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Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard 2006 Cabernet Shiraz

Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard 2013 Pinot Noir

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Tapanappa Eden Valley 2015 Riesling

Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard 2017 Cabernet Franc Merlot

Vintage Notes

2017 was one of the latest vintages on record despite being warm at 1585C days versus the average of 1487C days.

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Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard 2017 Cabernet Shiraz

Vintage Notes

2017 was one of the latest vintages on record despite being warm at 1585C days versus the average of 1487C days.

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Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley 2020 Chardonnay

Vintage Notes

A cool start to the Autumn, slowed an even budburst in the Piccadilly Valley in early September.

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Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 2020 Chardonnay

Vintage Notes

A cool start to the Autumn, slowed an even budburst in the Tiers Vineyard in early September.

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Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 1.5m 2020 Chardonnay

Vintage Notes

A cool start to the Autumn, slowed an even budburst in the Tiers Vineyard in early September.

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Tiers Vineyard 1.5M Chardonnay 2019 – 92 points Silver

Tiers Vineyard replanted in 2003 to clones 76 and 95 at 1.5m row spacing. Close planting produces earlier ripening and fuller flavours,

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Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2019 – 93 points Silver

450m elevation; planted 1979, the first vineyard in the modern Adelaide Hills. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of its planting,

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Definitus Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019 – 94 points Silver

Characterful and energetic, this is probably the most distinctive pinot that Brian Croser has drawn from his Foggy Hill Vineyard yet.

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Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc 2017 – 94 points Silver

Signature Wrattonbully, from menthol-tinted aromatics and cassis-defined palate to fine-grained, powdery, chalk-dusted tannins. A cool season heightens tang,

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Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz 2017 – 95 points Gold

A cooler season works its magic, lifting the violet perfume of cabernet, the black pepper of shiraz,

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Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019 – 96 points Gold “Top Rated”

15% of the fruit was placed at the bottom of the fermenting tubs, progressively crushed.

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Recognition V2

Recognition
Latest Tiers Vineyard Reviews

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Latest Foggy Hill Vineyard Reviews

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Latest Whalebone Vineyard Reviews

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2020 Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 1.5M Chardonnay

Light yellow colour. The nose is reductive, smoky matchstick, a kiss of oak too, in balance. Small flowers,

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Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

If you cast your mind back to the very beginning of Covid last year you might think the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse got a head start when fires ravaged many vineyards in the Eastern States.

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The New Normal: Winemaking in the COVID environment

Describing himself humbly as a ‘single vineyard vigneron’, others in the wine trade might call Tapanappa’s Brian Croser ‘a vine and wine visionary’ or ‘innovator’.

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SALA Exhibition 2021

SALA Exhibition 2021
Patterns in the Landscape

An exhibition in response to the elements, forms,

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Whalebone Vineyard

The Whalebone Vineyard

Planted to the Cabernet varieties in Wrattonbully in 1974,

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Foggy Hill Vineyard

Foggy Hill Vineyard​

Planted with Pinot Noir on the Fleurieu Peninsula in 2003,

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Tiers Vineyard

The Tiers Vineyard

Planted with Chardonnay in the Piccadilly Valley in 1979,

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Brian’s Musings

Brian’s Musings
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Tiers Has A Hip Replacement

The Tiers Vineyard Old Block in the Piccadilly Valley is 41 years old, planted in 1980.

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Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2018 – 97 points

If you’ve got elite fruit power, don’t be afraid to show it. This has an Olympic athlete’s body: big frame,

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2018 Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard DEFINITUS Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir doesn’t need to taste like Burgundy to be good. This Tapanappa Definitus Pinot Noir 2018 is the example of this.

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2018 Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay

If you’ve got elite fruit power, don’t be afraid to show it. This has an Olympic athlete’s body: big frame,

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Distinguished Terroir

You choose your wines! You will receive 12 bottles including a rare back vintage museum wine worth $90 each time. Choose to receive either a mixed case of 6 whites and 6 reds, or else all white or all reds, every 6 or 12 months. You will also receive a 20% discount on all Tapanappa wine purchases online and at our Cellar Door

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3 Sites Cellar Pack

Double up on the Discovery wines and receive 6 bottles delivered to your door every 3 or 6 months. You will also receive a 15% discount on all Tapanappa wine purchases online and at our Cellar Door.

Current 3 Sites Cellar club pack includes:

2 x 2020 Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay
2 x 2019 Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir
2 x 2006 Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz

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3 Sites

Discover Tapanappa and enjoy wines personally selected by Brian Croser. 3 Wines delivered to your door every 3 months. You will also receive 15% discount on all Tapanappa wine purchases online and at our Cellar Door.

Current 3 Sites club pack includes:

1 x 2020 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay
1 x 2019 Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir
1 x 2006 Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz

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2018 Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay

The Piccadilly Valley has a proud history of crafting great Australian Chardonnay, and was the original home of Petaluma.

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2017 Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc

Brian Croser’s vision of a great Right Bank Bordeaux, realised. Or at least that’s the drift with this Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc 2017. Sometimes this Wrattonbully red can seem too ripe and too ambitious,

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Recognition
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“This makes an impression” 2020 Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay

I haven’t read the press notes on this wine but 2020 in the Adelaide Hills was an interesting time,

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“It had me hooked straight up” 2020 The Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

The chardonnay vines on the Tiers Vineyard in the Piccadilly Valley are all now well over 30 years old though some were planted in the late 1970s.

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2017 Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc

Brian Croser’s vision of a great Right Bank Bordeaux, realised. Or at least that’s the drift with this Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc 2017. Sometimes this Wrattonbully red can seem too ripe and too ambitious,

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2020 Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay

Bright ripe-peach and lemon aromas on offer here, framed in some spiced, hazelnut-like oak and nougat.

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2020 Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay

Tough vintage, to say the least, and yet out if it you get something as beautiful as this classy chardonnay from the Piccadilly Valley.

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2020 Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 1.5M chardonnay

A beautiful piece of wine machinery. Precision is everything here. That, and purity. Nectarine, lemon curd,

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2020 Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 1.5M chardonnay

This vineyard was close planted along French lines with French clones and it really does have an impact on the wine.

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“A pretty impressive wine” – 2019 Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

It’s a firm, fragrant, spice-riddled pinot noir with blueberry and macerated cherry notes shot through with aromatic herb notes.

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2018 Foggy Hill Vineyard “DEFINITUS” Pinot Noir

There are four hectares of pinot noir growing on the Foggy Hill vineyard; this is from a one-hectare strip.

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“A lavish wine” – 2017 Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc

Lots going on here. Huge perfume of ripe plum, sage, violets, pot pourri, cedar. The palate is plush,

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“Wrattonbully the hero here”- 2017 Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz

Seaspray, seaweed scents, a dusting of clove, cassis, some eucalyptus too. Evocative perfume. Dark fruit flavours,

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“A quiet achiever, needs time or cellaring” – 2019 Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

Sour cherry and dark fruit profile, touch more of the savoury – almost hedgerow, stem like –

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“Classy Wine” – 2019 Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

Brian Croser’s Fleurieu Peninsula Pinot has evolved quite a bit over its existence, the style reaching for more delicacy every vintage.

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2018 Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay

Somewhat puckered peach—skin, flesh, kernel—and a sniff off that often elusive match-strike that many a Chardonnay-lover desires.

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2020 Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay

Tapanappa founder/winemaker, Brian Croser, calls the 2020 vintage “unique.” Despite COVID, bushfires and a severe frost in his beloved Tiers Vineyard in the Adelaide Hills,

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2020 Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 1.5M chardonnay

This wine hails from the celebrated Tiers Vineyard, but there are subtle differences at play which imbues it with a different personality to the Tiers flagship wine.

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2020 Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

If chardonnay is indeed making a comeback, it’s through wines like these where much of the excitement dwells.

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2020 Tiers Vineyard 1.5M Chardonnay

“It’s young and will be even better next year” – 2020 Tiers Vineyard 1.5M Chardonnay

Light yellow colour.

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2020 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

“Potential Plus” – 2020 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

Light straw colour. Cashew nut,

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South Australia 2021 – near perfect

Brian Croser reports on the 2021 vintage, which he describes as ‘perfection in a sea of uncertainty’.

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2018 Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard DEFINITUS Pinot Noir

For Foggy Hill the 2018 Definitus is quite open for business at a young age,

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Wine Archive

Wine Archive
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Cellar Door Bookings

Cellar Door Bookings
Our Cellar Door is open daily, 11am – 4pm
p: (08) 7324 5301

e: cellardoor@tapanappa.com.au

Bookings for small groups (1-6) for our seated wine tastings can be made below,

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Mailing List

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2019 Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

Brian Croser’s Fleurieu Peninsula Pinot has evolved quite a bit over its existence, the style reaching for more delicacy every vintage.

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2017 Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

Light straw colour. Cashew nut, straw, biscuit and creamy lees aromas, restrained and fresh and delicate,

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“South Australia’s top-scoring white wines: 20 to try” – 2018 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

With Spring approaching this 20 March, white wines may begin to take an edge this time of year.

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glossary OLD

“It’s a big youthful wine that will certainly reward with time and age” – 2017 Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc

“South Australia’s top-scoring white wines: 20 to try” – 2018 Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

With Spring approaching this 20 March, white wines may begin to take an edge this time of year.

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“Righteous stuff. All class” – 2016 Tiers Vineyard 1.5M Chardonnay

All class. Layers to bouquet and palate, inward concentration, exceptional length and fine tuned oak/lees work implicit.

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2017 Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc

Deep red colour with a trace of purple and the bouquet has a gun-smoky, black olive,

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A pure expression of the unique Whalebone Vineyard terroir – 2017 Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz

Medium to deep red colour with a trace of purple and a mossy, undergrowth bouquet with traces of humus and cabernet raspberry-mint,

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Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard 2018 Definitus Pinot Noir

Definitus

DEFINITUS is an apotheosis on the Tapanappa Foggy Hill Pinot Noir journey. After 14 years of careful observation across the 3 Pinot Noir clones on 4 rootstocks,

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Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard 2019 Pinot Noir

Vintage Notes

2019 vintage was another in an increasing frequency of above average temperature vintages.

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A pretty impressive Pinot Noir – 2019 Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

It’s a firm, fragrant, spice-riddled pinot noir with blueberry and macerated cherry notes shot through with aromatic herb notes.

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An excellent example of Australia’s own unique blend – 2016 Whalebone Cabernet Shiraz

The classic Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz blend is all about combining the structure of Cabernet Sauvignon with the ripeness and upfront appeal of shiraz.

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