"Top wine was strongly agreed on: concentrated, plush and yet quite elegant, with soft tannins, balanced oak and spot on ripeness."

- Huon Hooke

CELLAR DOOR AND VINEYARDS

 

Join us in Lenswood in the Adelaide Hills just 27kms/35mins from Adelaide at Tagai’s Cellar Door and Vineyard. Flights of wines are matched with small tasting plates of your choice from the resident chef, using fresh locally sourced ingredients.

 

When you step inside the cellar door your eyes will immediately be taken to the shou sugi ban (charred) timber interior and the stunning panoramic view of the vineyard and the stringybark bush reserve beyond.

 

Approach the handcrafted timber bar and talk wine with winemaker or share a carafe of wine and a woodfired pizza, taking your seat indoors or out - all tables capture the view.

 

Stay long enough and you will see the Kangaroos grazing.

 

Opening Hours

Fri-Sun 11-8pm & Mon 11-4pm

 

Tagai Cellar Door is an intimate venue, we recommend making a booking, particularly if you want to sit inside.

 

For Bookings Ph 0468 344 398 or email stars@tagai.com.au

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TAGAI

THE STORY

 

Tagai has exciting times ahead with the establishment of a new vineyard and home on 41 acres in Lenswood, Adelaide Hills.

 

Viv Knight has finally decided to put down roots in one of Australia’s best cool climate grape growing regions, Lenswood.  Lenswood lies 27 km east of Adelaide in the Hills and at an elevation of 465m above sea level.

 

The red wines come from Langhorne Creek, south east of Adelaide by 70km with the white wines as the vines mature all eventually coming from Lenswood.

 

Viv has over 30 years’ experience in the wine industry, a Roseworthy Agricultural College Graduate, Viv has always followed his passion for wine. His career started in the early 90’s in fine wine retail with Oddbins in London and The Grape in Brisbane.

 

A natural career progression pushed Viv to move into wine wholesale as Evans & Tate Brand Manager.  Seven years later he saw an opportunity and started his own company Knight Fine Wines, as a restaurant focused wine distribution business which he built up to carry over 20 top wineries.  He successfully operated this for over 12 years.  Needing a change, Viv and family moved to Sydney where he was Craggy Range NSW State Manager.

 

With constant harassment from the extended family Viv decided to make small batch wine resulting in the 2012 Tagai Shiraz, sourced from a fellow Roseworthy graduates long standing family vineyard in Langhorne Creek, SA.

 

For a little fun the wine was entered into the Australian and New Zealand Boutique Wine Awards and miraculously it won!!  Best Shiraz of the Show!

 

The 2014 Tagai Shiraz also won Champion Wine and Best Shiraz in Langhorne Creek which pushed Viv into following his dreams of having his own commercial wine brand.

 

The Lenswood property has now completed the dream as a home for the brand.  The property after being an old apple orchard for over 100 years was in desperate need of some love.  The change in use from Horticulture to Viticulture has brought exciting new beginnings.

 

Viv has a passion for quality Chardonnay and with the right clonal selection and the different vineyard aspects of this special property - some very exciting wines will be seen in the future. Watch this space!

Tagai Shiraz

the wine

 

Unique nuances in flavour and aroma

that each vintage provides.

Tagai Shiraz is our flagship wine. It is made with a particular style in mind rather than any reliance on a specified vineyard or parcel of fruit. That said, all the fruit comes from the same vineyard. Every year a selection is made from small batches of wine, made separately, which are blended together to showcase a unique Langhorne Creek style of Shiraz.

 

The wine style is less reliant on power, impact, alcohol and oak. Instead a strong focus is on primary Shiraz fruit flavours using unique nuances in flavour and aroma that each vintage provides. Aiming for spice and ripeness and most of all complexity. We hope you will agree!

+61 411 718 886     |     stars@tagai.com.au

RRP $55.00+ Per Bottle

RRP $30.00 Per Bottle

RRP $30.00 Per Bottle

RRP $55.00 Per Bottle

RRP $30.00 Per Bottle

Kangaroo Island,

South Australia

Langhorne Creek,

South Australia

Langhorne Creek,

South Australia

Langhorne Creek,

South Australia

Tagai

'Karta' Pinot Gris

2016 Tagai

'Miochi' Malbec

2017/18 Tagai

‘Desert Rose’ Rosé

2017 Tagai

'The Star' Chardonnay

Wine is the sum of many parts - quality in grape growing and winemaking, great design in packaging, care in getting to where it is sold and expertise and quality in wine service.

SCAR TREE

the wine range

The Scar Tree wine range shares its philosophy and origins with Tagai Shiraz. With both the Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz wines coming from the same vineyard in Langhorne Creek. This family of grape growers have been tending this vineyard for over 120 years.

RRP $30.00 Per Bottle

RRP $30.00 Per Bottle

+61 468 344 398     |     stars@tagai.com.au     |     Langhorne Creek, South Australia     |     Cellar Door: 128 Leslie Road, Lenswood, South Australia

Langhorne Creek,

South Australia

Langhorne Creek,

South Australia

2016 Scar Tree

Shiraz

2016 Scar Tree

Cabernet Sauvignon

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Tagai would like to pay respect to the First Australians for the story of Tagai and his canoe and the Stars of Tagai.

It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or obtain alcohol for, anyone under 18.

Producers Licence: 50821244. © Tagai. All photos taken remain the property of Viv Knight.

+61 468 344 398     |     stars@tagai.com.au     |     Langhorne Creek, South Australia     Cellar Door: 128 Leslie Road, Lenswood, South Australia

+61 468 344 398     |     stars@tagai.com.au     |     Langhorne Creek, South Australia     |     Cellar Door: 128 Leslie Road, Lenswood, South Australia