This is your forum to ask our winemaking team those curly questions you may have about the world of wine. Send them through to granddaughter Hayley (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will then ‘Ask A Winemaker’. The answers are published in each Tahbilk Wine Club Newsletter and also presented and archived here.
Wine Club Member Anthony Buykx asks:
“When the back label of a wine states ‘Maturation in American and French Oak’ I am always much puzzled by them; how does this work and what … more
Wine Club Member Rodney asks
“We often hear the marketing term '"fruit from old vines".Given that grapes are harvested from that current season’s vegetative growth, then the term must … more
David, a Wine Club Member, asks the following:“After many years of drinking wines of all makes and type, I've come to avoid some grape varieties that seem to … more
Alister Purbrick (Tahbilk chief winemaker and CEO) gives his take on the cellaring potential of reds - a question Club Members do ask from time to time.For a wine to have cellaring potential it … more
“I have several dozen Tahbilk aged reds in cellar and would appreciate a winemaker discussing the cellar guide on back of the Newsletter e.g. Is a wine "best" to drink during 'Ready' or … more
Vintage 2012 Wrap UpWinemaker Neil Larson gives you his thoughts on the 2012 vintage and the growing season that led up to it.
After the very challenging 2011 vintage it was a relief … more
Judy at Tahbilk's Cellar Door asks, "Tahbilk has a lot of Sparkling wines available, what makes them different to each other?"
There are actually four ways to produce a Sparkling Wine … more
The secret to Food and Wine Matching
Alister Purbrick – chief winemaker and Tahbilk CEO – shares his thoughts on the matching of food and wine.
Every day we are struck with the age old … more
In lieu of a question from one of our Wine Club Members, Kait Carracher, who is new to our Cellar Door team, asked our winemaking team . . . . . “What is the difference between how the … more
This month we asked Maree Hodge, our Cellar Door Supervisor, for the most common question she gets at Cellar Door!And that question was, “What type of oak barrels do Tahbilk use … more