Our lovely little Tammar Wallaby. Initially, a pest back in the 1990’s when we first planted our vineyard, eating the young vine growth. But now, with the vines above their reach, they are a most welcome visitor to the vineyard
Tammar Gully is the original domestic label of Dickinson Estate Wines. First produced in 2009 and crafted by our award-winning winemaker, Coby Ladwig who, at that time, was the senior winemaker for Maltilda wines (now Rockcliffe wines) in Denmark Western Australia. In 2017, Coby decided to become an independent Winemaker and it was an easy decision for Tammar Gully and Dickinson Estate to follow Coby, retaining his winemaking skills for our popular award-winning wines.
The Tammar Gully wines are made from the same grapes crushed to make the Dickinson Estate labelled wines. Tammar Gully wines were shown in Regional Wine Shows between 2011 and 2016, winning many medals including several Gold and 3 trophies. The wines have a strong following in the WA domestic market and they are still produced each vintage alongside our Dickinson Estate range of wines. You might wonder why we created the second label when the Tammar Gully label was doing so well? The answer – (in brief) A Chinese friend thought our wines were of such a high quality that we should consider exporting. However, it turns out that the word “Tammar” named after our resident Tammar Wallaby, when spoken in Mandarin, just happens to be the worst term one Chinese person can say to another. You can use your imagination as to what that might be… (you can’t help bad luck eh?). Therefore, we introduced our Dickinson Estate range of wines which we export as well as market domestically.
In recent years, our promotional focus has been on the DE range and you are invited to visit our www.dickinsonestate.com.au website to read of our successes there. We will be showing our Tammar Gully wines in the Regional wine shows again in future to add ‘gongs’ (other than our James Halliday 5 Star medal) to the wines.
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