Mount Tumbarumba Vineyard
Star Cellar Door & Best Tasting Experience
Greeted by owner Richard Cottam at the front gate, you know you are in for a personal wine experience. With ties to the district stretching back to 1858, Cottam is a self-confessed ‘mountain man’. He and wife Elvie Yates first planted their vines in 1990, while commuting between Tumbarumba and Canberra for work. Numerous trips along the Hume Highway gave birth to their label name ‘On the Fly’, which also pays homage to Cottam’s love of fly fishing. After hail and fire wiped out the previous vintages, Mount Tumbarumba was recently named the Best Rosé in Show at the Australian Highlands 2021 wine show. This year, the winery introduced Syrah Nouveau to the line-up. Featuring tempranillo and merlot, this wine promises to be as fresh and vibrant as the region itself.
TOP DROP: 2021 Mount Tumbarumba On the Fly Rosé, A$26