Victoria’s oldest family owned winery, Tahbilk was named the 2016 winery of the Year at the James Halliday Wine Companion Awards ceremony in Melbourne.
Held on Tuesday 28 July at the Melbourne Museum, James Halliday presented the award to Alister Purbrick, fourth generation CEO and winemaker of Tahbilk.
“When my great-grandfather Reginald Purbrick purchased the Tahbilk property in 1925, he would not have been able to dream of receiving an accolade that means so much to our family and the broader industry as a whole,” said Purbrick after accepting the award.
“To be able to continue his original vision for Tahbilk, and accept such an esteemed award from our own living wine legend, James Halliday, is a great honour. I feel incredibly proud of all that the Purbrick family has achieved at Tahbilk over the generations and this award recognises our unswerving commitment to traditional winemaking whilst using innovative and sustainable viticultural practices. This is definitely one for the team at Tahbilk and I thank everyone who has made a contribution over our 155 years of existence.”
The awards are held the night before the launch of the annual James Halliday Australian Wine Companion guide.