Circumnavigating Australia — Barossa Valley; Château Tanunda Winery


Château Tanunda estate

Next up on our Taste the Barossa tour deep in the Barossa Valley was Château Tanunda Winery, which dates back to 1890. Here, in addition to Shiraz, the varietals included Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Chardonnay, and Riesling.

Château Tanunda Winery

Unfortunately, the grounds were more impressive than the wines. The samplings were okay, but not up to the standards of Peter Lehmann or what I’ve come to expect from other vintners from this area.

Our Château Tanunda wine tasting

It didn’t help that our server was a bit on the surly side. And woe be to anyone who whispered during one of her recitals on what we were tasting next. This may have had an adverse effect on the tasting, so perhaps the wines might fare better when sampled in another setting.

Château Tanunda Winery

I will say that the cellar and barrels were impressive, though:

Château Tanunda Winery cellar

The views here were quite impressive:

Château Tanunda Winery cellar

The tasting area within the cellar, which was adjacent to the tasting room I displayed above, was also quite nice:

Château Tanunda Winery

Even the bar area looked fun, or at least more fun than our experience in the separate tasting room:

Château Tanunda Winery

To final views before we saunter on to this week’s Fun Photo Friday:

Château Tanunda Winery cellar

Château Tanunda Winery

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