The annual Vegan Long Lunch returns | 24 Aug
It’s unlikely you’ll walk away from Tamburlaine without finding an organic wine you love…See our handpicked guides to the HunterValley
BY KACEY JOHNSTON
You get the vibe pretty early on that Tamburlaine is serious about contemporary organics and the benefits it provides their vineyards and ultimately, their wines. As one of Australia’s largest, certified organic wine producers, their rustic estate is the visual embodiment of their commitment to environmental sustainability, featuring beautiful recycled timbers, natural materials and lots of greenery throughout.
In fact, Tamburlaine’s ethos to build healthy vineyards, sustainable production and employ contemporary winemaking practices is at the core of all that
they do. The result? A portfolio of delicious, organic, vegan-friendly, low sulphur wines from the Hunter Valley and Orange.
And in case you’re wondering, gaining organic certification is no easy feat. There’s a three-year conversion period for the vineyard to undergo and once certification is received, rigorous annual audits of the wine to ensure the absence of pesticides, herbicides and other synthetic fertilisers.A process the people of Tamburlaine believe is worth the effort, as evidenced by their passion and the many awards their wines have won over the years.
With traditional, regional wines and quite a lot of alternate varieties available for tasting, it’s unlikely you’ll walk away from Tamburlaine without finding an organic wine you love from one of their three ranges. And, whether you’re after a relaxed casual tasting at the bar which is free of charge or a host-led guided tasting, complete with a selection of organic wines and nibbles for $20 per person, there’s plenty of ways to keep your taste buds happy while you’re visiting.
You can even take a ‘Behind the Scenes’ glimpse of Tamburlaine’s organic vineyard and winery operations which includes a structured wine and cheese tasting for $35 per person. Keeping with their vegan philosophy, vegan cheeses are also available to order for an extra $5 per person to accompany your vegan wine experience. Makes perfect sense to us!
There’s certainly plenty on offer at Tamburlaine but perhaps the best ways to get acquainted with what they do is to get a group of friends together for their annual Vegan Long Lunch. Held at the estate during winter, the Lunch is a highlight for members and guests and features delectable gourmet vegan fare prepared by Chef Matt Dillow and Tamburlaine’s lovely organic wines.
Whether you’ve chosen to follow a plant-based diet or are just interested to try a quality vegan menu, this one promises to be a great day out and is worth booking a seat for. The 2019 Vegan Long Lunch will be held on Saturday, 24 August at The Lodge at Tamburlaine Organic Wines from 12:00pm.
Vegan Long Lunch
Where: 'The Lodge' at Tamburlaine Organic Wines
Date: Saturday 24th August
Time: From 12:00pm
Cost: $120pp members & guests | $130pp non-members
To book: click here