Clare Halloran has been making wine at TarraWarra Estate for more than 20 years, leading her team today as both Winemaker and General Manager. With its first six hectares of vines planted in 1983, the vineyard now occupies 28 hectares of the 400-hectare farmland and continues to put the Yarra Valley on the map on both a national and international scale. Located approximately an hour from Melbourne, guests can wander through the spectacular grounds, experience the architecturally designed cellar door and indulge at the estate restaurant.
Clare stepped into her dual role as General Manager in 2013 and throughout her time at the winery, and has travelled extensively through great wine regions of the world, bringing home knowledge that has informed each and every drop at the estate today. Her craft is inspired by the surrounds of TarraWarra Estate. She creates wine that is an expression of its unique environment, passionate about not only working with the elements of the site, but with a deep respect and understanding of the microflora that converts grapes to wine.
Under the gentle care and attention of Clare and Vineyard Manager Stuart Sissins, all of TarraWarra’s wines are meticulously grown, handpicked, vinified and aged on site. The pair has slowly restructured the vineyard and the wines, modifying block boundaries, grafting newly available Chardonnay clones and introducing newer varieties to the estate. They are passionate about sustainable grape growing and winemaking practices that ensure the property can remain viable for generations to come. Expressing the unique terroir of the expansive vineyard, the estate is best known for its exceptional Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, alongside their single-block heritage varietals and blends.
With its breathtaking views that overlook the Valley, TarraWarra Estate also hosts wedding ceremonies on the manicured lawns with reception packages to suit both seated and cocktail celebrations and is a treat for locals and those travelling from afar.
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