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Welcome to Tapanappa Wines
"We are determined to use the most expressive and unique terroirs of Australia to create Australian fine wine of distinction."
Brian Croser, Jean-Michel Cazes, Arnould d'Hautefeuille
- Tapanappa combines “old vines, new terroirs, experienced winemaking and energetic skilled young management.”
The Croser family planted the Tiers Vineyard in 1979, the first vineyard planted in the Adelaide Hills region in the 20th century.
In every way The Tiers Vineyard is a "distinguished site". It is the first vineyard planted in the Adelaide Hills thus pioneering the true cool climate wine industry of South Australia.
The Foggy Hill Vineyard is on a northwestfacing slope at 300 to 350 metres (ASL) at Parawa, the highest point of the Fleurieu Peninsula half way between Victor Harbor and Cape Jervis.
Tapanappa is dedicated to exploring the potential of the very exciting Foggy Hill Pinot Noir terroir.
Situated at 37º 10’ S and 140° 87’ E at an altitude of 80 meters, the Whalebone Vineyard is on the dunal ridge of the oldest shoreline of the plain which gently leans away to the Great Southern Ocean 80 kilometres to the west.
Whalebone Vineyard in particular and Wrattonbully in general are peculiarly suited to the production of Cabernet Shiraz blends, an Australian traditional blend and once common in France when the practice of "Hermitaging" was used to bolster the wines of Bordeaux in deficient years.