2008 marks the 150th anniversary of our family's arrival in Pokolbin to commence its future in the Australian wine industry. 150 years of one family with a constant base and industry in which it operates is a rarity in the country.
We Tyrrells have been on our vineyard for two thirds of Australia's modern history. The motto of 'nothing is great unless it is good' came with my great grandfather from England and has been a guiding beacon for the family through the 150 years. It has been and will be the basis of all we do.
We have passed many milestones along the way, with the past 50 years contributing the most. The introduction of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to the modern Australian industry, our expansion outside our beloved Hunter Valley to McLaren Vale, Limestone Coast and Heathcote, and the championing of the Semillon variety from the Hunter are, to me, the outstanding achivements.
The continuation of Tyrrell's Wines as a family business for another 150 years, at least, is my greatest dream. With an eye toward the future, we will continue to create individual wines of character, flavour and above all, integrity."
M. Bruce Tyrrell AM Managing Director.