Organic and vegan-friendly wines

Certified organic, biodynamic and innovative winemaking for a better future.

Leading the Way

Tamburlaine was established in 1966. In 1985 the Hunter winery was purchased by a small group of friends and relatives led by Managing Director, Head of Grape and Wine Production, Mark Davidson. Mark has built his long-term winemaking philosophy around Contemporary Organic practices in the vineyard and the winery. Through years of research and development, we have become one of Australia’s largest producers of organic wines with vineyards in the Hunter Valley and Orange region. 

Named after Christopher Marlowe's famous play and character ‘Tamburlaine the Great’, we work to lead the way with our Contemporary Organics vision, successfully producing award-winning organic, vegan-friendly, low sulphur and no added sulphur wines.

Vineyard Health

Organic farming is key to soil health. Our vineyards are not degraded through the constant application of non-biodegradable inputs, retaining natural health and providing longer-term sustainability.

To become certified organic, we had to go through a three-year conversion period. Then we received certified organic status and we have since extended the certification to all our farms in Orange and the Hunter Valley.

To carry the ‘Southern Cross Certified’ logo requires rigorous annual audits to ensure the absence of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and synthetic fertilisers in the production of our wines.

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Plant-based & Low Sulphur

From 2016, our winemaking has removed the use of animal fining proteins traditionally used in the industry without affecting quality and taste, which have gone on to win an array of awards, even in blind testing scenarios.

With consumers who cannot tolerate normal sulphur levels in mind, Tamburlaine has extended its range to include organic wines without added sulphur – our “No Preservatives Added & No Added Sulphur” ranges.

Managing Director, Head of Grape and Wine Production, Mark Davidson, has managed successive vintages since 1986 and now with an experienced and enthusiastic team of winemakers across both the Hunter Valley & Orange, we continue the winery's tradition of quality and forward-thinking innovation.

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We have adopted an Environment Management System (EMS), including strategies for our water and solid-waste management, energy saving, efficiency programs and environmental purchasing.

The water used in our Pokolbin winery is recycled using aerobic bacteria. This water is then re-used in our vineyards through our drip irrigation system.

We compost our winery outputs (grapes and stems) and spread them in our vineyards to help increase organic matter. This is critical for all farming, but is the focus of organic farmers. 

Improvements towards renewable energy consumption are ongoing, with solar integration across both our Cudal and Pokolbin wineries.

Organic & Vegan-friendly

A real progress for conscious wine consumers with dairy or egg sensitivity.

In addition to an extensive range of Vegan-Friendly wines, our Cellar Door now provides cheese and wine tastings for those that have chosen a plant-based lifestyle or are just looking to try our vegan selection.

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Wines of terroir

Between 2017 and 2021, Tamburlaine Organic Wines was awarded 44 Trophies and 70 Gold medals, 92 Silver medals and 153 Bronze medals. Look out for our 2024 Reserve Release to be released in July. They look just as promising!