Oliver's Taranga Vineyards

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Olivers Taranga Vineyards Alfresco Grenache

Olivers Taranga Vineyards Alfresco Grenache

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246 Seaview Rd
McLaren Vale SA 5171
Australia
Phone: 08 8323 8498
Fax: 08 8323 7498
Email: admin@oliverstaranga.com

Oliver's Taranga Vineyards is located 2 km north of McLaren Vale overlooking the township.

In 1839 William and Elizabeth Oliver travelled to South Australia from Berwick in Roxburghshire, Scotland aboard the 360 ton sailing ship ‘Delhi' and eventually settled in 1841 on land at McLaren Vale. Whitehill and Taranga farms are the names given to the northern and southern sections of the land they settles on.

Taranga is a corruption of the aboriginal word Tarangk, meaning ‘the middle' which was used by the Kaurna, a local aboriginal tribe. Sheep and cattle were raised and orchards and vineyards were planted immediately upon arrival and the family prospered.

Both properties are still run by fifth generation descendants of William and Elizabeth, with the Whitehill property utilized for cropping and grazing sheep and cattle and boasting a rejuvenated stone ‘Chaff Shed' which is used as a function centre and Taranga, which consists of 110 hectares of land, being planted to many different varieties of red and white wine pes.

From 1994, low yielding, high quality, old vine grapes have been processed with some outstanding results, setting the scene for Oliver's winemaking ventures. Production is increasing and the wine is currently being made at Boar's Rock and Custom Crush by Corrina Wright - nee Rayment (the Oliver family's first winemaker and sixth generation family member).

The range of wines consists of Shiraz being made under the ‘Taranga' label, an ultra premium shiraz called the ‘HJ Reserve' being added from the 2000 vintage, a Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz made under the name of ‘Corrinas', a small batch range of wines including Tempranillo, Cadenzia Grenache, vine-dried Cabernet and two white wines - a Viognier and Italian Fiano.

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