From unlikely beginnings almost 120 years ago, the Tulloch story continues today as one of the most truly authentic and generational wine dynasties of modern times.
In 1895, John Younie Tulloch owned the Branxton General Store and accepted an unusual settlement of a debt – a 43 acre property in nearby Pokolbin.
Tulloch took an immediate liking to the property and the five acres of neglected Shiraz vines it contained and so began the winemaking tradition that continues today.
With over 50 consecutive vintages safely under his belt, Jay Tulloch (JYT) along with his youngest daughter Christina Tulloch, work side by side to ensure that Tulloch remains a contemporary Australian brand, loved and revered for its philosophy of crafting premium wines for all generations of wine drinkers.
With each generation that has passed through the company’s ranks, the vision & vigour of the brand has remained relevant and contemporary, while maintaining the sense of pride and tradition that has been the cornerstone of its success.
Joining Tulloch Wines in 2003, JYT’s youngest daughter Christina is tasked with leading it into the next era and beyond. Her experience in the areas of sales and marketing ensure Tulloch continues to thrive for the generations to come. Proudly pragmatic about wine styles and creating a future proof business, JYT and Christina are at home at the cellar door talking to customers and living the brand.
The stunning cellar door in the heart of Pokolbin is set amongst rolling hills and picturesque vineyards and is a multi-award winning establishment with a truly unique take on the cellar door experience.
Recognised as the inaugural Cellar Door of the Year in 2007 and a winner once again of this coveted award in 2014, the customer focussed ‘edutainment’ approach to wine tasting makes it one of the most popular and successful destinations in the valley.
A passion for wine styles made for the Australian culture and lifestyle, combined with an unwavering commitment to quality and authenticity, has seen Tulloch endure for over a century as a wine brand people are proud to put on their table.
Handed down from generation to generation, the Tulloch story is equal parts pride and passion and remains as the true heritage of the hunter valley and Australia’s wine making history.