The original Tellurian vineyard was planted in 2003 with 5.6 ha of shiraz vines, with a further 3.6 ha of Shiraz were planted in 2006.
The ancient 500 million year old Cambrian soils of the Toolleen area of the Heathcote region combined with viticultural practices that focus on optimising fruit quality from each vine provide the base building blocks for Tellurain wines.
VINEYARD: Riesling picked from of our Tellurian vineyard growing in Cambrian soils formed over 500 million years. Marsanne and Fiano picked from neighbouring Heathcote vineyards on the Colbinabbin side of the Mt Camel range.
VINTAGE: After the cooler conditions of the 2017 season, 2018 saw the return of the warm dry conditions that have been more typical in recent years. Vintage started in early February and went through to mid-March.
WINEMAKING: Individual grape varieties were picked separately and gently whole bunch pressed prior to settling. The majority of the juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks with a smaller portion in older French oak. The wine remained on yeast lees with regular stirring for three months. The final blend comprises Marsanne, Fiano and Riesling.