Allegiance Wines, located in the Tumbarumba wine region at the foothills of the Snowy Mountains, is renowned for its cool climate wines. This viticultural area is the coldest on mainland Australia, ideal for growing a range of varietals. The winery, founded by Tim Cox, reflects a deep passion for wine, stemming from his extensive experience in the hotel and wine industries. Allegiance Wines stands out for sourcing high-quality fruit from Australia's premium regions like Margaret River, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, and Coonawarra, alongside its home vineyard in Tumbarumba. This diverse sourcing allows them to offer a spectacular array of wines, encompassing various regions and varietals in one place.
Located in the Mannus Valley, 530 meters above sea level, the Allegiance Wines vineyard benefits from fertile soils and pure water sources, crucial for high-quality grape growing. The vineyard focuses on Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Noir, while also featuring Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay from other regions. Their winemaking philosophy aims to capture the purest expression of each vineyard’s terroir, resulting in fruit-driven wines that reflect the unique characteristics of their respective regions. Tim Cox's extensive travel through global wine regions has greatly influenced the winemaking approach, ensuring each wine is a careful blend of local skills and meticulous craftsmanship.
The Cellar Door at Allegiance Wines is a unique experience, located beneath a guest house with breathtaking views of the Snowy Mountains. It showcases not only their local premium wines but also selections from other top Australian regions. The Cellar Door, open by appointment and only at limited times during the year, offers guests an exclusive and intimate wine tasting experience. However, it's important to note that the Cellar Door is currently closed for tastings, but they welcome inquiries for future visits and information.
You can expect the following from a tasting at Allegiance:
For those interested in visiting Allegiance Wines, it is recommended to check availability and make appointments in advance, given the limited opening times of the Cellar Door. This approach ensures a personalized and focused wine tasting experience, allowing guests to fully appreciate the unique qualities of Allegiance Wines. The winery's commitment to quality and excellence is evident in every aspect of their operation, from vineyard to glass.Book now