The Tar and Roses range of wines consists of European varietals and grew out of the desire to make iconic European wines at home in Central Victoria.
Don and Narelle have drawn from their overseas experience, particularly in Spain, to craft the range in a style that reflects their interpretation of these classic varieties. Fruit for the range is sourced mainly from the renowned premium wine region of Heathcote as well as from the Strathbogie Ranges, Nagambie, Northeast Victoria and the Priorat, Spain.
Tar and Roses are the main descriptors for Nebbiolo, the king of red wine in Italy and one of the wines within the range.
Don and Narelle also released their first Riesling under the Tar and Roses brand in late 2014. This Riesling is named after Don, acknowledging his 40 years of making award winning Riesling.
Sadly Don succumbed to cancer in April 2017. Despite his loss, the team at Tar & Roses are committed to continuing on with the brand that he poured his heart and soul into and loved so very much. Vale Don Lewis.
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