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James Halliday explains the Toolangi Vineyards concept

Monday, March 16, 2015

We were delighted to have James Halliday taste a selection of Toolangi's 2013 vintage for The Australian Weekend Magazine. 

James also explains the methods used by Toolangi to create these award winning wines.

"All carefully chosen horses for courses, all winners."

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The reviews and ratings:

Toolangi Estate Chardonnay 2013
Estate-grown, made at Oakridge Estate, and matured in French oak for 11 months; fine and elegant, the wine has the length and finesse that comes in large measure from the vineyard, but also has the unmistakable thumbprint of David Bicknell in the guise of the complex bouquet. Drink to 2028. Rating 96

Toolangi Pauls Lane Pinot Noir 2013
Estate-grown, hand-picked, and made at Hoddles Creek Estate; matured in French oak barriques for 10 months. Exemplary colour; the fragrant, lightly-spiced bouquet leads into a palate that has what the French call nervosity, an almost three dimensional combination of tactile and flavour characters that are woven together to provide exceptional energy and length. Drink to 2028. Rating 97

Toolangi Pauls Lane Shiraz 2013
Estate-grown; made at Coldstream Hills and at Hoddles Creek Estate where it was blended and bottled after 18 months maturation in French oak; the colour is deep and clear, the palate with considerable presence and complexity, its savoury assemblage of red and black cherry fruits and supporting tannins providing a mouth-watering finish and aftertaste. Will be very long-lived. Drink to 2038. Rating 95

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2012 Pauls Lane Pinot Noir - New Release

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

We've had some great reviews of our 2012 Pauls Lane Pinot Noir.

The label evokes the landscape of our Yarra Valley Vineyard on Pauls Lane, which is adjacent to the beautiful Toolangi State Forest.

James Halliday awarded this special estate-grown, hand-picked wine 95 points. "..the bouquet is fragrant and expressive, the medium-bodied palate following suit, with cherry and plum fruit in the ascendant, oak evident, but in balanced harmony; silky tannins sustain the long finish." Drink to 2021.




James Halliday's Top 100 Wines Pauls Lane Chardonnay

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Great to be listed in the latest Weekend Australian James Halliday Top 100 Wines Magazine.

There were 20 Chardonnays chosen. James refers to them as "superb, modern world-class Chardonnays."

Happy to be in such fine company.

"A single block was hand-picked and made at Hoddles Creek Estate by Franco D'Anna in his usual restrained style, except for a surge of stone fruit on the back-palate and finish, 11 months in French oak hardly breaking the water. First class wine. Rating 96."

Chardonnay Love Affair at the Yarra Valley Dairy

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

It's great weather for Chardonnay. Meet us at the Yarra Valley Dairy on Sunday 26 October to taste the six Chardonnays in the Toolangi range.

A rare opportunity to experience the 2008 Reserve Chardonnay. Nick Stock from the Good Wine Guide calls this wine "A Breathtaking chardonnay - symphonic!"

Winner! 2014 Best White Wine Vintage Cellars

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

We are very excited today to have our 2011 Chardonnay awarded the Vintage Cellars White Wine of 2014!


"The mid-weight palate builds before a rush of deliciously zesty acidity and great length. Bravo!"


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2015 James Halliday Wine Companion

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Toolangi is thrilled to again be awarded 5 Red Star outstanding winery status, with 11 of our current release wines scoring over 93 in this and prior editions.

The yet to be released 2012 Pauls Lane Chardonnay received an outstanding rating of 97.


Hand-picked from estate vineyards, made at Oakridge, barrel-fermented and aged in French oak for 11 months. Here the flinty reduction of the bouquet is more obvious than the standard version, but still well within bounds as far as I am concerned. Greater concentration and intensity of the fruit is very obvious; from this perspe4ctive, a prime example of the importance of terroir. Will live for an inordinately long time. Rating 97. Drink to 2025.


Estate-grown, hand-picked grapes from especially low-cropped vines, made at Oakridge, aged in French barriques for 10 months. The colour is a little deeper than its sibling; the bouquet is frangrant and expressive,m the medium-bodied palate following suit, with cherry and plum fruit in the ascendant, oak evident, but in balanced harmony; silky tannins sustain the long finish. Rating 95. Drink to 2021

Pristine fruit...

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

When next travelling Qantas keep your eye out for the 2011 Toolangi Pauls Lane Pinot Noir.

"The Toolangi vineyards are at Dixon's Creek and the cool-growing environs yield pristine fruit of intensity and finesse. A delicate strawberry and redcurrent perfume with hints of classic sous bois flows smoothly to a supple, spicy palate with an ethereal finish."

2012 Pinot Noir Wine of the Week

Wednesday, June 11, 2014



Good news for lovers of Toolangi Wines

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

We are proud to announce the opening of the Toolangi Wine Club to provide members with an exclusive choice of our award-winning wines.

Most wine clubs offer members a limited selection in the wines they receive. We wanted to give our members something unique by allowing them to choose from hand-picked, mixed cases, representing remarkable value for money.

For members this means their preferred selection will be delivered twice a year at a significant discount. Members also enjoy 20% off all online purchases.

Part of being a member also means early access to new releases as well as invitations to special dinners, wine events, vineyard visits and select tastings.

As a member you’ll find our wine club is the best way to discover, experience and enjoy a wide range of our wines.

Membership and delivery is free within Australia.

We very much look forward to welcoming you as a member.

Julie and Garry Hounsell


2010 Estate Chardonnay, Winestate "Best Wines of 2013"

Monday, February 17, 2014

The Toolangi 2010 Estate Chardonnay was named as one of the Best Wines of 2013 in the Winestate 2014 Annual.

"A modern style of chardonnay with some well handled oak sitting on top of melon-like varietal fruit. The nose is bright and light, the palate fresh and lively with a lingering finish. Five stars."


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