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, organically cultivating over 200 hectares on our premium high altitude vineyards, Borenore (870 m) and Bellview (650 m).
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 to follow. Our contemporary winemaking uses plant-based fining agents while also keeping sulphur additions to a minimum.
Born and raised in the Hunter Valley, Aaron aspired in environmental management immediately after leaving school. He went on to study at the University of Newcastle majoring in environmental sustainability, biological farming and ecological management. In his first year at university, Aaron conducted a case study on sustainable agriculture here at Tamburlaine Organic Wines, 16 years later he returned to take his place as senior winemaker. Continue »