Tumbarumba is a cool climate wine growing area mid-way between Melbourne
and Sydney and just 3 hours from Canberra. The wine industry was first
established here in the early eighties and is still regarded as one of the
newest wine producing regions in New South Wales.
There is approximately 330 hectares of vineyard plantings in the Tumbarumba
region, with an annual crush of about 3000 tonnes depending on the weather!
While the cool climate gives the wines the sort after intense flavours the
cool morning frosts can be stressful for the farmer.
Tumbarumba's signature wines are Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
for sparkling and table wines. In recent years the newer plantings include
Merlot, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Shiraz and Viognier. The latter varieties
helped by the warm dry seasons experienced in the past few years.
The majority of grapes produced in the region are sold onto the major wine
companies, with small parcels of fruit staying in the area. Local wine
labels re increasing with six available and a couple in the pipe line. Five
cellar doors have opened. For more background click this link:
Glenburnie Cellar Door and B & B Black Range Road,
Tumbarumba . Open every day 10 am - 6 pm
P 0269482570 or 0427482570 E
Mannus Wines 79 Glenroy Hills Road, Tumbarumba. Open
weekends 12pm - 4pm, or by appointment. Open for lunch and group bookings.
Bookings recommended. P 02 6948 8481 or 0417 242 454 E
Upper Murray Estate 8792 Murray River Road Walwa Open 10
am - 5 pm, Thursday to Monday P 02 6037 1577 M 0429 411 582
Courabyra Wines By appointment only. P: 02 6948 2462 E:
Tumbarumba Wines Escape 3446 Jingellic road, Tumbarumba
The region's latest and uniquely different Tuscan style Cellar Door. Sample
cool climate wines accompanied with Italian style platters. Open 11 am - 4
pm saturaday and sunday, or by appointment. P 02 6848 5254 mobile 0419 429
Wine Sippers Elms Restaurant in the Tumbarumba Motel
invites you along to a monthly complimentary wine tasting. You can follow
up with dinner and the featured wine matched with some dishes, or just a
glass of wine after the tasting. Tasting runs from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm, with
local wine growers providing information about the featured wines. Beer
drinkers are welcome as the full bar will be available. Bookings are
essential. Phone 02 6948 2494