The Purbrick family interest in Tahbilk started in London in the early 1920s with an offer to Reginald Purbrick of a glass of Chateau Tahbilk brandy accompanied by the words 'This might interest you, Purbrick'. Perhaps Reg was reminded of this event when he decided to purchase the property sight unseen in 1925. Reg's son Eric, who inherited Tahbilk as well as his father's refined palate and a love of wine, returned to the property in 1932 amid the Depression, forgoing his law degree. His son John quietly rebuilt the marketing arm of the business whilst gently encouraging Alister to become the first formerly trained winemaker in the family. And it is Alister's daughter Hayley who will bring the winery into the 21st century, ensuring the family leaves a sustainable legacy for future generations to come.
Tahbilk is also a proud founding member of Australia's First Families of Wine. An initiative launched in 2009 which celebrates Australia's leading multi-generational winemakers that are the heart and soul of Australian wine.
With heritage, history and provenance, these families are rich with unique characters, stories and icon wines that are part of Australia's vinous past - and future. Tahbilk proudly stands alongside Brown Brothers, Campbells, d'Arenberg, Henschke, Howard Park, Jim Barry, Taylors, Tyrrells and Yalumba as a multigenerational collective. Read more
When Eric Purbrick sent his first newsletter to the dedicated Tahbilk drinker in 1971, never in his wildest dreams did he imagine his legacy would continue on into the 21st century. We love our Wine Club Members and as far as we're concerned they're part of the family. Our wineclub is free to join and members attain a 10% discount off Tahbilk wines and access to exclusive Wine Club ranges plus new deals every month.