Tintilla Estate is for everyone with a love of food, wine and family. One of the Hunter Valley’s best kept secrets this thoughtful family run vineyard, winery and olive grove is a leader in the boutique cellar door wine and food experience.
Tintilla exquisitely reflects the traditions of the old world with the tastes and flexibility of the new. The Dionysian dancer on our labels draws on the Greek wine tradition of women, followers of the god of wine, joined in the communion of drinking the wine of the Gods with dancing. Tintilla is an Old World term for red wine used by Samuel Pepys interchangeably with claret for the red wine of Bordeaux.
Family, Food and Wine
The winery cellar door has that wholesome family warmth that keeps people returning. A truly unique experience, at Tintilla you can take a seat across the table in their tasting room and sip from a large Riedel glass while eating a cheese platter with an assortment of Tintilla condiments, all whilst looking out over the magnificent rolling vineyard!
Olives are an important element of this grand estate with five varieties grown amongst the vineyard. Interestingly the olives were planted in 1994 before the vines and whilst award winning wines flow from the 25-hectare estate Tintilla’s essence is that of about a vineyard which has managed to find that perfect blend of food, wine and family.
Now retired Prof. Robert Lusby, was a vascular surgeon based at Concord Hospital in Sydney, mixed his medicine with his wine as he leads his family and Tintilla into its future of magnificent winemaking. “Our travels in the USA and Europe have shown us that internationally the Europeans especially the Tuscans and Burgundians showed the way with integrating family, wine and food. We have sought to take this international experience and knowledge and do as well in the Hunter Valley,” says Robert Lusby.
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