Tollana Cabernet Sauvignon Bin TR222

Wine Background

Douglas Tolley, Ernst Tolley and Thomas Scott bought the East Torrens Winemaking and Distillation Company in 1888. The company Tolley Scott and Tolley (T.S.T) grew to become one of the largest brandy distillers in Australia. When T.S.T diversified into table wine, the company wanted a new winery name and “Tollana” was born, based on the first syllable of “Tolley”.

Early on, Tollana earned a reputation of making “wine for winemakers”, as it became a favourite among Australia’s close-knit winemaking fraternity. Some great winemakers have worked for Tollana including Wolf Blass, John Glaetzer, Pat Tocaciu and Neville Falkenberg to name a few.

Today Tollana gives talented winemakers a clean slate to make any style of wine they wish.

Tollana was once the wine-making side of the TST distillery, most famous for its brandy.

During the takeover by Southcorp in 2001 Tollana winemakers went to work on other wine brands within the portfolio of parent company Southcorp, they also went against instructions - they kept making Tollana wines. Now it is a multi-region Fosters brand.

The 2004 High Eden Riesling first release of this initially illicit revival. There is also a rather good TR16 Shiraz and TR 222 Cabernet Sauvignon from mature vines in the 60 ha Woodbury Vineyard in the High Eden Valley. The TR stands for Tollana Red.

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