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History

View Road Wines is a partnership between father and son team Brian and Josh Tuckfield. View Road Wines realises Josh’s vision of using traditional winemaking techniques that showcase the true colours of the variety, vineyard and season. The idea to create hand-crafted wines of a unique, rather than standardised, nature was conceived while he was working on a Barossa vintage with Tom Shobbrook.

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Winemaking

Employing ‘old world’ winemaking practices – which include handpicking, whole bunch press and wild yeast fermentation – focuses our attention on the selection of varieties that are best suited to their region and that are considered to be the best quality fruit in Australia. To allow the natural characteristics of the wine to fully express itself there are no additions at any stage, excepting a small amount of sulphur prior to bottling.

The difference between the uniform and the unique

Our wine making approach is in stark contrast to modern ‘interventionalist’ techniques which often involve manipulating the wine so that each vintage becomes relatively standardised. And we seek out the vignerons who employ sustainable agricultural practices.
View Road Wines produce wines where each vintage is unique, ‘one of a kind’ and so ‘never to be repeated.’

As a boutique wine maker, we only produce very small quantities of each vintage – a barrel of two from selected high-quality parcels of grapes – and so escape the trappings of mass production.
We also produce styles that are inspired by the wines of Italy and France, which are food friendly, elegant and vibrant.

Generally, we hand pick at lower baumes than our neighbours.

Our red wines are gently de-stemmed into small 1/2 tonne open top fermenters or ferment in the barrel and the whole berries undergo wild fermentation before being pressed off after an extended period on skins.
Our white wines, except the Amelie, are whole bunch pressed to older French oak and/or stainless steel.

All of our wines are matured in older French oak as the flavour and structure of the French oak doesn’t swamp the beautiful fruit purity of the grape variety.

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 Erin Larkin, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  2 wines  from  View Road Wines . In a tasting of  5 wines 

In 2012 I opened a bottle of a the 2004 Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard – Cabernet Sauvignon (70%), Shiraz (20%) and Cabernet Franc (10%).  I’ve never forgotten that bottle – it was soft and elegant, complex, spicy and wonderful. They say context is everything, and that bottle was drunk with great friends. In terms of vintages, 2003/2004 was tumultuous and varied, but the Whalebone Vineyard is on average, slightly cooler than the Coonawarra region, which in that season was slightly cooler than average.  So.  I’m sorry I didn’t buy more bottles, and open them over the following years.  From that night grew a great affection and wandering interest in Tapanappa. 


 

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 Stuart Robinson, Wine Blogger (Australia)  tasted  1 wines  from  View Road Wines . In a tasting of  15 wines 

Turkey Flat White Blend 2015  /A blend of Marsanne (63%), Viognier (19%) and Roussanne (18%).Scents of white florals, suggestive stonefruit and of a little vanilla creme patisserie.


Honeyed nuances, a little nougat, under-ripe mandarin segments; zest and gentle spice. Early - judicious - picking has given a line of acid about which layers of texture hang, like mille-feuille of flavour and mouthfeel.



Good length, carried about acid, a little toastiness. Enough about it to make it one to both seek to consume and to savour. 91

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