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Formally known as “The Antipodean” it was purchased by the Whitmore Family in 2004 and the property was rebranded as “Mount Tamahunga Vineyard” in 2007.

2007 also saw Sam and the Whitmore family take over full responsibility for both the running of the vineyard and the winemaking.

Mount Tamahunga is a local landmark, being the highest peak in a range running from the coastal township of Leigh inland. It is a prominent feature in the vineyard’s outlook. Tama meaning ‘son’ or ‘youthful’ and hunga meaning ‘eruption’.

There are two labels in the Mt Tamahunga family – ‘Tama’ being the more “youthful” wine with an earlier drinking style and ‘Mount Tamahunga’, the reserve that will mature well with cellaring.

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