyards in the Hunter Valley and Orange region.
The English playwright Christopher Marlowe wrote the play ‘Tamburlaine the Great’, a play about a 14th-century ruler, Timur, renowned for being one of the most inspirational leaders of his time. As with this warrior prince, our Contemporary Organics vision is the driving force behind our success in producing award-winning organic, vegan-friendly, low sulphur and no added sulphur wines.
We took the first steps towards organic certification in our Hunter Valley vineyard in 2002. We replaced synthetic chemicals with biodegradable inputs and improved the soil’s organic matter which stimulated the vines’ natural defences. We expanded into the Orange region over the years organically cultivating over 200 hectares on our premium high altitude Borenore (850 m) and Bellview (650 m) vineyards.
Tamburlaine’s Contemporary Organic philosophy aims to produce wines of terroir while limiting environmental pollution and leaving the land in the best condition possible for the generations that follow. Our contemporary winemaking uses plant-based fining agents while also keeping sulphur additions to a minimum.
With multiple trophies and medals won each year, it’s safe to say that great wine starts in the vineyard!
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