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Chateau Tanunda – Barossa

Château Tanunda is the Barossa.

This majestic bluestone winery and estate is testament to the history and pioneering spirit of Australia’s pre-eminent wine region.

Built in the late 1880s, Château Tanunda is:

  • The site of some of the earliest vines planted in the Barossa as well as its first winery in the 1840s.
  • Australia’s largest and oldest château.
  • A designated monument in Australia’s Register of State Heritage Places.

Château Tanunda’s origins can be traced back to the 1860s and the decimation of Europe’s vineyards by phylloxera. Sensing opportunity in Europe’s adversity, the founders of Château Tanunda built a Bavarian-style château dedicated to the production of high quality wines.

This tradition of fine winemaking lives on through the passion of Geber family. Since taking ownership of The Château in 1988, the Gebers have restored the buildings and the wines to the highest standard, winning hundreds of awards locally and internationally for some of the best Shiraz, Grenache, Semillon and Riesling that Australia has to offer.

A visit to the Barossa wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the iconic barrel hall cellar door where you can taste our wines, take a tour, enjoy a cheese platter or a game of croquet. 

A five star rated winery in the James Halliday Australian Wine Companion, one of only twelve wineries selected to represent Australia at the G20 summit in 2014, and a previous winner of the International Shiraz Trophy and Single Estate Red Wine Trophy at the IWSC in London.

“The rebirth of Chateau Tanunda is one of the most remarkable stories of the Australian wine industry.”
Huon Hooke

“Château Tanunda is one of the most historically significant winery buildings in the Barossa Valley. An outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity.”
James Halliday AM

“One of the most beautiful estates in the Barossa – quite literally a château – Château Tanunda produces a wide range of labels and price points. Clean, pure, unpretentious and exquisitely made, these are must-buys for a true taste of the Barossa.” 
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW

Cellar Door Opening Hours: Daily 10am – 5pm

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.



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