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7 Jan 2014

Debra Meiburg MW Meets the Winemaker 181: Alister Purbrick, Tahbilk Winery

Debra talks with Alister Purbrick, the 5th generation of Tahbilk Winery at the Nagambie Lakes Region. As surrounded by water, Alister tells Debra the inspiration for the winery name comes from “Tabilk Tabilk”, which is an Aboriginal name for “a place with many waterholes”. He mentions to Debra that they have one of the largest plantings of the world for the Marsanne variety, and is open to experimenting with new varieties. Finally, he tells Debra that the winery have recently launched and opened a wetland and wildlife reserve, attracting about 140,000 visitors a year.

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